Having crooked or crowded teeth, or gaps in between your teeth are common orthodontic problems that millions of people across the globe face. These problems can make you conscious about your smile, your laugh and even just talking to others, affecting you emotionally. This can even lead to low confidence and low self-esteem. Not only this, if the problem is severe, it can even lead to even bigger health complications.
Initially, the solution to such problems was to wear metal braces. Over time, these braces correct the structure of your jaw and teeth, giving you a more beautiful smile. However, they are also unappealing as they drastically change your appearance for the worse. Not only this, traditional metal braces can also be very painful.
At Affinity Dental Group, we provide a great alternative to traditional metal braces, Invisalign. With Invisalign, you get all the amazing benefits of metal braces without any of the unwanted aspects, such as a negative effect on your appearance, or the uncomfortable and often times, painful feeling that comes with traditional metal braces.
Invisalign is a great way to straighten out your teeth and achieve a beautiful smile without having to use wires. When you visit Affinity Dental Group, our team will work to ensure that Invisalign is the right treatment option for you. If you are a candidate for treatment with Invisalign, a clear and smooth plastic substance will be custom-moulded for you into a set of aligners which are, as the name states, invisible. This means saying goodbye to ugly metal braces, and saying hello to clear and smooth aligners, and straight teeth.
How Does Invisalign Work?
First off, one needs to ensure that Invisalign is the right solution for them. After our team at Affinity Dental has determined that it is the right treatment for you, the next step involves making a mold of your teeth and creating a custom aligner, engineered specifically for you, ensuring an exact fit, that looks and feels better than traditional braces.
After every two weeks, for a period of about six to eighteen months, you will have to come into our facility to change your Invisalign aligners. This is due to the fact that after two weeks of wearing your aligners, the structure of your teeth will have changed, and your clear aligners need to be adjusted in order to fit the new structure of your teeth. This will be done for about six to eighteen months, or maybe longer, depending on the severity of your case and your doctors determination.
Invisalign is computer-generated from a mold of your teeth, as mentioned earlier. This ensures that each clear aligner is made specifically for you, your needs and your goals. In other words, your Invisalign aligner is custom-made for you so you can feel confident that it will fit you perfectly and comfortably.
Invisalign Vs. Traditional Braces
Not surprisingly, Invisalign has plenty of advantages over traditional metal braces. We explore these advantages below:
- Invisalign is more convenient and comfortable
Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign is so comfortable and convenient that it’s almost like it’s not there! While it may take you some time to adapt to the new feeling of having these clear aligners in your mouth, they are definitely much more comfortable than metal wires. On top of this, they can be easily removed on your own when you have to eat, drink, brush or floss and you can just as easily put them back on. So, you don’t have to worry about food pieces getting stuck in them.
- Invisalign does not negatively affect your appearance
As mentioned before, Invisalign is made from clear and smooth plastic, meaning that it is almost completely invisible. Most people won’t even notice that you are wearing aligners. This gives you the confidence to smile, laugh and talk without any hesitation, under any circumstance, as you will know that there are no unsightly metal wires on your teeth.
- Invisalign is made specially for you
Invisalign is made uniquely for you so you can be confident that it will fit perfectly and comfortably. Every two weeks, you will have to come in to our facility to have your customized aligners changed, as you progress through your course of treatment.
Am I a Good Candidate For Invisalign?
If you have crooked or misaligned teeth, or crowding, or gaps in between your teeth, then you may be a suitable candidate for Invisalign. Finding this out and getting any questions answered is as easy as scheduling a consultation at Affinity Dental Group. We will be more than happy to assist you in getting the smile you’ve always dreamed off. Contact us today for more information!