For those with misalignment, Invisalign® offers a clear and comfortable alternative to traditional metal braces. We may use this option to help our Newhall, CA, patients obtain healthier and more attractive smiles, often in as little as a year. In today’s blog, we’re going to answer a few commonly asked questions about our clear aligners.
Frequently Asked Questions About Invisalign®
Question: How do you create the aligners?
Answer: We will carefully examine and photograph your smile using digital technology. The digital images will be used to create a 3D model of your smile, allowing us to obtain impressions without requiring patients to bite down on molds filled with sticky materials. We then design and create a series of aligners based on these impressions. Being custom-made ensures a comfortable fit and quality treatment with accuracy and precision.
Question: What will my treatment experience be like?
Answer: In order to obtain optimal results in the time frame you discussed with the dentist, we suggest wearing them for between 20 and 22 hours every day. Approximately every two weeks, you will upgrade to the next set in the series. The entire treatment will take about a year, although younger patients or those with more substantial misalignment may need up to 18 months to see optimal results. You can remove them before you eat or prior to brushing and flossing your teeth, which means you don’t have to alter your diet and you enjoy an easier time caring for your smile.
Question: How does correcting misalignment help my oral health?
Answer: Without correction, uneven teeth may allow food particles to become trapped and difficult to remove with a toothbrush or floss. Over time, this means an increased risk of tooth decay and gum disease. Others may encounter pressure on the jaw joints, which leads to a higher risk of TMJ disorder and bruxism. By addressing your uneven smile, you enjoy cosmetic improvement that helps you feel confident, while also preventing serious oral health issues that could eventually impact your smile’s health and stability.
Question: Will clear aligners be right for me?
Answer: We will need to assess the cause and extent of your misalignment to see if clear aligners are right for you. If so, we will move forward with taking detailed impressions of your smile. Otherwise, we may discuss other possible treatment options. If you have any questions or concerns about the Invisalign® system then please contact our team today.
Do You Have Misalignment?
If you have crooked or crowded teeth, the talk to us about possible orthodontic solutions, such as Invisalign® clear braces. To learn more about our cosmetic clear aligners, then schedule a consultation by calling Newhall Dental Arts in Newhall, CA, today at (661) 259-7760.