Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment used to treat adults and teens who have cosmetic concerns with their smiles. Invisalign can also treat mild cases of overcrowding, underbite, overbite, and crossbites. Invisalign works much like traditional orthodontics, but instead of utilizing metal brackets and wires, the Invisalign labs create clear plastic trays made to our exact specifications that gently and gradually move your teeth into position.
The transparent trays fit so snugly that you get used to wearing them after just a couple of days. You can still speak normally, and you can remove them to eat, so getting food in them is not a problem. Typically, Dr. Virdee will recommend changing out your trays about every two weeks. She will monitor you closely and let you know when it’s time to change to the next tray. You will need to make regular follow-up appointments to Monroe Dental Arts for Dr. Virdee to monitor your progress.
Invisalign is exceptionally convenient because maintaining your dental health during treatment is so easy. You remove your trays to clean them and while you eat. You also remove them to brush and floss your teeth, so you don’t have to worry about embarrassing incidents with food getting stuck, something that can frequently happen with traditional braces.
In order to move through treatment in the estimated amount of time, you should wear your trays for twenty-two hours or more each day. Dr. Virdee can give you a treatment estimate after she provides you with a full exam and discusses your dental goals with you.