Having crooked teeth can make you feel hesitant about smiling or self-conscious when you’re talking to others. Invisalign provides a convenient way for you to get straighter teeth for a healthier smile and improved self-confidence. At Dentistry at The Grove, we offer Invisalign in Burlington as an option for straightening teeth. Learn more about how Invisalign works and what kinds of benefits it provides.
How Invisalign Straightens Teeth
Invisalign is a set of trays or aligners that gradually and gently shift teeth into the proper position to help correct misalignments. As your teeth shift, you can expect to be fitted with a new set of aligners every so often, such as every week or every other week. Invisalign trays are custom-made to allow a perfect and comfortable fit over your teeth. While you’ll need to keep these aligners in for up to 22 hours a day for the best results, you’ll be able to sleep with them in. You’ll only need to remove them when you eat and brush and floss your teeth.
What to Expect from Invisalign Treatment
What happens when you choose Invisalign in Burlington to straighten your teeth? You’ll come in for a consultation to ensure that Invisalign offers the best option for you. If you’re a good candidate for this teeth straightening treatment, you’ll then have images of your teeth taken. These 3D images are used to create custom-fit Invisalign trays. When your aligners are ready, you’ll come in to have them fitted. You can expect to have a new set of aligners every week or two weeks depending on how your treatment is going. The total time you’ll need to wear Invisalign trays varies, but in most adults cases it can be as quick as 4-6 months of treatment.
Caring for Invisalign Trays
It’s important to take care of your Invisalign trays so that they’re able to work effectively. This mainly involves cleaning them or rinsing them off on a regular basis. Doing this helps prevent debris from building up on them, providing you with a healthier and cleaner mouth. Daily brushing and flossing of your teeth during the Invisalign treatment will also smoother overall treatment outcome during your Invisalign treatment.
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Advantages of Invisalign
Invisalign in Burlington provides several benefits for those who want to straighten their teeth. These include the following advantages.
These aligners offer a fit that’s more comfortable than traditional braces. These custom-fit trays are made to go over your teeth, so you don’t have to worry about them being too small and tight or too large and loose. Invisalign trays also don’t have metal parts or wires as some braces do.
No Visible Appearance
Traditional braces made of metal are highly visible when you wear them to straighten your teeth. Invisalign trays are designed to be invisible, so you don’t need to worry about other people noticing that you have them. These clear aligners won’t be visible when you’re smiling or talking to other people.
Removable for Added Convenience
When you have braces, you can’t take them out when you eat, play sports, or do other activities. You can easily remove Invisalign trays while you eat, brush and floss your teeth, drink, or do athletic activities, which can make your day-to-day life more convenient. When you’re done, you can easily put your aligners back in.
Healthier Teeth and Gums
Having straight teeth can help boost your tooth and gum health. Crooked or misaligned teeth can make it difficult to clean all of their surfaces and get in between them. This can raise your risk of developing gum problems or tooth decay. Straightening your teeth with Invisalign in Burlington means you’ll be able to clean your teeth and reach between them more thoroughly, which lowers your risk of having dental problems.
Relying on Invisalign to straighten your teeth means you won’t need to schedule appointments as often as you would with other orthodontic treatments. This frees up more of your time and reduces your need to take time off from work or other activities in order to sit through appointments.
No Food Restrictions
When you wear braces, you’re unable to eat certain kinds of food, since they can get caught on the brackets and wires or damage them. Braces also make it harder to thoroughly clean your teeth, which also means you have to be careful about what you eat. Invisalign trays can be taken out when you’re eating, so that you can have anything you want. You can also remove them when brushing and flossing, which helps keep your teeth and gums clean after eating.
Dentistry at the Grove generally charges a flat fee for our Invisalign cases. However, in rare cases that are more complex, our fee can increase. Our fee may be partially covered by your private dental insurance and we offer long term payment plans to make Invisalign attainable for all our patients. Our staff would be happy to help you navigate the insurance and payment plan options
Book an appointment at Dentistry at The Grove today to chat with our Invisalign Burlington experts and discuss your options.