Getting braces can be a big decision, but it is one that will pay off in the end when you are able to show your new smile with confidence. However, there are many different types of braces available. One type that has proven to be very successful for over 20 years now is Invisalign.
North Pointe Dental Associates is home to some of the best dentists in Tampa and today we are sharing everything you need to know about Invisalign and how it works.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a popular type of orthodontic treatment that straightens teeth without the use of metal braces. They also work to correct teeth that are crowded, overlapping, or have rotated slightly. This can be the result of normal growth and development during puberty or because you were born with a misaligned bite.
The Invisalign trays are custom-made for you and should fit snugly but comfortably in your mouth. The trays are made from smooth plastic, so they should not cause any discomfort when wearing them in our office during regular checkups. It works by applying a steady pressure to your teeth that moves them into the correct position over time.
One of the best things about Invisalign treatment is that it does not require any additional procedures. The trays can be removed, and this will usually happen whenever you eat and drink throughout the day. The majority of people who wear Invisalign say that they are able to keep up with their normal routine while wearing them. This includes regular drinking, eating, and socializing without needing to explain the braces or worry about anyone being uncomfortable because you have something metal in your mouth all day long.
Invisalign treatment usually takes about a year, but this will depend on your specific case and how well you wear the aligners as recommended by your orthodontist. The process can be sped up if needed. If you follow the recommended wearing schedule for aligners and visit our office regularly to check progress, we should be able to get your teeth into the correct position in a shorter amount of time than that.
After being worn for several weeks, you will get new trays that are designed to move your teeth even further. This process is repeated until the set of aligners has moved all the way into place and there is no need for any more movement.
Invisalign has a high success rate, but it is important to work with an experienced dentist who understands this method of treatment and can explain how long it will take for you to reach your desired results. We can provide you with an exact timeline once we have fully assessed your case and determined the specific treatment plan that would be best for you.
Schedule your appointment today!
If you are interested in learning more about Invisalign and whether or not this would be a good option for your teeth, please contact our office today. We will schedule an appointment with one of our experienced orthodontists who will provide you with a consultation and determine whether Invisalign is the right option for your case.
North Pointe Dental Associates is home to the best Tampa dentists ready to help you ensure that million-dollar smile. Call us today at (813) 961-1727 and schedule your next appointment.