Invisalign is a very good solution for men and women who want to straighten their teeth, but don’t want to wear traditional metal braces. Invisalign gives wearers the ability to remove the clear plastic aligners whenever they eat, which allows much more freedom to eat what they’d like than wearing metal braces. Another reason many people choose Invisalign is the relatively short time span it takes to see results.
Clear, Comfortable, Convenient
Invisalign is a series of clear, plastic aligners that are matched specifically to your teeth by your dentist. After determining that you are a good candidate for Invisalign, you will be given your first of several sets of aligners. These aligners are a custom set for specific tooth movement. For best, and quickest, results, you should wear the aligners 20 to 22 hours a day. While it is fine to remove them for meals, you need to remember to brush and floss, and then put your aligners back on.
Aligners are also much more comfortable because they use non-violent movement, unlike the brackets and wires of traditional braces.
If you follow your dentist’s guidelines, you will start seeing results within the first few months of wearing Invisalign. This in itself should be one of the main pros when deciding if Invisalign might be for you. However, other people may not notice the results for many more months. In the end, the average length of time it takes to straighten teeth is about a year. It may take longer for some people, but when compared to the years it can take when wearing metal braces.
Once you have decided you’d like to look into Invisalign to straighten your teeth, you can schedule a consultation with Dr. Whitmore. He will discuss expected outcomes and what you will need to do while wearing the aligners, as well as aftercare and the costs associated with Invisalign.
To find out more about Invisalign, contact Janet or Rachel at Whitmore Dental to arrange a consultation by calling Whitmore Dental at 877-779-4486. We are conveniently located at 5932 West Parker Road, Suite 600, Plano, TX 75093.