The process of teeth straightening is not just for young children and teenagers but also for adults suffering from mild to severe malocclusion. If the aesthetic of traditional metal braces doesn’t appeal to you, Invisalign may be a suitable alternative. Dr. Paul Caputo at Caputo Dental offers discreet clear aligners for straightening teeth with minimal disruption to your everyday life.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign uses a series of clear aligners to straighten crooked teeth over time. Invisalign can treat teeth that are protruding, underbites, overbites, gapped teeth, or overcrowded teeth.
By moving to a new set of trays every two weeks, your teeth are gradually guided into a more aligned, aesthetically pleasing position. The Invisalign system is popular since no brackets or wires are attached to the teeth like traditional braces. These clear trays can be removed for tooth brushing and eating, so you don’t need to alter your diet or oral hygiene routine. The aligners should be worn for 20-22 hours a day, with only brief breaks for eating and drinking.
You should see results within a few weeks, but depending on the severity of your case, it could take anywhere from 6 to 18 months to achieve your perfect smile.
The Invisalign Process: How it Straightens Your Teeth
As part of our cosmetic dentistry services, Dr. Caputo can work with you on determining if Invisalign aligners are the right choice for your smile. Using cutting-edge technology, Dr. Caputo scans your teeth digitally. He then uses a computer to create a digital treatment plan.
The Invisalign dental laboratory uses this information to customize your aligners. You will receive your aligners along with instructions from your dentist on how to wear and clean them. If you follow your dentist’s instructions carefully, you’ll soon be on your way to a straighter smile. You will see your dentist every 6-8 weeks to monitor your progress.
You must wear each set of aligners for approximately 14 days. The pressure created by each aligner tray gently guides your teeth into position as you replace one aligner set with the next.
Does Invisalign Fit Your Lifestyle?
Many adults prefer to use this orthodontic treatment method because it is discreet and removable, making it simple to live a normal life. Invisalign clear aligners make it easy for people involved in sports or who play musical instruments to continue their hobbies or professions as normal.
Do You Need Invisalign?
Those who want to straighten their teeth quickly without drawing attention to their treatment should consider Invisalign. However, not all orthodontic issues can be addressed with clear aligners, and you’ll need to consult with your dentist about whether you’re a suitable candidate for this orthodontic treatment method.
To determine if this option is right for you, call Caputo Dental to schedule a consultation. Our team can answer any other questions you may have about cosmetic dental treatments like Invisalign, Zoom! Whitening, cosmetic bonding, or porcelain veneers to help you achieve your dream smile.