Get To Know The Invisalign Basics

The orthodontic world has come a long way over the past few decades, and nowhere is that growth more prevalent than with Invisalign Aligners. As one of the top five Invisalign providers in the world, we have worked tirelessly to both improve the way modern Invisalign procedures work and helped to expand the capabilities of Invisalign’s features. If you are interested in starting your teeth-straightening journey, Invisalign could be the perfect solution for you. Contact the elite orthodontic team here at Gruelle Dempsey Orthodontics to schedule your free consultation today. Here are some Invisalign basics to help you get to know what to expect with your Invisalign journey.

How Invisalign Works

Invisalign aligners work very similarly to braces. The process always begins with an initial consultation where we go over your teeth straightening goals, help you find the best path forward, and establish the steps to your straightening journey. If Invisalign is the right option for you, we will take an initial mold of your teeth and begin molding your first custom set of aligners. The aligners gradually push your teeth towards their proper positions through a painless process. Once your teeth have fully moved into the position your initial aligner has established, we will then build your second set of aligners based on the current location of your teeth. This process will be repeated until your teeth reach the correct location. Depending on how much straightening your teeth need you may need a few sets of aligners to continue to move your teeth in the correct direction.

How To Make The Most Of Your Treatment

Invisalign aligners are fairly foolproof, but there are a few things that you can do to make your aligners as efficient as possible. The first and most important tip that we give every Invisalign patient is that the more you keep your aligners in, the quicker your teeth will get into position. Although the option to remove your aligners is one of the biggest benefits of Invisalign, your teeth can quickly go back to their old resting places if you don’t keep your aligners in place. One of the only reasons you should leave your aligners out for any amount of time is to clean them. We recommend rinsing your water with room temperature water every night, making sure to not use hot water as heat can warp the plastic permanently. While you are doing this, take the time to brush your aligners with a soft-bristled toothbrush with clear liquid soap to remove any food or debris that has accumulated there during the day, making sure to rinse thoroughly after brushing. Anytime you aren’t using your aligners, make sure that you safely store them in their protective case.

If you are interested in learning more about Invisalign or want to see what teeth straightening treatment is right for you, come into Gruelle Dempsey Orthodontics today. Our team is not only one of the top orthodontic practices in the tristate, but we are proud to be one of the top five Invisalign providers in the world.