If you’re one of the many people who are unhappy with your smile, Invisalign may be a treatment option worth considering. Invisalign is a series of clear plastic aligners that gradually move your teeth into the desired position. Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign is nearly invisible and very comfortable to wear. If you’re thinking about getting Invisalign treatment, here are some things you should know.
What Are The Stages Of Invisalign Treatment?
Invisalign treatment generally consists of three stages: initial alignment, refinement, and final alignment. The first stage is focused on getting your teeth into their correct positions. This usually takes the longest to achieve and may require you to wear multiple sets of aligners. The second stage is all about fine-tuning your smile. During this phase, your orthodontist will use computer imaging to create a custom treatment plan for you.
This plan will be used to create your final set of aligners, which will help to perfect your smile. The third and final stage is known as the retention phase. During this phase, you will need to wear a retainer at night in order to keep your teeth in their new positions. Following these three simple steps will help you achieve the perfect smile.
Invisalign Is Much Less Noticeable
This is one of the main advantages of Invisalign and a reason why it’s the treatment of choice for celebrities who are photographed all the time. Invisalign is a discreet treatment which you can complete without drawing extra attention to your mouth.
You Can Remove Your Invisalign Braces Whenever You Need To
One of the main differences between traditional metal braces is that Invisalign braces are removable. They should be worn for around 22 hours each day but they can be removed at mealtimes, when you’re brushing and flossing or for special occasions.
Metallic braces wearers sometimes feel restricted in their food choices but the Invisalign wearers do not have to worry about this.
Guidance For Choosing An Invisalign Provider
Your Invisalign treatment involves creating custom-fit braces, called aligners, for you to wear throughout the treatment. The number of aligners needed depends on your individual case and you will find this out after your teeth have been assessed. You’ll need to visit your dentist every two months for check-ups and to receive your next set of aligners. For this reason it’s important to choose a provider that is in a location easy for you to get to and which has opening hours to suit your needs.
The experience level of your Invisalign practitioner is also worth taking into account. Ollie and Darsh are the only Invisalign provider in Liverpool who have completed over 500 Invisalign cases.
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