No doubt metallic braces are effective in the correcting misalignment of teeth, but their metallic appearance is a concern for many orthodontic patients. That is why, at Metro Dental, we offer the Invisalign clear aligners which are virtually invisible, and they won’t affect your smile and facial esthetics.
What is Invisalign
Invisalign is a technologically and aesthetically superior alternative to the conventional metallic braces, which has been designed to overcome the drawbacks of the conventional metal braces. The Invisalign system uses a set of numbered removable aligners which are made from a special transparent resin and are designed to exert gentle pressure on your teeth to move them into perfect alignment.
What is the Process for Getting Invisalign Aligners?
The process for getting Invisalign aligners at Metro Dental is quite simple and straightforward. First, Dr. Lynn will perform a detailed clinical examination of your teeth to ascertain whether you are a suitable candidate for getting Invisalign. She will also evaluate your teeth models and x-ray images to prepare a treatment plan which is fully customized according to your dental needs. Next, she will make digital impressions of your teeth. These impressions will be then fed into a special software which allows Dr. Lynn to design multiple sets of aligners.
How Invisalign System Works?
Depending upon the complexity of your case, we will give you 24 – 36 sets of aligners for your treatment which are to be worn at least 22 hours each day for optimal effect. You need to wear each set of aligners for about 2 weeks. At the end of two weeks, you will feel that your aligners have become loose and they do not exert pressure on your teeth anymore. At this stage, you should switch to the next of numbered aligners which will continue to force your teeth into the desired position. In this way, each set of aligners will continue to bring you one step closer to the smile you always wanted.
Once you have worn all your aligners, you will be a proud owner of a perfectly aligned set of teeth and a beautiful smile. To make sure that your teeth do not move back to their previous position, Dr. Lynn will give you Viverra retainers. These retainers are aimed at consolidating your treatment and protecting your brand-new smile.
What are the Advantages of Invisalign Aligners?
Compared with fixed braces, Invisalign aligners offer several advantages:
Convenience – unlike the fixed braces, you can easily remove your Invisalign aligners when you need to eat or drink anything. Therefore, you can enjoy all your favorite foods without any difficulty. In addition, Invisalign aligners are designed such that they will not interfere with your speech
Esthetics – Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible! Therefore, you can wear them to a social gathering, meetings or even dates without having to worry about showing your aligners whenever you speak or smile.
Improved Oral Hygiene – unlike conventional braces, you can easily remove your aligners whenever you need to brush your teeth or floss. Therefore, they allow you to maintain an optimal oral hygiene throughout the duration of your treatment.
Comfort – fixed braces are not only quite uncomfortable to wear, but they can also injure your cheeks or lips. This problem has been eliminated with Invisalign aligners which are specifically designed while keeping your convenience and comfort in mind.
Fewer Visits – with the Invisalign system, you need fewer checkup visits during your treatment. Therefore, this system is ideal for you if you have a busy lifestyle.
Invisalign Versus Clear Correct
At Metro Dental, we also offer another orthodontic system based on removable aligners, Clear Correct. This system is quite similar to Invisalign. However, in contrast to Invisalign where you will receive all sets of aligners at once, you will get a few aligners initially and the treatment will be carried out in different phases. The next set of aligners will be designed according to the progress of your treatment. Also, depending on the complexity of cases, the Clear Correct system also offers three different packages.
If comfort and aesthetics are your primary concern during orthodontic treatment, we recommend Invisalign removable aligners. So, what are you waiting for? Book an appointment with Dr. Lynn today and say hello to a beautiful and healthy smile!