Invisalign aligners are transparent, plastic trays that are custom-made to fit over your teeth. The trays are switched out every 1-2 weeks to gradually move your teeth into place. If you have crooked or misaligned teeth and are planning to get Invisalign aligners, here is the answer to a few questions you may have about them:
- What are the advantages of Invisalign aligners?
Invisalign aligners are custom-made for you, which improves comfort throughout your treatment. They are also removable, so you can enjoy all your favorite foods. Plus, they are clear, so you don’t have to worry about your appearance during treatment. They are also very comfortable, with no metal to cause mouth irritation.
- How does Invisalign work?
Invisalign uses a system of clear, removable aligners to straighten teeth. The aligners are custom-made for every patient according to the treatment plan the dentist creates. The aligners are created from thermoplastic and fit snugly on the teeth. They work by applying gentle pressure on the teeth and moving them. The aligners are replaced every two weeks, as instructed by the dentist.
- How long does Invisalign treatment take?
Treatment length varies from person to person. Some patients will need longer than others, but on average, Invisalign treatment takes about a year. This can vary if a patient has severe orthodontic problems or if they are an adult.
- Are Invisalign aligners comfortable?
Invisalign aligners are made of a smooth, lightweight plastic that is designed to be comfortable and non-irritating to your cheeks and gums. While patients may experience some soreness and pressure at the beginning of each aligner, the aligner material can soften over time and adjust to your mouth.
- How do I know if Invisalign is right for me?
Invisalign is a great choice for a straighter smile if your teeth misalignment is minor. With Invisalign, you can straighten your teeth without disrupting your lifestyle. To determine your candidacy for the procedure, you may need to schedule an appointment with our Invislaign dentist.
- How long do I need to wear my Invisalign aligners per day?
It is required for you to wear your aligners for 22 hours per day to ensure the best results from the treatment. You can take your aligners out only for food or for brushing and flossing.
To learn more about our orthodontic treatment options, visit our Daniel Tebbi, D.M.D. office at 16661 Ventura Blvd Ste 620, Encino, CA 91436. You can also reach us at (818) 789-2034.