The Invisalign treatment is an orthodontic treatment that offers several solutions to the problems of more traditional orthodontic treatment like braces.
Your South Shore dentists at the Centre Dentaire & d’Implantologie Boucherville will make you discover the Invisalign treatment, as well as all the advantages it offers in comparison with other types of treatments.
Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that can realign and straighten your teeth, while offering various advantages that make it very different from other solutions of its kind.
The treatment works thanks to a series of transparent plastic aligners that are worn one after the other. This progression through several sets of different aligners makes it possible to straighten your teeth at a good pace.
As the name implies, the Invisalign aligners are transparent and almost invisible. Moreover, they are custom made thanks to cutting-edge analysis technologies. When you receive an Invisalign treatment, you can be certain that it’ll be adjusted to the needs of your teeth.
Nevertheless, it’s important to note that Invisalign cannot fix every problem. Your dentist will know if this treatment is suitable for your teeth.
What Are the Advantages of Invisalign Aligners?
The Invisalign treatment offers a considerable number of advantages. Here are a few:
- The aligners are transparent
- The aligners are custom-made and create no discomforts in your mouth
- There are no metal components that could irritate your mouth or cause ulcers
- Thanks to the initial treatment plan, you can see ahead of time what your teeth will look like once the treatment is over
- And many more advantages!
If the Invisalign treatment works for your malocclusion, it’s difficult not to see all the advantages of this solution in comparison with other treatments on the market.
How Do You Start the Invisalign Treatment Plan?
Following a consultation with your dentist, you’ll be ready to move on to the preparation stage of your Invisalign treatment plan.
To make the aligners that will be used during your treatment, it’s essential that your doctor takes a 3D digital scan of your mouth. A plain, traditional, physical impression is not precise enough for what needs to be accomplished through the digital scans.
This overview is necessary to visualize and plan for all the tooth movements that will be carried out throughout the treatment to obtain the desired outcome. Only a qualified orthodontist is in a position to use the required tools to complete the Invisalign treatment plan.
How Does the Treatment Work?
Once the planning stage is complete, it’s time to begin the treatment.
The aligners are designed especially for the patient’s mouth. The treatment mainly consists of wearing the aligners and having a regular check-up with your orthodontist. Here are the general rules of the Invisalign treatment:
- Each set of aligners is worn for about 2 weeks
- The aligners are only removed for eating, drinking and brushing your teeth
- You’ll have to see your orthodontist every 6 to 8 weeks, to ensure that the treatment is working properly
The length of the treatment can vary widely depending on the complexity of the adjustments that have to be made to your teeth. In average, we’re talking about an 8 to 15 months’ treatment.
Are there any Restrictions on What I Can Eat While in Treatment?
There are not many foods to avoid during Invisalign treatment. Here are the main ones:
- Sticky foods, like gummy candies and chewing gum
- Hard foods like nuts, which can damage the attachments that are glued on your teeth
- Some foods, like mustard, can stain your aligners
Your dentist will give you a complete list of things to avoid in order to ensure that everything goes well during your treatment.
There are also some changes to your routine during your meals. Generally, you have to be careful not to put on your aligners right after eating, for you could trap bacteria between the aligners and your teeth and as a result increase the risk of cavities.
Moreover, since your teeth are more sensitive during treatment, it’s possible that some foods become more difficult to eat. It can be helpful to cut your food in smaller pieces.
Trust the Professionals
The Invisalign treatment, like any other medical treatment, is a procedure that shouldn’t be taken lightly. It’s a simple and pleasant solution to malocclusion problems. If you want to take advantage of an Invisalign teeth straightening treatment, talk about it to our dentists.
For a smile you’ll be proud of for a long time, make an appointment today at the Centre Dentaire & d’Implantologie Boucherville: We’re there to advise you and give you all the oral care that you need.