For patients suffering from crooked or misaligned teeth, the Invisalign treatment process can be a dream come true. Rather than having uncomfortable, unattractive wire braces bonded to your teeth, patients simply wear a set of nearly-invisible trays that are custom made to fit their teeth.
But like most things in life, following the proper directions is essential to achieving the best results. Invisalign treatments involve a few lifestyle changes, and may take some getting used to. To help you get the most out of your Invisalign experience, here are a few tips to help you prepare.
Invisalign received FDA approval in 1998, meaning the technology may not be as familiar to all orthodontists as traditional braces are. Your first goal should be choosing a provider who has experience with the process, in order to receive the best treatment options.
ZendyHealth can help you there. We work with some of the best providers in the country, and can match you with an experienced Invisalign provider.
While Invisalign has many advantages over traditional braces, maintaining realistic expectations is important. Like wire braces, Invisalign can straighten and align teeth over time. However, depending on the age and severity of the teeth, your results may not be completely “perfect.” As we age, our teeth wear. This means that crooked and misaligned teeth often wear in different ways. This is why most dentists recommend straightening teeth at an early age, when they are easier to straighten.
During your initial consultation, your doctor will take photographs or xrays of your teeth, and use them to construct a 3D model. This is used to custom-fit your Invisalign trays, as well as a virtual representation of how your teeth will move with each stage of treatment. This can give you an accurate idea of what the final results will look like. Entering into treatment with realistic expectations and goals will help you enjoy your results.
In order to achieve the best results, the trays must be worn for a minimum of 22 hours a day. Approximately every two weeks, you will switch to a new set of trays that will continue your treatment at the next stage. It’s recommended to wear the trays at all times, only removing them when you are eating or brushing your teeth.
While the trays are in place, they are slowly guiding your teeth into position. If they are not worn properly and consistently, they will not be able to do their job so it’s important to wear the aligners for the recommended time period. With these tips in mind, your Invisalign experience will be much more successful. If you are considering Invisalign treatments to fix crooked or misaligned teeth, ZendyHealth is here to help. Our experienced providers can help you develop a treatment plan that works for you. We also make receiving the basic and standardized medical procedures you want affordable, by letting you pick your price. You can receive the best care at the best prices, only with ZendyHealth.