However, before you get started with Invisalign, there are certain things that you need to consider. In this blog, we will outline some of the considerations that you should make before getting Invisalign aligners.

Benefits of Invisalign

Invisalign treatments can be beneficial for a number of different reasons including:

  • Boosting confidence – with braces, you might feel self-conscious about smiling, or simply opening your mouth, but Invisalign aligners are nearly invisible, making them a great alternative to braces and allowing you to feel confident and comfortable about your smile
  • Correction of crowded teeth – regardless of whether your teeth are crooked, rotated, or overlapped, Invisalign is still able to correct these problems even more effectively than traditional braces; in fact, Invisalign is recommended for severely crowded teeth as fitting a bracket can be difficult with very crooked teeth
  • Autonomy – with Invisalign, you’re given autonomy in how successful your Invisalign aligners work; this isn’t possible with braces, but getting Invisalign means that you have sole responsibility for your compliance of the treatment – this means following your dentist’s advice and recommendations
  • Less painful – in comparison to braces, people find that Invisalign treatments are less irritating, especially as Invisalign aligners have a smooth surface unlike braces that can potentially cut or scratch the inside of the mouth

Process of Invisalign Treatment

It’s also crucial that you’re aware of how Invisalign works and the process of the treatment. After consultations with your dentist and orthodontist and you’re happy with proceeding with Invisalign, you can expect:

  1. Images or impressions taken of your teeth, usually in 3D format so that your dentist or orthodontist can create a customised treatment plan for you
  2. You’re given your first set of Invisalign aligners made from BPA-free plastic that you will have to wear daily, at least 20 to 22 hours a day
  3. Depending on your treatment plan, you could receive new aligners every 2 weeks as only specific areas are being realigned at a certain time
  4. Checkups may be required approximately every 6 weeks for your dentist or orthodontist to check the progress of your teeth realignment
  5. Length of treatment can vary from individual to individual depending on the complexity of their dental problems and age, but most adults see Invisalign treatment complete within a year

Hygiene and After Care

It’s essential that during treatment, you maintain appropriate oral hygiene to maximise the success of the treatment. In particular, it’s recommended that you:

  • Regularly clean your Invisalign aligners, especially rinsing and gently brushing them every night – only use warm water as too hot or too cold can damage the form of the aligners
  • Brush and floss or rinse your mouth after eating and before wearing your aligners
  • Drink water during meals

Even after treatment, it’s key that you properly care for your teeth to keep your smile beautiful.

You can rely on Kai Dental’s Invisalign to straighten your teeth discreetly, with bespoke Invisalign aligners created for your dental needs. Get in touch for more information.

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