Concord Invisalign experts
Many people know that traditional braces can provide excellent results, but some teens and adults are looking for more freedom and flexibility. Invisalign could be the answer! Vermette Orthodontics is your trusted expert straightening smiles for patients of all ages in Concord and surrounding communities.
What is involved in Concord Invisalign treatment?
When used as directed, research has proven that Invisalign is just as effective as traditional braces at treating many of the most common orthodontic issues. The Invisalign clear aligner system aligns teeth and improves oral health by using a series of clear, removable aligners. At your initial consultation, we will use X-rays and digital impressions to create a precise 3D image of the teeth. We’ll use this to build a customized aligner system that is specific to each patient’s smile. The trays are constructed of a smooth, comfortable material that fits firmly yet comfortably over your teeth. These trays are designed to be switched out every 1-2 weeks to keep up with the teeth as they move into their desired new positions.
What are the benefits of choosing Concord Invisalign treatment?
One of the biggest benefits of Invisalign aligners, along with being nearly invisible, is that you can remove them. You’ll never have to worry about food getting stuck in brackets or wires because Invisalign aligners are designed by your doctor to be removed when you eat or drink anything other than water. You should also remove your aligners before brushing and flossing, so it’s much easier to access your teeth and maintain a good oral hygiene routine, which is especially important for orthodontic patients.
Your ability to remove the clear aligners also means you can avoid any food restrictions, which can be one of the most significant learning curves with traditional braces. With Invisalign, you can still eat all of your favorite foods while creating your new straighter smile. Aligners do need to be removed before all meals so you can avoid staining and should be cleaned and rinsed out with warm water at least once or twice a day.
With Invisalign aligners, there are no pesky wires to poke out and irritate your mouth, and there aren’t any adjustment appointments. Invisalign wearers can still expect to attend follow-up visits about every 6-8 weeks, so Dr. Vermette can be sure everything is progressing on schedule.
How does the Concord Invisalign system work?
The Invisalign system is pretty straightforward. Each aligner will be worn for about two weeks, and should only be removed to eat, drink, brush, or floss. As you replace the aligners with the next in the series, your teeth will move gradually, until they reach their final desired positions.
During visits with Vermette Orthodontics, we’ll check to make sure your treatment continues as we hope. You have to keep up with changing the aligners on time and must also wear them as directed. Your cooperation is the most critical element to success with your Concord Invisalign! Your trays will be custom designed to fit your unique dental needs and will need to be changed frequently to keep up with your teeth’ movement as they begin to straighten. Skipping your appointments or not changing aligners as scheduled can quickly undo the progress you’ve made.
It’s important to remember that every patient will respond to orthodontic treatment in their way. Invisalign works in a slightly different and less invasive approach than braces to straighten the teeth, so it can be hard to say how long you’ll 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 and depends primarily on your compliance and willingness to follow instructions.
The average treatment time is calculated based on patients following the recommended guidelines by wearing their aligners at least 20-22 hours every single day, throughout treatment. Any deviation from this, however small, can add extra time to the overall process. Invisalign can only work if you follow directions and the agreed-upon plan.