Invisalign for Adults
If you’re considering straightening your teeth, you’re likely aware of Invisalign. Invisalign is a set of clear aligners that dentists use to straighten patients’ teeth as well as fix other orthodontic issues. Clear aligners have a minimal effect on your daily life. They are removable when eating or drinking, almost invisible, offer predictable results, and provide improved comfort, making them a popular alternative to metal braces. Our orthodontics specialists at Smile Island Pediatric & Adult Dental Group will help you manage any abnormal positioning of your teeth.
What Orthodontic Issues Can Invisalign Treat?
Invisalign is commonly used to straighten crooked teeth. However, it’s also an effective method of treating other orthodontic problems like under and overbites, crowding, and gapped teeth.
How Many Aligners Does Each Patient Receive?
In each case, Invisalign treatment varies based on the patient’s needs. As a patient, the number of your aligners will depend on how your teeth are currently positioned and the desired position once the treatment ends. Treatment time, therefore, varies based on each patient's needs.
Is Invisalign an Effective Treatment Option for Adults?
While aligners are often associated with treating orthodontics for teens, Invisalign is a suitable treatment option for adults. This is because Invisalign’s inconspicuous aligners are suitable for social as well as workplace environments, allowing you to fix your orthodontic issues without attracting extra attention to yourself.
Are Traditional Braces More Effective Compared to Invisalign?
The effectiveness of each option depends on the orthodontic issues being treated. Generally, compared to traditional braces, Invisalign is an effective treatment option for a wider range of issues. Therefore, for patients with particular orthodontic issues, Invisalign may be the most effective treatment option.
Conversely, depending on the severity of your orthodontic issue, traditional braces may be the most effective option. Our orthodontic specialists will advise you on the treatment option that's ideal for you.
What Does the Invisalign Treatment Process Entail?
First, you should schedule a consultative visit with a reputable orthodontist. During the visit, the orthodontist will assess your dental health and discuss various treatment methods with you.
If you opt for Invisalign, your orthodontist will create a customized treatment plan for you using a model of your teeth. The aligners will then be created and shipped to the orthodontist's office.
You’ll then have an appointment when you will get your aligners as well as receive information on how to maintain them. You'll need to replace your aligners every two weeks as well as wear them for 20 to 22 hours daily.
Importantly, you’ll need to visit an orthodontist regularly so that they can assess your progress and adjust your treatment plan if necessary. If you need help with any orthodontic problem, contact Smile Island Pediatric & Adult Dental Group at 916-773-6565 today. Our orthodontics team will provide you with professional and compassionate care.