Invisalign is a transparent corrective appliance made of flexible plastic with shape memory. Invisalign aligners are used in orthodontic treatments to straighten crooked or misaligned teeth and treat malocclusions.
The many advantages Invisalign aligners have over dental braces make them a popular choice for our patients at Northeast Dental Associates.
What Is Invisalign and How Does It Work?
Invisalign are clear removable aligners used as an alternative to metal braces. They’re custom-made to fit your teeth and have to be replaced at regular intervals to maintain pressure on the teeth.
The Invisalign Process
As part of the Invisalign procedure, Dr. Saalini Velamakanni at Northeast Dental Associates uses the latest 3D technology to map out your teeth structure and gather data to make sure the customized aligners perfectly fit your mouth.
Once you start the treatment, it might take you a few days to get used to wearing the aligners. However, once you do, you will be amazed at how quickly they start shifting your teeth into the desired position.
As your teeth start shifting, Dr. V will provide you with new trays every two weeks.
During the treatment, you can remove the aligners to brush your teeth and eat, or for special occasions, as long as you wear them for 22 hours per day. You will also have to clean the aligners daily to prevent bacteria buildup.
Depending on the complexity of your situation, an Invisalign treatment can take anywhere between 12 and 18 months.
What Are the Benefits of Invisalign?
One of the main benefits of Invisalign is that it straightens your smile without hiding it, as it is invisible. Another convenient feature of Invisalign is that it is removable when needed and straightens teeth quicker than traditional metal braces.
One of the main benefits of correcting your bite issues is that straight teeth also reduce the risk of gum diseases, bacterial infections, and periodontal diseases. Also, you’re less likely to break and wear down your teeth if they’re correctly aligned.
Other than this, there are numerous benefits of opting for Invisalign over traditional braces, such as:
- Unlike metal braces, they don’t have any metals or wires that can harm your oral tissues.
- The aligners put gentle pressure on your teeth to shift them into the correct position, so the discomfort with the Invisalign process is next to negligible.
If you want to straighten your teeth and improve your smile, call us at (832) 818-8132 or drop in at Northeast Dental Associates, Dentist Humble, TX, 19411 McKay Dr #150, Humble, TX 77338 to get an appointment.