More people are going to an Invisalign dentist to get aligners to straighten their teeth because they want to fix their teeth discreetly. Even though the aligners are made from clear plastic, they are very effective when it comes to treating most of the problems people have with their teeth.
When should I call my Invisalign dentist?
Invisalign clear aligners provide people with a non-invasive way to straighten their teeth and fix other problems that they have with their teeth without the use of metal brackets and wires. The Invisalign dentist uses 3-D computer imaging technology to show the patient how their teeth will gradually move into the desired position using a series of custom-made clear aligners.
When the patient agrees to the treatment plan, the dentist will send the computer image of the patient’s teeth to a laboratory where the custom aligners are made. When the aligners are ready, the Invisalign dentist will call the patient in to come pick them up and provide instructions on how to use the aligners.
How long do the aligners have to be worn?
The Invisalign aligners should be worn for 22 hours a day to get the maximum benefit. They can be taken out when the patient wants to eat or when they want to brush their teeth and clean the aligners. Each aligner in the set that was created for the patient should be worn for two weeks before it is discarded for the next set of aligners in the tray. The process should continue until all the aligners have been used, which signifies the end of the treatment.
Do Invisalign aligners really work?
Yes, the aligners can be used to straighten crooked teeth, fix crowded teeth as well as gaps in the teeth and bite problems. To get the best results, patients are advised to follow the instructions provided by their Invisalign dentist.
Do I have to avoid certain foods during treatment?
No, since the aligners can be removed, patients do not have to worry about the type of food that they can eat. However, to avoid damaging the aligners, it is recommended that patients brush their teeth before putting the aligners back on.
Are Invisalign aligners painful?
No, the aligners do take some getting used to when a patient starts using them, but they should be comfortable with them in the mouth within a couple of days. In some cases, there might be some soreness because of the tight fit of the aligners on the teeth, but that should also go away.
Will my insurance cover my aligners?
This depends on the type of policy the patient has, but most insurance policies will cover Invisalign treatment. The best way to know if it will be covered is by calling the insurance company to find out.
Invisalign aligners provide a way to straighten your teeth discreetly, improving the appearance of your teeth. If you want to fix your crooked teeth and are thinking about getting aligners, schedule an appointment with an Invisalign dentist today.
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