There aren’t many people who love the look of braces. The biggest demographic to wear this noticeable hardware on their teeth are teens and they would do just about anything to qualify for a more subtle way of straightening their teeth – but so would adults. Anyone who wants a straight smile considers themselves lucky when they discover they’re a good candidate for Invisalign and can finally straighten their smile and do so discreetly.
Invisalign: The Most Subtle Way to Align Teeth
Invisalign is a revolutionary orthodontic alternative. No brackets, no wires, no obvious metal snagging your lips and cheeks. This alternative to braces is so hard to see that no one will ever really know you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment.
The trays are carefully designed to fit just so in your mouth and move several teeth at a time until they’re in full alignment. After two weeks, you’ll switch out the trays for the next set of trays and begin moving the next few teeth. This entire process takes about one year to complete, give or take, depending on the complexity of your case and your dedication to your treatment.
Maintain the Invisibility of Invisalign
There are a few factors that could alter the visibility of Invisalign and they include:
- Attachments: Some patients need composite-colored “dots” on their teeth in various places to help anchor the trays and make them work more effectively. While these attachments are not very visible in general, when the trays are out of your mouth they can be seen more easily. It’s important to keep them clean so they stay as unnoticeable as possible.
- Cleanliness: If you don’t keep your Invisalign trays clean or soak and brush them as instructed, they will become dingy and, well, gross. You’re wearing them in your mouth for 20 to 22 hours a day after all. Lots of things are going to stick to those trays and you want to keep them as clean as possible not only for their appearance but to prevent bad breath and the development of cavities.
- Eating: If you eat with Invisalign trays in your mouth, you risk breaking or cracking the trays, but you also risk staining them. And, let’s face it, you must wear the trays for about two weeks at a time, so if you stain any of your aligners, you’ll have to live with them as they are until you switch out the next trays. They’ll be noticeable and unsightly, ruining the subtlety of this treatment.
Are You a Good Candidate for Invisalign in Fort Lauderdale?
Invisalign is a boost to the self-esteem, right from the start. Sure, it will take time to get used to aligners on your teeth. The feeling of the trays will be unusual and they will put pressure on your teeth as they begin to shift your teeth into their new positions, but this feeling is temporary. Invisalign quickly becomes part of your lifestyle and blends into your routine, so you forget that you’re wearing them and no one else will really notice them. They won’t get in the way of your job, social life, or photos.
Schedule a consultation with Dr. Charmaine Johnson at Premier Smile Center to find out if Invisalign is right for you.