First introduced in 1998, Invisalign is a highly popular and revolutionary method of correcting the misalignment issues of teeth, such as crooked teeth and gapped teeth.
You may have undergone orthodontic treatment when you were younger; however, over time and without good retention, your teeth may have slipped back into misalignment and lost their symmetry. Maybe you did not need orthodontic treatment when you were younger because your teeth were only very slightly misaligned; however, as an adult, you may have decided that you want a good-looking smile. If so, then Invisalign Chelsea is for you.
Invisalign can either be recommended by your dentist, or you could speak to an Invisalign dentist to make sure that it is the right choice for you and suitable for the type of misalignment you have.
Like other orthodontic treatments, Invisalign involves moving your teeth. Therefore, it is important to make sure that your teeth are strong and your gums are healthy not only for a successful treatment with Invisalign but also to prevent any dental complications.
Visiting your dentist on a regular basis is important for ensuring that your oral hygiene standards are high and that any underlying dental issues are dealt with early and effectively to prevent such complications from arising.
How do Invisalign aligners work?
If your dentist is happy that Invisalign is the right choice of treatment for you, then you will undergo 3D scans that will be used to create your aligners. These aligners are made out of clear plastic that, as the name suggests, has an almost invisible appearance to them. This allows full discretion for those who may feel self-conscious or uncomfortable about undergoing orthodontic treatment.
The treatment itself works using a series of these aligners that can be individually manufactured to fit your teeth accurately and precisely. Each aligner is designed to move your teeth by up to 0.25 mm and should be replaced every two weeks with the next aligner in the series.
These aligners need to be worn for approximately 22 hours of the day. They are to be taken out before mealtimes and drinks (you can leave them in when you drink water) to prevent them from staining. Furthermore, the aligners must be cleaned every day. They are very easy to clean as you can brush them with an ordinary toothbrush and toothpaste and soak them in a cleaning solution before rinsing them and putting them back in your mouth.
The aligners are comfortable to wear, almost invisible, and highly convenient as they can be taken out and replaced as necessary. Each time you remove your aligners, you are able to clean your teeth thoroughly so that no other issues can present themselves.
Patient reviews show that Invisalign aligners only take a few days to get accustomed to and are otherwise highly convenient and comfortable. Speak to your dentist to find out more about treatment with Invisalign and how it can help correct the imperfections of your teeth and promote better oral health.