Invisalign is a convenient, easy-to-use system designed to straighten your teeth and correct orthodontic issues. It can even adjust shifting that might occur after the use of braces in youth. However, while its use is widespread and helpful to many, it may not be the best choice for each individual. Talking with one of our Invisalign dentists at our Irvine office can help you determine whether Invisalign would be helpful for your teeth.
Using nearly invisible and plastic aligners that are made to be worn over your teeth, your Invisalign product is made just for you under the direction of your dentist. You’ll receive a new set to wear approximately every two weeks that follow the plan for your teeth that your dentist has established, and over time, the aligners will work to shift your teeth into their correct positions. In addition to its effectiveness, Invisalign is also appealing because its lack of wires and metal means that most people won’t even notice you are wearing anything on your teeth.
Invisalign aligners are easy to remove for general care like brushing and flossing. They require a simple cleaning routine that’s appealing to busy individuals who lack the patience and time to thoroughly clean traditional braces. You can use an Invisalign cleaning kit or simply brush the aligners and rinse them in lukewarm water. And since you simply remove your aligners in order to eat, there are no cumbersome restrictions on the food that you can have like with regular metal braces. The aligners can also be removed if you need to wear a mouth guard for sporting activity.
While Invisalign is an efficient and easy way to straighten teeth, the amount of work you need done might contribute to its effectiveness in your situation. Your Irvine dentist will help you determine the best course of action for you and will consider all aspects of your dental history. For example, if you have had bridge work done, the end result of having a tooth connected to surrounding teeth might mean that Invisalign won’t work as well for you.
If you are interested in using Invisalign aligners, talk with one of our Irvine cosmetic dentists today for a thorough consultation. We are committed to helping you obtain the dental health that you want through the most effective and promising methods available.