Invisalign is known to many as the easier, less noticeable option for braces. Most people know that Invisalign is a set of clear trays used to straighten teeth and correct bite issues, but they do not know much more than that. Here, your Mississauga dentist takes you through the Invisalign process step by step.
Most people who have misaligned teeth or bite issues, such as crossbite, overbite or underbite, are good candidates for Invisalign. First, a consultation takes place between you and your dentist. This appointment serves to ensure that Invisalign is a great option for you. It is also your time to ask any questions or voice any concerns you may have.
Once the consultation is complete, moulds and X-rays will be taken of the mouth and used by your dentist to map out a game plan for your treatment. Your Invisalign aligner trays will be made specifically for your teeth and carefully created to ensure your teeth and bite are corrected properly.
How Invisalign Works
A series of clear aligner trays are used to move the teeth and align the jaw. The trays are replaced in succession by the next tray in the series about every two weeks, according to your treatment plan. Since the trays are removable, eating, playing sports and keeping up with your dental hygiene routine are just as easy as they were before braces. It is important to remember to remove the trays to brush and floss twice daily. The trays should also be brushed so that they are kept clean and bacteria-free.
The aligner trays should be worn all the time, with the only exceptions being when you are eating, drinking or they are being cleaned. This means that results boil down to willpower and commitment to wearing your aligner trays. You will have dental checkups every 4 to 6 weeks so your dentist can be sure that your course of Invisalign is going according to plan.