Invisalign® straightens your teeth using a custom-made series of aligners created for you and only you. These aligner trays are made of smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible plastic that you wear over your teeth. They gradually and gently shift your teeth into place. There are no metal brackets to attach and no wires to tighten. You just pop in a new set of aligners approximately every two weeks, until your treatment is complete. You’ll achieve a great smile with little interference in your daily life.
The aligners are easily removable, so you can continue to brush and floss your teeth as you normally would. Cleaning your aligners is just as easy with the Invisalign cleaning kit. Or you can simply brush and rinse them in lukewarm water. That’s it! Achieving that great smile couldn’t be easier!
You’ll also remove the aligners each time you eat. This means you can continue to eat all the foods you love without any restrictions or worrying about food getting stuck in your wires and brackets. With other teeth-straightening methods, the simple act of eating can often be troublesome.
For those who are active in contact sports, Invisalign allows you to continue wearing your aligners without having to worry about any sharp brackets cutting your mouth. If your sport requires wearing a protective mouthguard, simply remove your aligners and you’re good to go!
Your bedtime routine can continue as before, with the simple addition of cleaning your aligners. You won’t be struggling with trying to floss and brush in between brackets and wires, which can be time-consuming.
Invisalign is for people who want to improve their smile but don’t want to wear metal braces. You might choose Invisalign if you want a discreet solution to your bad bite or crooked teeth that you can also remove when you need to.
Invisalign Centennial uses clear, customized plastic trays to move your teeth into the desired position. You will wear each tray for about four weeks before moving on to the next. You will visit your dentist every four to six weeks to ensure your treatment is progressing as planned. You also have to wear the retainers anywhere from 20 to 22 hours per day.
No, the Invisalign treatment is not painful. You may feel slight discomfort when you first put on your aligner trays, but this will subside. Monitor your discomfort and let your orthodontist know if the pain persists beyond a couple of days.
In short, no. However, just like with any other orthodontic device, there will be some recommendations that you will need to follow to ensure the best results in your treatment. Avoid hot beverages to prevent damage or warping of your aligners.
Invisalign is the clear way to straighten teeth without wires or brackets, using a series of clear, custom-made, removable aligners. It’s virtually invisible, which means hardly anyone will know that you’re straightening your teeth.
The best way to clean your Invisalign clear aligners in Centennial is to brush them with a soft toothbrush and liquid soap. You can also use a denture cleaner or soak them in a denture cleaning solution.