What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment, which uses a series of practically invisible, comfortable and removable aligners to treat crowded or crooked teeth in teens and adults. They will allow you to smile more both during and after your treatment. This newer and modern take on traditional braces uses 3D computer imaging technology to create almost transparent aligner trays designed to fit your teeth perfectly.
When choosing Invisalign as a treatment option, you will wear the trays at all times, except when you are brushing, flossing or eating. As the trays are custom made to fit your teeth, they are practically invisible when you are around other people, talking and laughing.
During the course of the treatment, patients will receive a sequence of trays which differ from one another, as they change with your teeth. Each aligner will give a slight resistance to your teeth, meaning they will end up aligned at the end of your treatment.
Achieve the smile you’ve always wanted with Invisalign, without the need to use traditional braces which can often leave patients feeling self-conscious.
Invisalign is Not as Restrictive as Traditional Braces
Many patients opt for Invisalign as their preferred treatment for crooked or misaligned teeth, as there is no need to restrict the foods or beverages that you want to eat and drink that could damage traditional braces. With Invisalign, you only need the clear and aligner trays which you can remove before any meal, instead of having wires and brackets in your mouth.
Why Choose Invisalign Treatment?
Invisalign is an excellent fit for people with busy schedules, as you don’t have to schedule frequent visits to the dentist to have your wires tightened and adjusted. Most patients that are receiving this treatment only need to change aligner trays every two weeks.
Another benefit is that there are no issues with flossing and brushing, as you remove the trays before doing so. Invisalign treatment will also let you view your individual virtual treatment plan, so you have a picture of how straight your teeth will be once you complete the treatment.
Are You a Candidate for Invisalign?
Most teens and adults that have crowded or crooked teeth are excellent candidates for Invisalign. If you don’t like your smile, and you feel you are being prevented from having the best optimal oral health or you’re embarrassed to smile or laugh in front of company, then the best solution for you could be Invisalign. Contact Cochran Orthodontics to schedule an appointment and get a consultation and find out if Invisalign could be right for you.
What to Expect During Invisalign Treatment
During the course of your treatment, you will need to use your aligner trays the majority of the time, only taking them out when you are eating, brushing or flossing your teeth. The Invisalign treatment is different for everybody, but you can expect to achieve your dream smile within a year or two. No frequent visits to the dentist are required, but we will need to see you occasionally and monitor the progress of your treatment.
If you are ready to see if you’re a candidate for Invisalign treatment, contact Cochran Orthodontics at 210.874.2502 to schedule your consultation and begin your path to a bright and healthy smile!