Imagine yourself with a perfect smile, shining white teeth, all lined up in a clear and orderly fashion.
Had you read this a century ago, it would be nothing more than a fleeting daydream, where only the lucky enjoyed an easy smile. Thankfully, for the lot of us, we can all enjoy perfect, beautiful smiles all year round, and without the pain or structural rigors of metallic braces. Most of us remember when Invisalign first hit the market, considered by many to be more favorable than braces. While both are effective, why not get braces that are almost invisible?
Over the years, the planning, technology, and materials that go into creating Invisalign braces has been evolving and improving, resulting in a more efficient and comfortable fit. All it takes is a simple yet thorough scan, and a road map is fine-tuned by a dentist, to achieve the smile that both you and the dentist agree. Your dentist may show you the range of what is possible and healthy, and may provide suggestions, but you have the final say. Thankfully, technology today even allows you to see how your smile will look on you before the process begins.
Highly Customized Aligner Plan & Design
Through utilizing a state-of-the-art process, aligners are created based off a digital scan. From that easy to capture scan, an advanced material engineered for comfort is formed into your aligner. For added comfort and a more polished look, each aligner is individually trimmed to fit your exact gumline. Through every stage of this process, periodic examinations are made, to ensure only the highest of standards are met.
What to expect next
After receiving the beginning of your perfect smile, the first aligner, the dentists at SDC will double check that everything was properly finished. Ask any and all questions that come to mind, and mention any concerns you may have, your dentist will be more than happy to explain everything. Good questions to ask include discussing your insurance, monthly payment plans, how long your treatment will last, the total costs, and how the treatment will begin.
Each and every stage is like a milestone, and you will be able to see the difference with each new aligner. You may soon notice that your old aligner no longer fits, and there is no better proof and finer feeling as your teeth aligning. A beautiful thing about Invisalign is you still get to enjoy all your favorite foods, from movie theatre popcorn, to the crunchiest of almonds and protein bars.
These aligners will need to be worn for 20-22 hours a day for the best, and the fastest results. This means that you will have just enough time to eat, and perhaps a 2-hour break, depending on how you schedule your day.
Each aligner is a phase that only lasts about a week or two, with check-ups every six to eight weeks. A little pressure and possibly soreness may last a few days the beginning of each week or two, but this is normal and should not impose any sort of significant barrier to everyday life. You will want to utilize an Invisalign cleaning system to keep your aligners crystal clear and picture perfect, on top of rinsing them and gently brushing them. The entire cleaning process only takes a few minutes out of your day once you understand how to perform it correctly. Other than generally straightening teeth, Invisalign can effectively provide remedies for baby or permanent teeth; gaps or crowded teeth; and over, under, open or cross bites.
What makes Invisalign the world’s leading clear aligner?
Invisalign is the pioneer and the leader of the clear aligner market. Millions of smiles have been transformed since its advent, with hundreds of industry-changing technologies under its belt to match. Since 1997, Invisalign has gone over 7 major advances including improving treatment timespans, material innovations and digital scanning for top-notch accuracy. Other brands use inferior materials and lack in precise and accurate designs, as Invisalign utilizes state-of-the-art equipment and highly refined patents that leave no room for competition. In this day and age, although metal braces are still effective, if you want a corrected and a perfect smile then Invisalign is the clear option! It will change your life!