06 Apr What is Invisalign and Does it Work?
If alignment issues are keeping you from showing your teeth, you are not alone. The number of adults seeing an orthodontist is at an all-time high. Today, as many one-in-three orthodontic patients are over the age of 18. Many of these patients are increasingly turning to Invisalign to straighten their teeth. In this article, we’ll explore exactly how Invisalign works and how long it takes to see results.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a nearly invisible treatment option to correct alignment issues. It is very effective—just ask the over 9 million people, including more than 1.4 million teens, that have used Invisalign.
How does Invisalign work?
Invisalign offers a simple step-by-step approach that begins with seeing your dentist for a dental exam. Your dentists will then take impressions of your teeth and send them to Invisalign where a digital model of your teeth is made and a 3D treatment plan is developed. Our previous post on Invisalign offers a helpful video on this process. Once the treatment plan is approved by your dentist, a series of nearly invisible liners are made for your teeth.
Benefits of Invisalign:
Why have over 9 million people used Invisalign? It’s simple. There are many benefits to Invisalign over traditional braces:
- The aligners are nearly invisible allowing for you to correct your smile in a more discreet way.
- They are more comfortable than traditional braces.
- You can eat and drink as you normally would (just remove the aligners first).
- You can also brush and floss as you normally would.
Our previous post on Invisalign Vs Traditional Braces offers a great comparison chart on the difference between Invisalign and traditional braces.
How long does it take for Invisalign to work?
Once you have your liners, you can see results in a little as 6 months. The length of the treatment time can range anywhere from 6 months to 2 years, depending on the complexity of the problem.
What kind of alignment issues can Invisalign treat?
Invisalign can be used to treat most minor-to-moderate and even some severe alignment issues including crowded teeth, overbite, underbite, crossbite, gap teeth, and an open bite.
What age is Invisalign right for?
Invisalign is suitable for a variety of ages, from children as young as 6 who are experiencing alignment issues, up to teenagers and adults.
Invisalign treatment in Prescott, AZ
At Prescott Dentistry, we offer Invisalign as a treatment option right here in our office. If you or a family member is interested in learning more about Invisalign, give us a call. We would love to see you and help you restore your smile to its beautiful, natural state.
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