When alignment issues are present, they not only cause a person to feel discomfort, they can also cause uneven wearing of the teeth and problems with the appearance of the smile. Thankfully, individuals have the option of Invisalign. With Invisalign, a person does not have to worry about embarrassing metal braces and they can receive the same results as with traditional treatments. The dentist Idaho Falls can help individuals understand if they are a good candidate.
What Is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a clear braces system that allows individuals to comfortably straighten their teeth without any embarrassing wires and metal brackets that make them feel ashamed to smile. These clear aligner trays are worn for a period of two weeks and then discarded and a new one put in place.
Invisalign is primarily for adolescents and adults. Children are not good candidates for this treatment because they are still losing baby teeth, which can interfere with the progression of treatment.
What Can Patients Expect?
The process of treating the teeth with Invisalign begins with a consultation appointment. The dentist will help their patient understand the options for Invisalign and plot their treatment plan. The patient’s smile will be measured and they will have impressions made so these can be sent to the Invisalign lab, where their series of clear aligners will be made.
The patient will have a full set of clear aligner trays made to ensure they will be able to progress in treatment. The aligner trays must be worn in order to get the best results. The aligners will be worn all day and night. They can only be removed during eating and for brushing and flossing.
Many people are able to see results in as little as one year, while others may need further treatment. With this treatment, individuals can overcome their alignment issues so their smile can be made more attractive than ever before.
If you are ready to learn if you are a good candidate for Invisalign, call the Idaho Falls dental clinic. Allow them to schedule your consultation appointment so you can learn more and get started on the process.