Invisalign is a great option for anyone looking to improve their smile without the use of metal brackets or wires. These clear aligners are custom-fabricated to fit over your teeth and are made from a smooth thermoplastic material that is BPA-free. Each aligner is worn for 22 hours a day and you will switch to a new set of aligners every two weeks, but this can vary depending on the patient. The aligners can be easily removed when you need to eat, drink, brush, and floss.
Invisalign aligners are custom-made to fit your smile based on impressions of your teeth. The aligners will slowly shift your teeth into their ideal positions.
How Does Invisalign Work?
Invisalign clear aligners are custom-made to fit comfortably. Over time, they gradually shift your teeth into their proper positions. Every two weeks, you’ll switch out the aligners for a new set. The aligners are pre-fabricated to apply the right amount of force to your teeth, so all you need to do is wear them.
Invisalign is a great alternative for patients who do not want to have brackets and wires in their mouths. It’s also great for patients who don’t have the time to get frequent appointments for wire tightening. Invisalign is a discreet way to straighten your teeth.
FAQs About Invisalign Treatment
Many patients are interested in Invisalign treatment but still have questions. Here are some of the questions that we get from patients about this popular treatment:
- Is Invisalign Really Invisible?
Invisalign aligners are made out of clear plastic, so they’re virtually invisible. They fit snugly over your teeth, so most people won’t even know that you’re wearing them. The aligners are removable, too, so you can take them out to brush and floss your teeth or eat a meal.
- How Long Does Invisalign Treatment Take?
Your Invisalign treatment could take anywhere from 6 months to one year, but it all depends on your specific needs. Our dentist can give you a better idea of how long your treatment will take after determining your specific needs.
- Are There Food Restrictions With Invisalign?
With Invisalign, you’ll remove your aligners for meals and snacks, so there are no food restrictions. However, you’ll need to brush your teeth after each meal before you put your aligners back in.
- Are Invisalign Aligners Comfortable?
Most patients find that Invisalign aligners are much more comfortable than traditional metal braces. The plastic aligners are custom-molded to fit your teeth, so they’re designed to fit snugly and comfortably. Invisalign aligners are also smooth so that they won’t irritate the soft tissues of your mouth.
- Is Invisalign Right for Me?
Invisalign is a great option for many patients, but it doesn’t work for every smile. The best way to find out if Invisalign is right for you is to schedule a consultation with our dentist. We can examine your teeth and discuss your treatment goals with you in order to help you determine if Invisalign is right for you. In some cases, Invisalign will work better than braces. In some cases, braces will work better than Invisalign.
To find out more about the dental services we offer at Finesse Dental Care, call (805) 410-9324 or schedule a consultation online. You can also visit Dentist Thousand Oaks, CA at 860 Hampshire Rd., Suite E, Thousand Oaks, CA 91361.