By now, you’ve seen the magical commercials in newspapers, magazines, and television trying to sell you on Invisalign. They say, “put this in your mouth, live your life, your teeth will be straighter,” which sounds excellent but isn’t true. There is a bit more to know and some level of work involved, but as long as you’re willing to learn about it and work with the Epsom Invisalign Dentists at Caring 4 Smiles, there is no reason you can’t have far straighter teeth in just a few months.
What Is Invisalign Exactly?
For decades, individuals would visit orthodontists to get straighter teeth. Orthodontists would use their equipment to come up with costly, lengthy treatment plans, and in the end, the patient would have straighter teeth. With time comes improved technology. Invisalign was created as an alternative to expensive and lengthy treatment plans that consisted of retainers, headsets, and braces. Invisalign is the planned use of several clear aligners, a transparent, plastic form of dental braces used to adjust teeth.
How Does Invisalign Work?
Rather than being permanently cemented to the teeth and adjusted every couple of months like traditional braces, the Invisalign devices are replaced by the next step of a transparent aligner every week or so. Most adults aren’t thrilled with the idea of having visible metal braces. Invisalign is an attractive way for adults to treat gaps between teeth and overbite, underbite, open bite, crossbite, and overcrowded teeth because unless you’re super close, you can’t even see the devices. Remember, Invisalign doesn’t affect the enamel on your teeth like braces can. Just remove the device and brush and floss as usual, clean your Invisalign, and then put them back into your mouth after your teeth are clean.
How Long Does it Take to Work?
After starting your treatment plan with your Epsom Invisalign Dentist at Caring 4 Smiles, you will begin to feel tightness and slight discomfort in less than 24 hours, which means they’re already starting to work. The specific-to-you first set of Invisalign should be worn as soon as you get them and are only to be replaced when your dentist explains it’s time to move on to the next device, usually every couple of weeks. Total transformation of your smile can take as little as three months. Still, the severity of your situation will dictate the entire length of time and the number of devices necessary to get you the picture-perfect smile you’re looking for.
With over ten years of Invisalign experience, Caring 4 Smiles has convenient payment plans available. Thankfully, Invisalign really is significantly more affordable than more traditional methods used by orthodontists to fix your teeth.
When you’re ready to visit Caring 4 Smiles, call us at 09-631-5416, or book your first appointment online now! Let us create a customized Invisalign plan in accordance with your oral situation with our advanced 3D imaging equipment and give yourself the smile you deserve.