Salt Lake City Invisalign experts
Teens and adults who want the straight teeth braces provide, but with more freedom and flexibility, will probably see the Invisalign clear aligner system as a great alternative. Foothill Orthodontics is your trusted expert straightening smiles for patients of all ages in Salt Lake City and surrounding communities.
What is involved in Salt Lake City Invisalign treatment?
Invisalign has been proven to be just as effective as traditional braces at treating many of the most common orthodontic problems, as long as it’s used as directed. The Invisalign clear aligner system aligns teeth and helps to improve oral health by using a series of clear, removable aligners. We’ll take x-rays and digital impressions to create a precise 3D image at your initial consultation, and we’ll use this to create your customized treatment plan and set o aligners just for your smile. The trays are constructed of a smooth, comfortable material that fits firmly over the teeth. These trays are designed to be switched out every 1-2 weeks to keep up with your teeth as they move into their desired new positions.
What are the benefits of choosing Invisalign treatment?
Keeping your teeth clean and healthy is especially important for orthodontic patients. This means that one of the biggest benefits of Salt Lake City Invisalign aligners besides being nearly invisible is that you can remove them. In fact, you’ll need to remove them before eating or drinking anything other than water. This means you’ll never have to worry about food getting stuck in brackets or wires, and don’t have to worry about food restrictions. It will also be easy to brush and floss easily because you can remove your aligners first.
They’re also meant to be removed before brushing and flossing. This makes it’s much easier to access your teeth and maintain a good oral hygiene routine. They should also be cleaned and rinsed out with warm water at least once or twice a day.
With Invisalign aligners, there are no wires to poke and irritate you and don’t need adjustment appointments. Invisalign wearers are still expected to attend follow-up visits about every 6-8 weeks, however, so that Dr. Chandler or Dr. Anderson can be sure everything is progressing on schedule.
How does the Salt Lake City Invisalign system work?
The Invisalign system is pretty straightforward. You’ll wear each set of aligners whenever you aren’t eating, drinking, brushing, or flossing for about two weeks. As the aligners are replaced with the next one in the series, your teeth will be moving gradually, until they reach their final desired positions.
Your visits to Foothill Orthodontics are important because they allow us to keep track of your progress and make sure there aren’t any problems. You must change the aligners on and wear them as directed. This is the most important thing is you want your Salt Lake City Invisalign to be successful. Your trays will be custom designed to fit your needs. They will need to be changed frequently in order to keep up with how your teeth are shifting as they begin to straighten. Not changing aligners as scheduled or skipping your appointments can quickly undo any progress that’s been made.
And of course, everyone will respond to treatment differently, and there are factors in and out of and will ultimately determine the length of treatment. Invisalign works in a slightly different and less invasive way than braces to straighten the teeth. This means it can be hard to say with certainty how long a patient will need to wear them before seeing results. Though the average tends to be somewhere between 6 and 18 months, this can vary widely from case to case.
Any small deviation from instructions can add extra time to the overall process. Invisalign can only work if patients stick to the program. The average treatment time is estimated based on you following the recommended guidelines. This means wearing your aligners for at least 20-22 hours every single day, throughout the course of treatment
To learn more about Salt Lake City Invisalign, or to find out if you are a good candidate for the Invisalign aligners, please contact our office to schedule a free consultation.