What Is Invisalign®?

Invisalign® is an orthodontic treatment used to help patients who have teeth that are moderately misaligned. It can help those individuals who are looking for a more beautiful smile or a more aligned bite. This means, if you have an overbite, an underbite, or a crossbite, Invisalign® may help you overcome these problems. They are basically invisible braces for adults who want to get their teeth in shape. 

Invisalign® makes use of transparent plastic teeth aligner trays, which move your teeth into proper alignment over time. However, you need to wear these trays for at least 20 hours daily to see results. The best part is – these aligner trays are easily removable, so you can brush and floss your teeth as you normally do. You don’t need to worry about painful brackets and wires that are difficult to maintain. 

How does it work?

It may sound too good to be true, but Invisalign® is very effective. To understand how it works, let’s look at Invisalign’s process. The first step involves booking a consultation appointment with a service provider like Riverfront Dental. In the initial consultation, an assessment of your teeth is done to see if you can benefit from this treatment and are a suitable candidate or not. 

If you are a suitable candidate and choose to move forward with the treatment, you will then be required to provide the dental team with photos of your smile and 3D digital impressions taken in the office. These impressions are used to create images and forwarded to the Invisalign® labs to create a precise set of alignment trays to enhance your smile. The number of trays provided to you in a series depends on how severely misaligned your teeth are.

After your trays have been created, you will visit the dental office to obtain a walkthrough of the entire process. The dentist will put in your first tray over your teeth. These trays are to be worn for at least 22 hours daily to see visible and quick results. Each tray can be worn for up to two weeks before it is changed to a newer one according to your teeth progression. By the end of this series, you can expect to see a visible difference: more aligned teeth giving you the enhanced smile that you have always wished for.

The Benefits of Invisalign®

The following are some of the benefits of Invisalign® treatment:

  • It uses trays that are easily removable instead of fixed brackets and wires. You can easily brush and floss your teeth to maintain your oral hygiene. 
  • It is a very precise treatment due to the usage of digital imaging. Which means you can expect to get the exact results you desired.
  • The trays are clear and invisible, which means there will be no effect on your physical appearance.


How often will you visit the dentist?

Getting your treatment from a team you already know and trust has its added benefits. You can routinely visit your dentist every four weeks to have treatment progress evaluated. Invisalign appointments are not to be feared, as is often the case with traditional visits for braces, consisting of tight wires and excruciating pain. These appointments are quick and easy, with the dentist monitoring the process carefully and ensuring that you get your desired results.

Ready to learn more about how Invisalign® can help you get the smile of your dreams? Contact Riverfront Dental at 519-621-2111 to book an appointment today!