Things to Know Before Getting Invisalign®

Things to Know Before Getting Invisalign®

Jan 05, 2022

If your teeth are misaligned, or you have crowded teeth, gap teeth, open bites, crossbite, underbite, and overbite issues, there are some treatment options for you. They include brackets, braces, and Invisalign®. With the help of an orthodontist, you will choose the treatment option most appropriate for you.

At Station Dental Group – Aurora, we can diagnose you and prescribe you Invisalign. We have state-of-the-art equipment to scan your mouth before, during, and after treatment to make sure you get the best treatment for you.

What Is Invisalign?

Invisalign makes thin, clear aligners that are used in orthodontic treatment. They are not entirely invisible, but they are less visible than wires and brackets of traditional braces. You must take good care of them to ensure they don’t get damaged.

What does Invisalign rectify?

Invisalign is effective in correcting mild orthodontic issues. However, the dentist can use alternative treatments in severe cases like an overbite or a shift of jaw bone.

The following are some of the dental issues Invisalign corrects:

  • Mild overbites
  • Gaps in teeth
  • Protruding teeth
  • Mild underbites
  • Mildly crooked teeth
  • Excessive central tooth overlap
  • Imperfect positioning of teeth when you close your mouth

Most of these mild dental issues result from oral diseases, genetics, thumb sucking, or injury. Misplaced and crooked teeth might cause dental problems but you can correct them for cosmetic purposes.

Periodontal issues, gingivitis, earaches, headaches, and jaw pain are issues that misaligned teeth might directly cause.

Patient Compliance Is a Must

Before getting Invisalign, you have to be 100% sure that you will be wearing them. You need to wear them for an average of 22 hours a day to work. If Invisalign is for your teen, make sure they wear them for the required hours.

Adjustment Appointments

After getting Invisalign, our orthodontist will regularly monitor the teeth’ movement. Then, every week or two, you will need to visit our orthodontist to get another Invisalign tray, depending on how your teeth have moved. You must attend these adjustment appointments, or your teeth won’t be fully aligned.

Brush Your Teeth before Putting Your Aligners Back In

You will have to remove your aligners when eating or drinking to prevent them from getting stained. Also, eating while still wearing your aligners might lead to the accumulation of bacteria between your teeth and the aligner or it will lead to the formation of cavities and other dental problems.

After eating, you will need to put them back in. To prevent the accumulation of bacteria between your aligner and your teeth enamel, you have to brush and floss your teeth before wearing your aligner.

Will I Have To Wear a Retainer After Invisalign Treatment?

After a successful Invisalign treatment, you will need to wear a retainer to allow the bone holding your teeth to rebuild into the new position. Our orthodontist will advise you on how long you need to wear your retainer.

Benefits of Invisalign

The advantages of Invisalign, as compared to other aligners, are numerous. They include:

  • Their aesthetic factor. They are clear and less noticeable than braces.
  • You can remove them anytime if you need to.
  • They have fewer potential problems. For example, there are times you hear that brace wire broke or a bracket fell off, requiring an emergency orthodontist visit. With Invisalign, you will never need an emergency visit.
  • Ease of cleaning your teeth. Since you can remove your Invisalign, brushing and flossing won’t be a problem.

Contact Us Today

Visit our dentist in Aurora, CO, to get a thorough teeth examination today. After the examination, our orthodontist will recommend the best treatment option based on your condition. For example, if the option is Invisalign, you will get an appointment and get Invisalign in Aurora. Our orthodontist will then guide you through the treatment period until it’s complete.

We are looking forward to hearing from you.

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