9th February 2024
How Invisalign Aligns Teeth
Have you ever wondered about the intricacies of teeth alignment, more specifically, how Invisalign aligns teeth? This article aims to answer this question and many others, as we delve into the world of dental alignment.
How Does Invisalign Work?
Invisalign is a transparent orthodontic device, a revolutionary alternative to traditional braces. But how does it actually work? The answer is simple yet fascinating.
Invisalign works by designing a series of custom-made aligners specifically for your teeth. These aligners are made of a smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible plastic that you simply wear over your teeth. The aligners gently and gradually move your teeth into place. Each aligner is slightly different, moving your teeth gradually into the desired position.
Your dentist at Claregate Dental will begin by taking a fast and precise 3D digital scan of your teeth. Then, they will map out a precise treatment plan, including the exact movements of your teeth. You will even get to preview your new smile.
The Teeth Alignment Process with Invisalign
Invisalign treatment begins with a consultation at Claregate Dental in Wolverhampton. Your dentist will discuss your dental concerns and goals with you, and then determine if Invisalign is right for you. If it is, they will create a detailed treatment plan.
Next, your custom aligners are made. You wear each set of aligners for about two weeks, removing them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss. As you replace each aligner with the next in the series, your teeth will gradually shift into their final positions.
You will have regular check-ups with your dentist at Claregate Dental, usually every four to six weeks, to ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned. Total treatment time averages nine to 15 months and the number of aligners worn during treatment is typically between 18 and 30.
Benefits of Choosing Invisalign for Teeth Alignment
Invisalign aligners offer several benefits over traditional braces. First and foremost, they are virtually invisible, which means they are far less noticeable than traditional braces. This can be a significant advantage for adults who may feel self-conscious about wearing braces.
In addition to being discreet, Invisalign aligners are also removable. This means you can eat and drink whatever you like during treatment without worrying about food getting stuck in your braces. You can also remove the aligners to brush and floss as you normally would, promoting better overall oral health.
The comfort factor is another key advantage. Unlike traditional braces, which can cause irritation and discomfort, Invisalign aligners are comfortable to wear and do not cause abrasions during treatment.
Frequently Asked Questions About Invisalign at Claregate Dental
Is Invisalign treatment painful?
While some people experience temporary discomfort for a few days at the beginning of each new stage of treatment, this is typically described as a feeling of pressure and is a sign that Invisalign is working to move your teeth.
How long does Invisalign treatment take?
The length of treatment depends on the complexity of your case and can only be determined by your doctor; however, the average case takes about 12 months for adults.
Can I just wear the aligners while I sleep?
No, the aligners must be in place a minimum of 20 to 22 hours a day for the treatment to be effective.
Conclusion: Why Choose Claregate Dental for Your Invisalign Treatment
Claregate Dental is your trusted partner for Invisalign treatment in Wolverhampton. Our team of experienced and dedicated dental professionals is committed to providing you with the highest quality care and the best possible results.
We take time to understand your dental goals and work closely with you to create a personalised treatment plan that fits your lifestyle. We also use the latest technology to ensure a comfortable and efficient treatment process.
At Claregate Dental, we believe everyone deserves a healthy, beautiful smile. If you’re ready to start your journey to a more confident smile, we invite you to schedule a consultation with us today. Together, we can help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted.