It’s not unusual to have a wide range of emotions hit you as you prepare to start your new straightening treatment. Excitement, nervousness, and apprehension may just be a few that rush over you. That’s the beauty of meeting with our dental professionals for a consultation that will answer all your lingering questions. You’ve seen many people straighten their smile with traditional braces, but Invisalign in Columbus is new to you. Creative Smiles will have the information you need to begin straightening your teeth at a gradual, comfortable pace.
1. Are Invisalign clear braces as effective as traditional braces?
There’s no doubt in our minds that a patient that makes a good candidate for Invisalign will experience anything but an enjoyable, effective straightening treatment. Invisalign has been used to treat several dental problems like crooked teeth, crowded teeth, widely gapped teeth, and over/underbites. Parallel to braces, the success of Invisalign depends on you. Just because the aligners are removable, we recommend that you wear them at least 20-22 hours a day.
2. How does Invisalign really work?
Your Invisalign treatment will be customized for you. Your clear braces will be a series of nearly invisible, removable aligners that no one can tell you’re wearing. The aligners are made just for your teeth with impressions that we take at the office. The aligners will apply a gentle, constant pressure to guide teeth into their proper locations.
You wear each set of aligners for around 14 days at a time. A big bonus is that you can remove them to eat, drink, brush, and floss. As you replace each aligner with the next in the series, your teeth will shift gradually until they have straightened to reach your smile goals.
3. How should I care for my teeth and aligners during my treatment?
It is still important to protect your teeth and gums from dangerous bacteria and decay, even when you wear your aligners for most of the day. This is easy to do with Invisalign compared to traditional braces because of their versatility and ability to be removed. You can conveniently take your aligners out to brush and floss your natural teeth like you normally would. We also recommend that you take out your aligners before meals and rinse them thoroughly before reinserting them after you eat.
4. How often will I be visiting my dentist in Columbus during my treatment?
You should expect to visit our office every six to eight weeks. These routine visits will build an open, trusting relationship between you and your dentist. It will also help keep the lines of communication open about the progress of your treatment. Of course, these frequent visits also benefit your overall health because your dentist will be able to address any abnormalities he may spot during your checkup.
Our dentists are ready to meet with you during an open-minded, informative consultation and explain the ins and outs of Invisalign. We can help fix the flaws in your smile and bring out the confidence that your crooked smile has been holding back. Contact our office today to schedule your appointment!