Having properly aligned teeth not only enhances your appearance but also conveys a more mature and professional image. Thankfully, there are various orthodontic techniques available in Canton that can help you achieve this goal. However, as an adult, you may be hesitant to wear traditional metal braces in a professional setting. Invisalign offers a solution by allowing you to achieve your desired look without the noticeable presence of metal brackets and wires.
Invisalign is a brand of clear, plastic aligners. They can straighten your smile by slowly bringing your teeth into place using customized, pre-formed trays that fit into your mouth. They are nearly invisible to everyone else so you can get the smile you want without making sure everyone you see knows about it.
Throughout your treatment with Invisalign, you will receive a fresh set of aligners every two weeks. These aligners consist of one set for your upper teeth and another for your lower teeth. It is crucial to wear them consistently, except during meal times, when drinking, and while brushing and flossing.
Each aligner is designed to slightly reposition your teeth, gradually guiding them into the desired alignment. With each new aligner, your teeth will continue to adjust to fit into the updated position.
To monitor your progress, you will have regular visits to our Canton orthodontics office approximately every six weeks. During these appointments, we will assess the advancement of your treatment.
The duration of Invisalign treatment can vary, typically ranging from 9 to 15 months, and it typically involves the use of 18 to 30 aligners. However, please note that these figures may vary for each individual patient, as treatment plans are tailored to specific needs and goals.
It’s important to note that Invisalign is not intended for extensive orthodontic corrections or addressing significant bite issues. Its primary purpose is to address minor crowding or misalignment of the teeth.
If you have slight issues with your teeth, even if you considered them “good enough” during your teenage years, Invisalign can still help you achieve the improvements you desire. Additionally, if you previously had braces but haven’t been consistently wearing your retainer as advised, resulting in your teeth shifting back to their pre-braces position, Invisalign can be a suitable solution.
If you aspire to enhance your smile but prefer to avoid the conspicuous appearance of traditional metal braces as an adult, Invisalign is the ideal orthodontic option available in Canton.
To begin your Invisalign journey, it is essential to visit our office for a consultation. During this consultation, we will assess your specific situation and determine if Invisalign is suitable for your needs. If it is, we will proceed with the following steps:
Creation of Teeth Mold: We will take a mold of your teeth, which will serve as the basis for creating your first set of aligners.
3D Modeling and Treatment Plan: Using advanced computer technology and 3D models, Dr. Nia will develop the treatment plan for your entire Invisalign process. This plan will include the design of all subsequent aligners.
Aligner Redesign (if necessary): Depending on the pace of your treatment, it may be required to modify the aligners to ensure an optimal fit and progress. This could involve redesigning some aligners to better suit your specific needs.
Initial Fitting: Once the first set of aligners is ready, you will return to our office to ensure they fit correctly. During this visit, you will also receive detailed instructions on how to maximize the benefits of your aligners.
To schedule your consultation and take the first step towards your Invisalign treatment, please contact our Canton orthodontics office by calling (770) 479-9999 or reaching out to us online. Our team is eager to guide you through the process and address any initial questions you may have. We look forward to helping you achieve a confident smile!