If you’re tired of living with gapped, crooked, or otherwise misaligned teeth, don’t think you’ve missed the boat on a confident, beautiful smile. Thanks to Invisalign, you can enjoy properly-aligned teeth without having to wear metal brackets and wires for two or more years. Your dentist in Dublin offers this popular cosmetic solution for patients at Distinctive Smiles of Dublin — keep reading to learn more!
Invisalign: The Clear Solution
Invisalign is a clear braces system that has already helped 4 million people worldwide enjoy straighter teeth. It uses a series of plastic aligners to gradually reposition misaligned teeth. Using impressions, x-rays, and photos of your teeth and oral structures, your dentist puts together a treatment plan just for your smile. Then, according to this information, your aligners are created in the Invisalign lab. Once they’re ready, you wear each one for two weeks before advancing to the next in the system.
Each Invisalign tray places focused pressure on a different area of the bite. You won’t notice your results right away, but over about a year, on average, the teeth are brought into the proper position. A clear retainer is designed for use after the Invisalign treatment is complete.
Comparing Invisalign vs. Traditional Braces
Invisalign uses the same orthodontic principles as traditional braces, but your experience throughout the treatment is totally different.
Some of the most apparent differences between Invisalign and conventional treatment include…
- Invisalign trays are removable
- Eat what you like with Invisalign
- Brush and floss without any tricky maneuvering
- Trays are practically invisible
- Lips don’t puff out with thin Invisalign trays
- Shorter average treatment time
Living With Invisalign
What’s life like with Invisalign? It’s not so different from life before braces, once you get used to it. With Invisalign, you don’t have to learn any special techniques to brush and floss your teeth, and you don’t have to modify your diet at all. You’ll wear your trays for the recommended 20 to 22 hours each day, simply removing them before eating and cleaning. Be sure to brush and floss your teeth thoroughly after each meal, and always rinse your aligners before putting them back in your mouth. Never expose your trays to extreme temperatures, which could cause them to warp. Your dentist will thoroughly discuss Invisalign care and maintenance so you’ll know just what to expect from living with Invisalign.
Is Invisalign in Dublin Right for YOU?
Many patients are eligible for the Invisalign treatment. It’s a good solution for older teens and adults who are dealing with common orthodontic issues, including gapped teeth, crowded teeth, overbite, underbite, and crossbite. Severe misalignments may still require treatment with traditional orthodontics. You and Dr. Buck or Dr. Burton will discuss your specific case to ensure you fully understand which is best for you, and why.
Schedule an Appointment Today!
If you would like to learn more about Invisalign, including whether or not the treatment is right for you, please get in touch with the team at Distinctive Smiles of Dublin. We can’t wait to help you enjoy the benefits of a properly-aligned smile! Request an appointment online today.