Invisalign is a popular alternative to traditional braces for straightening teeth and correcting orthodontic issues. At Smile 4 Less Orthodontics, the Invisalign treatment process is simple and straightforward and uses advanced technology to ensure the best and quickest results.
The Invisalign system uses a series of custom-made, transparent plastic aligners designed to fit snugly over the patient's teeth. They apply controlled and gradual pressure to move the teeth into their desired positions. These aligners are created using state-of-the-art 3D computer imaging technology to ensure a precise and personalized fit. They are virtually invisible when worn, making Invisalign a discreet treatment option.
Invisalign is suitable for the treatment of various orthodontic issues, including crowding, gaps between teeth, overbites, underbites, crossbites, and open bites. The effectiveness of Invisalign treatment depends on the patient's commitment to wearing the aligners as instructed and following the orthodontist's recommendations throughout the treatment process.
The Benefits of Invisalign
- Invisalign aligners are transparent and blend in with the natural color of the teeth, making them less noticeable than traditional braces.
- Invisalign aligners can be easily removed for eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing, allowing for more flexibility and convenience in daily oral hygiene and dietary habits.
- The smooth and customized aligners are designed to be comfortable to wear and do not have any sharp wires or brackets that can cause irritation or discomfort.
- Since they are removable, Invisalign aligners make it easier to maintain good oral hygiene throughout treatment, allowing you to brush and floss your teeth without any obstruction.
What Should I Expect When Getting Invisalign?
Invisalign uses a series of clear aligners to straighten teeth. These custom-made trays fit comfortably over the teeth and can be removed to eat, drink, brush, and floss. This makes them more convenient than metal braces and allows patients to continue eating their favorite foods without worrying about damaging their brackets or getting food stuck in them. With Invisalign, patients can achieve a straighter smile without anyone noticing!
During your initial consultation, our orthodontist will take X-rays and impressions of your teeth to assess your needs and create a treatment plan. Our orthodontist will then create a detailed 3D image of your teeth to plan your treatment and show you what results you can expect.
Throughout your treatment, you will wear each set of aligners for about two weeks before switching to the next set in the series. You must wear your aligners for 22 hours daily and only take them out when you eat or brush and floss your teeth.
Every few weeks, you’ll visit our orthodontist for a checkup. They will monitor your progress and give you your next set of aligners. Depending on your treatment plan, the entire process may take between 12 and 18 months to complete.
Visit Smile 4 Less Orthodontics at any of our three locations in El Paso, TX, or call (915) 304-3090 to determine if Invisalign is the right option for your specific dental needs and goals.