Invisalign Services

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a teeth-straightening treatment using cutting-edge 3D computer-imaging technology. Dentists across the globe use Invisalign to help transform the appearance of patients’ teeth

How Does Invisalign Work?

Invisalign works by using a set of transparent aligners that are designed not to be seen to gradually straighten the teeth into their desired position. A dentist takes impressions of where each tooth is currently situated and maps out a plan over a certain amount of time that will straighten the teeth. 

What Kinds of Problems can Invisalign Solve?

Invisalign has been proven to solve almost all types of bite and tooth alignment problems, helping to boost confidence and create a patient’s ideal smile. Below are some of the problems you can expect Invisalign to aid in fixing:

 

  • Some types of overbite, underbite, and crossbite issues
  • Open bite
  • Gap teeth
  • Crowded teeth

How Long Does the Treatment Process Take?

The length of time that the treatment process takes is dependent on the number of dental conditions that are being treated. If you only have one straightforward issue, you can expect the treatment to be quick. On the other hand, if several problems need solving throughout the treatment, you can expect it to take longer.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Invisalign Hurt?

Some patients may report that they feel some minor discomfort when using Invisalign aligners, mainly towards the start of their treatment while their teeth adjust to the changes. You may experience jaw aches or headaches at certain points; however, Invisalign is far less painful than traditional metal braces.

Is Invisalign Worth it?

Invisalign is highly effective at treating non-major orthodontic issues; however, you may find that it isn’t the right option for you in the case of more serious problems. Your dentist should provide you with their recommendation before starting treatment, which will advise you on whether or not Invisalign is the right treatment for you. 

How to clean Invisalign Retainers

You should treat your Invisalign retainers the way you would your teeth. Brushing them twice a day is preferred to ensure they don’t become discoloured or develop an odour. Using a soft-bristled toothbrush, you should brush your retainers in soft, circular motions to remove any dirt or debris. 

There are various products you can use to clean your Invisalign retainers. Still, the most recommended would be to soak them in lukewarm water with a dissolved denture cleaning tablet before brushing.

Can you eat/drink with Invisalign?

Unlike traditional metal braces, you aren’t restricted with what you eat when you use Invisalign as a dental treatment. However, it’s vital that you remove your retainers before eating and drinking and that you brush your teeth after eating before putting your retainers back in. 

It’s crucial to note that water should be the only drink you consume when you are wearing your retainers to avoid discolouration, and you should not chew gum either.

Invisalign Services from Lower Earley Family Dental

If you’re ready to embark on your Invisalign journey or have any additional questions about what the treatment entails, why not get in touch with the professionals at Lower Earley Family Dental today? We’d be more than happy to provide you with some more information.