Are you thinking about correcting your smile? Invisalign has become one of the most popular orthodontic procedures, treating over 2.5 million patients since its inception in 1997. Want more information? Summit Family Orthodontics has answers to the most commonly asked questions regarding Invisalign orthodontic treatment.
Can I Be Treated With Invisalign?
This orthodontic treatment is designed to be highly customizable. Invisalign covers a variety of mouth problems including overbite, underbite, crowding, and more. Additionally, even if you’ve previously worn braces (or are wearing them now), your orthodontist can work Invisalign into your treatment plan.
How Does Invisalign Work?
Instead of metal, Invisalign aligners are made of a thermoplastic material. Each series of aligners is adjusted and designed to fit your mouth at multiple steps in your overall treatment. Every two weeks you will switch to a newly aligned tray until your treatment is complete.
What Is The Treatment Process?
Each patient’s time frame varies, but the average case takes about one year. You should wear your aligners for 20-22 hours every day. Only remove them when you eat or brush and floss your teeth!
What Foods Should I Avoid While Wearing Invisalign?
Unlike with braces, Invisalign aligners can be removed, giving you much more flexibility in your daily diet. However, two main things you should avoid while wearing Invisalign are chewing gum and smoking.
With the help of orthodontic techniques such as, Invisalign clear aligners, traditional braces, invisible braces, and retainers, it’s possible to enjoy a healthier, more balanced smile. At Summit Family Orthodontics, our team of experienced doctors can help you see incredible results. Visit our website to learn more about our services or give us a call at 720.330.2712.