Do you have crooked or overcrowded teeth? Are you looking for an alternative to traditional methods of straightening teeth? Invisalign is the answer to traditional metal braces that can irritate and pinch gums. Invisalign is a comfortable alternative made up of clear plastic aligners that blend in with teeth and are virtually unnoticeable. This method ensures that teeth and gums are comfortable during all stages of treatment.
Invisalign braces are used to treat a variety of conditions, including:
- Crooked teeth
- Overcrowded teeth
- Gaps between teeth
- Misaligned teeth
Benefits of Invisalign
Straightening teeth not only improves the appearance of your smile but can also benefit your long-term oral health. Teeth that are misaligned or crooked are at a greater chance of developing tooth decay or gum disease. It can be difficult to clean between crooked or misaligned teeth, and plaque can build up in those spaces. Straight teeth are easier to clean and can help prevent future oral health problems when they are taken care of properly.
Invisalign braces are crafted from hard-soft plastic material which is clear and blend in with teeth. The clear aligners can also be removed for eating without any restrictions. You can brush and floss regularly when removing the aligners. The team at Fit Bite Orthodontics will work with you through every step of Invisalign treatment to ensure that everything is running smoothly.
Invisalign: What to Expect
Invisalign treatment is customized to each patient for the perfect, most comfortable fit. Dr. Linda Hallman and her team will take digital scans of the teeth and jaw to ensure that the Invisalign aligners will conform to your teeth. Patients will wear their custom aligners for 20-22 hours a day and change them weekly. Dr. Hallman uses advanced digital technology through a smartphone app to monitor the progress of your treatment, reducing the need for in-office visits.
Learn more about treatment with Invisalign here:
Learn the answers to frequently asked questions about Invisalign below:
Is Invisalign painful?
At first, you may feel some pain when you begin a new aligner. However, this fades as your teeth adjust to the aligners.
Is Invisalign better than traditional metal braces?
Invisalign offers benefits that traditional metal braces do not offer. Invisalign aligners can be removed and also work faster to properly align teeth. Metal braces can also irritate and pinch gums.
Do you sleep with Invisalign aligners in?
Because the Invisalign braces should be worn for 20 to 22 hours a day, you should sleep with the aligners in to ensure that treatment is progressing. You should sleep facing upward with your head elevated.
Schedule an Appointment
Do you want a straighter and more balanced smile? Do you want a quicker and comfortable alternative to traditional braces? Contact Dr. Hallman and the professionals at Fit Bite Orthodontics at (301) 200-1683. You can also contact us for professional orthodontics treatments online