If your teeth are not quite straight or in alignment in your jaws, you might be thinking of braces. The idea of braces might feel overwhelming, especially if you are self-conscious about how you look. Some adults feel as if they are too mature to have traditional metal braces. Invisalign in West Loop might be just what you need in order to improve the look of your smile.
What Invisalign Is
Invisalign is a proprietary system only available to certain dentists who have been extensively trained. The process consists of taking 3D images of your mouth. Those images are used to create 26 or more trays. The trays, which are also called aligners, are made of clear plastic. They are not noticeable to others. If you are a working professional and need to meet with clients or have your photo taken, the aligners are unlikely to be noticed. They are smooth and do not require any rubber bands, wires, brackets or metal braces.
How Invisalign Works
Invisalign corrects mild malocclusion and other mild orthodontic problems. Each tray shifts the teeth slightly. Over the course of the treatment period, each small movement adds up and gets the teeth in the desired position. Each aligner needs to be worn for at least 22 to 23 hours per day. You take out the aligner to eat and to brush and floss your teeth. The aligners make it easier to care for your teeth, and no special flossers or brushes are required because you do not have to work around any brackets or wires. The aligners are thin, so you will not have any discomfort with the aligner while you sleep.
Give us at Washington Dental Care a call or check out our website to learn more about Invisalign in West Loop.
1 person likes this post.