Thanks to modern-day technology, teens and adults can straighten their smiles with Invisalign clear aligners. This revolutionary orthodontic treatment has been transforming smiles since the late ’90s. In fact, Invisalign is one of the most popular orthodontic treatments as it discreetly corrects misaligned teeth. No more metal wires or brackets!
Learn more about Invisalign clear aligners below and contact Cinema Smiles Dental today.
In brief, Invisalign is a set of custom-made clear aligners designed to discreetly straighten teeth. Invisalign is perfect for teens and adults who want to perfect their smiles without traditional braces. Only a certified provider can prescribe Invisalign, so contact Cinema Smiles Dental for a consultation.
A patient with mild to moderately misaligned teeth is encouraged to visit an Invisalign certified dentist. This visit will consist of an exam and consultation to assure that the clear aligners are the best recommended orthodontic treatment. If the patient agrees with the treatment plan, digital images are taken of the mouth structure. They are then sent to the Invisalign lab for the aligners to be created.
Once the aligners arrive, the patient visits the dentist for fitting and to learn how to best care for the aligners. Routine visits will be needed to assure the progress is going as planned. These visits will be scheduled depending on each patient and their unique treatment plan.
Invisalign is best suited for teens and adults with mild to moderately misaligned teeth. This includes the following common issues.
Each patient will be given a customized treatment and maintenance plan. In general, each aligner is to be worn for at least 23 hours a day. The patient must remove them before eating. Then, brush their teeth before reinserting the aligners. This routine is essential to maintain a clean mouth and prevent bacterial buildup. Additionally, each set is worn for about 2 weeks before using the next set of aligners.
Overall, straighter teeth lead to a healthier smile. Oftentimes, misaligned teeth are more prone to decay and gum disease as it’s difficult to clean certain areas. That’s why straightening your teeth is essential for oral health reasons. However, some patients refuse to straighten their teeth because of the look and restrictions of traditional braces.
Thankfully, Invisalign clear aligners offer a discreet alternative. With the clear aligners, patients do not have dietary restrictions. They can eat any food option as the aligners are removable. Likewise, the aligners are virtually invisible. This is a great feature for those concerned about the metal appearance of traditional braces.
Schedule a consultation to learn if Invisalign is right for you! At Cinema Smiles Dental, we offer an array of solutions to assist patients of all ages. In fact, our team is highly experienced and educated. Services range from pediatric, general, and cosmetic dentistry. Call (978) 537-8566 or book an appointment online. We look forward to meeting you!