Have you ever wished you could have your teeth magically straighten without anybody ever really knowing that you even wore braces or had anything to straighten your teeth?
Did you know that there is a way to straighten your teeth without metal braces?
Invisalign is the “magic way” to straighten your teeth without metal braces. We use a series of clear trays that our doctors custom design for your unique smile. The best thing about this process is that you can take them out for meals, to brush and floss, and for those special occasions. The added bonus is that when you are wearing them they’re nearly invisible. Most people will never even know that you are wearing anything at all!
Does Invisalign Work?
The quick and simple answer is yes, Invisalign most definitely works. A lot of people think that those that are most interested in Invisalign are older patients that do not want other people to know that they have braces or straightening appliances. Although there may be a lot of older patients interested in Invisalign, another population of patients or group of people that are highly interested in Invisalign are actually teen patients. Teens love the thought of Invisalign and have been looking into it more and more in recent years. Regardless of age, all patients tend to question the efficiency of Invisalign: Does Invisalign work?
With Invisalign, you wear clear plastic trays that sit on your teeth for approximately 20 hours of the day. Although, the duration that you wear your Invisalign trays is determined on an individualized, case by case basis by your specific orthodontist. You should remove the trays to eat, practice proper oral hygiene, and clean the trays themselves. Our team of orthodontists will place composite buttons on your teeth to help create an area that will have force or pressure exerted on it. This will help your teeth move.
Similar to how braces help your teeth move by creating various forces, Invisalign also induces various forces to help your teeth move. Also, with Invisalign, in a way similar to braces, you will have to get them “adjusted.” The difference here though is that with braces, you switch out the wires linking the brackets, making the braces feel like they are tighter. With Invisalign on the other hand, you simply switch out the clear plastic aligner trays to the next progressing set. You may also have the composite buttons adjusted along the way as well. This will help your teeth move into the desired positions.
So, overall, yes, Invisalign most certainly works. As you take on the responsibility, listen to your orthodontist, wear the trays for the recommended amount of time, clean them, and switch them out as often as your orthodontist instructs you to.
How Does Invisalign Work?
Invisalign is an incredible treatment option. Though the process may change slightly depending on your situation, check out the video below for a quick overview of how Invisalign works!
Invisalign is suitable for almost anyone wanting to improve their smile or arrange their teeth in a more orderly fashion.
- Teens: Invisalign can help correct most misalignments in teenagers’ teeth and is an ideal option for teens because they use clear aligners to achieve a glowing smile and improve oral health. This is particularly useful as teenage years are so often fraught with self-consciousness. With shorter treatment times and easier use, Invisalign is an ideal treatment for teenagers who want that winning smile.
- Adults: More and more adults are choosing correctional orthodontic treatment and taking control of their own health. Invisalign is ideal for adults who want flexibility with their alignment process and want to achieve that improved smile without using a highly-visible metal bracket system.
What Are The Criteria For Invisalign?
In a similar fashion to braces, the Invisalign criteria are mainly for individuals that are interested in straightening their teeth. In contrast to braces though, individuals interested in Invisalign should consider the fact that they are more responsible for their treatment outcome. For this reason, patients with better self-discipline tend to have the most success.
With Invisalign, patients are required to wear their clear plastic trays, or aligners, for a certain amount of time every day. This time is determined by your orthodontist. Wearing your Invisalign trays for the allotted or recommended period of time is crucial in order to see results in a timely fashion. If you are not wearing the Invisalign trays for the appropriate duration, or if you are not switching your trays when recommended, you may prolong your treatment and not receive your optimal treatment outcome or results.
With the Invisalign trays, it is also incredibly important to remember that they can get dirty, and that plaque and bacteria can build up on the trays themselves. Because of this, it is critical to regularly clean your trays. This also requires more self-discipline and responsibility on the part of the patient. With regards to eating, the Invisalign Aligner trays need to be removed during the time of eating. Some patients forget to put the trays back in after they are done eating or prefer to leave them out for longer periods of time after eating. The more you leave your trays out of your mouth, the longer it will take for your teeth to appropriately move to the desired positions.
Overall, with Invisalign, the process is simple and efficient. We offer Invisalign in Baton Rouge, Prairieville, Central, and Addis. We are excited to help you reach your straight teeth goals and dreams! If you want to know more about the treatment options that we offer, or if you have questions about Invisalign, please feel free to contact us and set up a time to come in and visit with us. Your initial consultation is complimentary.