Invisalign is available at Coastal Dental Care
Using clear, removable aligners Invisalign is the virtually-invisible way to straighten your teeth. Through this orthodontic technology it is possible to straighten your teeth discreetly. With advanced 3D imaging equipment, your custom-made aligners are created in accordance with the condition of your teeth. One of the many advantages of Invisalign treatment is you are able to see a 3D representation of what your final outcome can look like on our monitors.
During your first appointment impressions will be taken and sent away. A few weeks later you will receive a series of clear aligners: each aligner will work for two to three weeks before being replaced with the new ones. Each aligner is designed to move your teeth incrementally: as you move through your treatment each new set of aligners will move you gradually closer to your goal.
Invisalign offers exceptional benefits to patients
This treatment requires no metal brackets or wires which mean there’s significantly less mouth irritation and oral sores associated with orthodontics. This aspect of Invisalign treatment also limits the amount of time spent in the dental chair. Invisalign aligners are removable so they do not impact your dietary or oral hygiene habits.
Your compliance is not optional
Unlike traditional orthodontics, you can remove Invisalign aligners to eat, or for an important event. However, if you do not wear your retainers for the prescribed amount of time one of two things can happen: firstly the treatment takes longer than initially assessed, secondly the treatment is not as effective as it should have been. On average it is recommend that you wear your aligners for at least 20 hours a day for optimal results.
Importantly, you must brush your teeth before replacing the aligners. Failure to do so can result in build-up of plaque and bacteria which could cause tooth decay. By brushing and flossing after every meal you will ensure you maintain optimal oral health. Additionally it means that unlike traditional orthodontic treatments you don’t have to be careful what you eat: and you don’t have to go the dentist for monthly cleans.
Invisalign is suitable for most adult and teenage patients
Not everyone is a suitable candidate for this orthodontic treatment. The state of your oral health and the reason for your crooked teeth are just some of the reasons that may preclude you from this treatment.
If you would like to know more about Invisalign, to make an appointment at one of our dental practices, please contact us today.