Invisalign is a type of dental appliance that is used in orthodontic treatment to align the teeth in the desired position. It is a substitute for traditional braces that most patients prefer due to its advantages when being used to align the teeth. Tod Anderson DDS family and cosmetic dentistry have expert dentists who provide treatment using Invisalign for the patients.
Advantages of Invisalign
- Invisalign treats crowded and enables the teeth to fit correctly in the mouth.
- It helps to reduce the gaps between the teeth.
- The treatment helps to resolve bite conditions like crossbite, underbite, and overbite.
- It enhances the appearance of the person by resolving dental deformities.
- The patient can remove the Invisalign aligner while eating.
The dentist initiates a comprehensive treatment plan for the patient after evaluating and diagnosing the dental condition. Some patients may require tooth extraction for effective orthodontic treatment. The dentist takes the impression and images of the teeth using a digital imaging system. It is sent to the laboratory for fabrication.
In the second appointment, the dentist provides the Invisalign to the patient. The dentist makes sure that the custom-made aligner fits properly on the teeth. It gently puts pressure on the teeth and pushes them to the desired position. The patient has to get a new set of Invisalign aligners approximately every two weeks to attain the proper alignment of the teeth.
Aftercare for Invisalign Aligner
Proper dental care is mandatory to maintain the Invisalign Aligner. Brushing and flossing the teeth regularly helps to avoid bacteria in the mouth. The aligner may discolor if the patient does not follow good dental hygiene. The dentist provides a cleaning solution to the patient, which should be used to clean the Invisalign every day. A soft brush must be used to clean it properly.
If the patient removes the aligner, they should rinse it before wearing them to keep them clean. Regular dental visits are necessary to maintain good dental health during the treatment period.
Invisalign is an appropriate treatment for patients who are conscious of using braces for their orthodontic treatment. It does not require regular tightening, unlike braces, and can be conveniently removed whenever needed.
At Tod Anderson DDS family and cosmetic dentistry, the patients receive holistic care for their dental health. Dial (408) 540-7813 and book a consultation with the dentist to know more about Invisalign and other dental treatments.