Invisalign is a popular orthodontic treatment, especially among adults. By using clear plastic trays instead of traditional metal braces and bands, Invisalign offers a nearly invisible treatment option. Invisalign can correct crooked teeth, gaps between the teeth, or bite misalignments more comfortably than traditional braces.
Seeing Results with Invisalign
To begin your Invisalign treatment, you’ll consult with your dentist to determine the exact goals you wish to achieve. Your Invisalign trays will be constructed based on molds of your teeth and digital imaging that represents your final goals. The trays each move your teeth an incremental distance toward your final goal. You will be instructed to change the trays about every two weeks until you have completed your treatment.
Because the movement of your teeth is gradual, you will not see results right away. However, after about four to six weeks, which equates to two or three separate trays, you should start to see a change in the look of your smile.
Invisalign Versus Traditional Braces
One of the many advantages of Invisalign is that you can more easily see your results as your teeth shift into the proper position. The trays are removable, so you can take them out and observe the changes. After the second or third tray, these changes should be easily visible.
Other advantages of Invisalign include:
- No uncomfortable wires
- No need to use wax to protect your lips and gums
- Trays are virtually invisible
These advantages have greatly increased the popularity of Invisalign as increasing numbers of adults opt for a more comfortable, less obvious treatment. If you have crooked teeth, misalignment, or gaps between your teeth, ask your dentist if Invisalign might be a good option for you.
If you have questions about Invisalign, or would like to make an appointment for a consultation regarding orthodontic options, please contact our Invisalign office serving Downers Grove and the surrounding areas.