Hoping to Align Crooked Teeth? Consider Invisalign!

If you have mild to moderate alignment issues such as a crossbite, over or underbite, crowded or gapped teeth, you may be interested in finding a way to realign your smile. With an array of treatments available, it may be difficult to know which treatment to opt for, but a visit to your dentist will help you to narrow the search, as they will be able to assess your smile and advise about the treatment options. However, you may be interested to learn about Invisalign Macleod and ensuring that you visit a dentist who offers this treatment is the first step to having this as a potential option for you. Patients typically choose Invisalign because it offers flexibility and convenience, as well as discretion. As its name suggests, Invisalign should be almost invisible to other people when you wear the aligners. 

What is Invisalign? 
Invisalign is a system that consists of plastic aligners. The plastic is transparent, so only your teeth should be visible when the aligners are being worn. They apply pressure to your teeth to gradually move them into the desired position over time. Typically speaking, treatment can take as little as 6 to 18 months. You will be provided with batches of aligners to change between on a weekly basis, and every 6 weeks you will need to visit your dentist to receive your next batch and to have a check-up. The aligners are made bespoke for your mouth using iTero technology. This is a digital scan that is used to get the measurements of your mouth and these are sent to the Invisalign laboratory for your aligners to be manufactured for you. From this scan, your dentist will also be able to impress by showing you a 3D animation of what your teeth will look like after treatment has been completed, before you even get started. That’s something to get you really motivated about your Invisalign journey! 

Why Invisalign? 
Aside from the fact that the aligners are very discreet when you are wearing them, the fact that they are removable for up to 2 hours a day has many advantages. It allows you to remove them when you want to eat and drink, so there is no need to alter your diet in any way, while you are receiving this treatment. You can chomp on your apple a day, or bite into toffee! The choice is yours! You can also continue to brush and floss as normal after eating, so you can maintain your high standards of oral hygiene without having to worry about anything impeding your brushing and flossing techniques. You can also take the aligners out when you want to play particular sports, fancy doing some salsa or singing a song - the choice is yours! The aligners are also very difficult to break as they are made of highly durable plastic. This means that you shouldn’t need to visit your dentist for emergency appointments, taking time out of your busy schedule to do so. 

How do I get Invisalign? 
With adult and teenager ranges available, as long as you have a full set of adult teeth, you could be eligible for Invisalign. You will need to book in for an initial consultation with a dentist who offers this treatment and they will discuss your concerns about your smile, before examining your mouth thoroughly to determine what the treatment options are. If they do suggest Invisalign, congratulations! You can look forward to getting a new smile and nobody knowing how you did it!