Invisalign 101: Here’s All You Need to Know

“Do something today that your future self will thank you for.”
– Anonymous

More than 1/3rd of Americans are reportedly unhappy with their smile. A study indicates that over 77% of women claim crooked teeth to be way worse than a receding hairline in potential love interests. At the same time, 22% of Americans that are unhappy with their smile have reported crooked teeth to be a major roadblock – which has led to trouble with dating life.

Crooked teeth can lower your confidence. Not only will straight teeth act as a confidence booster, but they will also enhance your quality of life. 

About 30% of adults have claimed straight teeth have helped them conquer their personal goals. Nearly 75% of the patients who straightened their teeth reported it to be a life-changing experience. 60% of people claim straight teeth make them feel happier and more confident. 

Not only can crooked teeth negatively impact your confidence and appearance, but they may also worsen your dental health – as you’ll find it extremely hard to clean your teeth.

And as we already know:

Dirty Teeth eventually lead to more room for bacteria to fester. 

But the good news is – you don’t need to have crooked or misaligned teeth forever. Braces will help you straighten your teeth and FINALLY win your smile back. 

Depending on your budget and preferences, you can try one of the different types of braces offered by our specialists:

  • Metal Braces
  • Lightforce Braces
  • Damon Metal Braces
  • Damon Ceramic Braces
  • Invisalign

While traditional metal or ceramic braces are comparatively budget-friendly, they have a reputation for being awkward and bulky for some. This doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t use metal or ceramic braces – it completely depends on your choice and preference.

These days, some people are afraid of putting on braces – just because they don’t want lots of bulky hardware on their teeth. 

We do not want you to miss out on the opportunity to enhance your smile. With rapid technological advancements in the dental field, patients looking forward to straightening their teeth do not have to go through the trouble of putting on bulky and awkward-looking traditional metal braces. 

With the introduction of Invisalign, you can now smile confidently in public without having to worry about anyone seeing those noticeable braces on your teeth. At the same time, Invisalign clear aligners:

  • Are More Comfortable
  • Allow for Better Dental Hygiene
  • Don’t Require Multiple Dental Visits
  • Don’t Restrict You in Terms of Eating Your Favorite Food & Drinks
  • And more

But – what’s so special about these Invisalign clear aligners? 

This blog post not only focuses on what Invisalign braces are but also what the process looks like.

What are Invisalign Braces?

In simple words – Invisalign braces are nothing but invisible braces. It’s the modern alternative to those bulky and uncomfortable traditional metal or ceramic braces. Invisalign braces use a series of clear and removable aligners or plastic trays that snap on and off the patient’s teeth. 

These trays are made from a patented thermoplastic material that’s strong enough to move the crooked or misaligned teeth into alignment. 

Invisalign clear aligners are worn on top of your teeth and every one-two weeks you’ll be switching to a new tray. Also, you won’t need to head over to our office very often – through our app, we’ll be able to monitor your progress remotely. And if you face any issues, you may schedule a virtual consultation call with our specialists – who’d love nothing more than to guide you through the process. Every switch will bring you one step closer to your end goal. Invisalign clear aligners need to be worn about 20-22 hours each day throughout the entire duration of the treatment for maximum effectiveness.

How Do Invisalign Braces Work?

Our team at OX Orthodontix has made the entire process – from consultation to treatment conclusion – extremely simple for our patients. 

During the initial consultation, our orthodontist(s) will listen to your concerns and, based on that, share their valuable input. Also, they’ll create a roadmap for you, examine your teeth and guide you through the entire process. At OX Orthodontix, we are proud to be holding our place as the top 1% of Invisalign providers globally – and we can make it work for just about anyone. 

While you can always opt for traditional metal or ceramic braces, if you’d prefer something more modern, you can go with Invisalign treatment – if both doctor and patient think of it to be the best option.

Now, the orthodontist will conduct a highly detailed 3D scan of your gums and teeth. 

This scan will help us map out an accurate and precise treatment plan for you. This custom-prepared plan will comprise the exact movements your teeth need to make and the duration of the treatment. Using this scan, your custom aligners will be created, trimmed, and double-checked to ensure the best quality. Invisalign aligns a patient’s teeth using a series of aligners that guide your teeth into an improved position.

The plastic trays are extremely comfortable and the best part – they are invisible. The total number that needs to be worn throughout the treatment ranges between 5 and 35. 

Depending on how crooked your teeth are, the treatment period may range between five weeks and eighteen months. Once the fit is approved by our orthodontist, the treatment will be kickstarted. 

Post fitting, you may feel free to schedule a virtual visit with one of our experts or schedule an appointment in our clinic. 

Upon successful completion of the treatment, you’ll have achieved the smile that you have always desired.

Hurrah!

Whether you’re a kid, teen, or adult, our team provides custom-Invisalign solutions for just anyone and everyone out there. 

Invisalign is the most widely used orthodontic clear aligner that will apply the pressure required to move your teeth to their ideal location and help you get your smile back. This treatment is revolutionary and has been changing the way people perceive orthodontic treatment. 

We’re proud to be holding our place as the top 1% of Invisalign providers worldwide. And we take great pride in being a part of the team that holds deep expertise in helping patients enhance their smiles. And if crooked and misaligned teeth are the main reasons behind your lack of confidence, don’t let them be.

Get your Invisalign clear aligners today – book an appointment with us.

 

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