Invisalign in Byford
What is Invisalign & How Does It Work?
At Byford Smiles, we offer Invisalign aligners as a discreet and comfortable treatment for addressing orthodontic problems. This new and popular alternative to traditional braces involves wearing customised clear aligners in a recommended time which realigns the teeth and encourages them into a straighter, more even alignment of healthy teeth. Achieve your dream, straighter smile and experience the benefits of clear aligners.
Benefits of Invisalign
Easy to clean
Comfortable to wear
Fewer visits to the dentist
Why Our Patients Love Byford Smiles
Frequently Asked Questions About Cosmetic Dentistry
Invisalign works by using a series of clear aligners to gradually move your teeth into their desired positions. Each tray captures the forces of tension and manipulates them to realign the teeth slowly over time. The movement and pressure on teeth brought by Invisalign lead to the absorption of the jawbone.
It is important to wear clear aligners consistently, as it takes time for the bone to absorb the pressure and move. Otherwise, even if the teeth have moved, they may go back to their original positions if the jawbone does not absorb the movement.
Each patient’s case is unique, which is why the duration of the clear aligners treatment can vary. Several factors influence the timeline, including the complexity of crooked teeth, misalignment of the bite, and your response to the progress. The average treatment period in minor cases may take six to twelve months, while severe cases that require significant tooth movement may take up to eighteen months or longer.
It’s necessary to consult a dental professional to evaluate your teeth and overall dental health to provide a more specific estimate of treatment time.
Yes, one of the advantages of Invisalign is its flexibility and removable feature. While wearing your aligners for the recommended 20 to 22 hours throughout the day is important, you can take them off for special occasions or events. It allows you to enjoy important gatherings with confidence. Yet it is crucial to keep the following things in mind when removing your clear aligners:
- Proper storage.
Store your invisible braces in a clean container to keep them away from excessive heat or to prevent damage or misplacing them.
- Time limit.
Remember to limit the duration of your aligner removal. Preferably, it would help if you aimed to keep them out for no more than several hours to maintain the treatment progress.
- Maintaining consistency.
Reinsert your invisible aligners as soon as possible after the event and continue wearing them for the required period to prevent reversing the tooth movement.
The frequency of your visits to the dental clinic will depend on your case. In general, Invisalign patients may need to see their dentist every six to eight weeks. It can differ for you and others, as each case of an orthodontic problem is unique.
Consulting a dental professional can provide further information regarding how often you need dental appointments during Invisalign treatment.
The majority of individuals wearing invisible braces report that the discomfort they experience is manageable and does not significantly impact their daily activities. In case you experience severe pain, seek immediate help from your dentist.
Invisalign offers clear aligners specifically designed to address the unique needs of teenagers, providing a discreet and more comfortable way to straighten teeth. These aligner trays are meant for the dental anatomy of a teen.
It’s important to consult a qualified dentist to determine if Invisalign is the right choice for a teenager. They can assess their dental condition and provide personalised guidance to achieve the desired orthodontic results.
These are only general estimates, and the actual cost of your Invisalign can be more or less than this. This is why consulting with a dentist who offers Invisalign is recommended to receive a specific quote based on your dental needs and treatment goals.
There is no age limit for Invisalign treatment, but it is commonly used for teens and young adults, considering the features of clear aligners. In the past, Invisalign was not recommended for growing children due to the ongoing growth of their teeth. Fortunately, advancements in technology have led to the development of Invisalign First, which is dedicated to young patients ages 6 to 10. It is designed to prevent the development of tooth alignment issues in children.
However, the suitability of this treatment may depend on the child’s unique case. Consider setting up an appointment with a dental professional so they can evaluate your little one’s teeth.
Caring for and cleaning Invisalign aligners is relatively easy and only takes a few minutes. Here are some essential tips:
- Rinse off your invisible braces under lukewarm water when you take them off.
- Use a soft-bristled toothbrush to prevent harsh bristles from wearing away your plastic trays.
- Gently brush them using small, circular motions. Make sure to reach every surface, inside and out.
- Inspect your clear aligners for debris buildup, which appears as a cloudy or white film and can be difficult to brush off.
- You can soak your Invisalign in a denture cleaner to help dislodge any debris buildup and keep them clean.
- Once you’re finished cleaning them, you can wear them again or store them in a clean container to air dry.
Keeping good oral hygiene is essential for maintaining your clear aligners and so you achieve a beautifil, healthy smile.