Crooked, misaligned, or improperly spaced teeth are not limited to adolescents. If you are unhappy with the way your teeth look, orthodontic treatment can help you gain a smile you can be proud of. For adults, particularly working professionals, Invisalign is an excellent option.
Advantages of Invisalign
Adults often are discouraged by the necessities of orthodontic treatment, especially the look of traditional braces. Metal on the teeth is unattractive, and if you are a professional who regularly deals with the public and client interaction, having braces is not desirable for numerous reasons. Braces could make you seem a bit unprofessional, or even immature to those who still equate metal braces with adolescence.
Invisalign is a solution to these issues because the aligner trays that are used to move your teeth into their proper position are made of clear plastic and are virtually invisible. They can also be removed occasionally for special occasions, important meetings, or for dinner with a client.
How Invisalign Works
The treatment gradually moves your teeth into the right position to improve alignment or to close gaps between your teeth. Each tray is formed slightly differently from the previous tray, allowing it to push the teeth in the proper direction. You will switch to a new tray about every two weeks.
Trays should be removed while you eat, and if you drink anything that is hot or strongly colored. Our dentists will provide information on how to care for your trays, and about how long you should wear them each day. As a general rule, the tray should stay in for a minimum of twenty-two hours each day.
Most of these procedures take about a year to eighteen months to complete. After the treatment is completed, you will wear a retainer, usually just at night, to be sure your teeth don’t move back to their original, incorrect position.
To find out how Invisalign can help you correct your smile without interfering with your professional life, call us at Fielder Park Dental, serving Arlington and nearby areas, today to schedule a consultation.