Posted on December 20, 2022
Do you have crooked or crowded teeth? Have you always wanted them fixed, but haven’t wanted the cost or appearance of braces? Invisalign is an alternative that could help you improve your smile. This treatment option is a package of transparent trays that you wear over time. For some people, this period is as little as 6 months, according to Invisalign. Each tray adjusts your smile a bit differently. You wear the trays for a certain number of hours per day and at the end of the Invisalign period, your teeth will be straighter. Invisalign isn’t for everyone, but it can be helpful to many people. Below are a few signs that Invisalign is right for you.
Invisalign works best for those who have straightforward teeth issues. That means they don’t need teeth removed or fake teeth installed. Those who benefit most from Invisalign simply have some teeth that are out of alignment and need to be straightened. Your orthodontist can tell you if your teeth are a good case for Invisalign. If you need more complex work, like tooth removal, you may need to have that completed before you get Invisalign.
One of the big differences between Invisalign and braces is that you can take out your Invisalign tray on your own. In fact, some people take theirs out when they eat or for other periods during the day. However, the trays only work when they are in your mouth. If you don’t wear them enough, you won’t get the desired effect. In order to benefit from Invisalign, you need to be disciplined enough to wear your trays throughout the day.
Smoking isn’t great for your oral or overall health, and it’s also very bad for Invisalign. The smoke can have negative effects on your Invisalign. It warps the shape of the trays and even discolors them. That can change the way your teeth are shaped in the trays and it can even accelerate the discoloration of your teeth. If there is any chance you may smoke while you have the trays, Invisalign may not be for you.
Ready to straighten your smile? Contact an orthodontist at Silver Smiles today to schedule your Invisalign consultation.
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