Many people look at their smile and see crooked teeth that take away from their appearance. This misalignment not only affects their beauty, but it can impact their oral health as well. When patients want to make a change, they are often reluctant to commit to unattractive and uncomfortable braces. That’s why Invisalign clear aligners have been used by over 4.5 million adults and counting! Keep reading to see whether you’re a good candidate for Invisalign and how your orthodontist in Rochester can give you a straight smile in less time than ever before.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign treatment involves the use of a series of clear aligners that are designed to slowly shift your teeth into place. You’ll wear each tray for 20 to 22 hours a day, for about 2 weeks each. After this time is up, you’ll switch your aligners for the next in the series to progress your treatment. After about 10 to 18 months, you’ll have a beautifully straight smile. Once your treatment is complete, you’ll be given retainers to wear to ensure that your results are permanent. This process is much more comfortable than braces and the appearance of the clear aligners are incredibly hard to notice.
Am I a Candidate for Invisalign?
Invisalign candidates are typically adults, but around 1.4 million teens have also been treated with this service. Patients tend to be adults or more mature teens because the Invisalign process requires responsibility and commitment. Traditional braces are permanently fixed to your teeth, which eliminates the responsibility of remembering to wear your aligning trays.
Typically, candidates for Invisalign will have:
- Mild to moderate misalignment
- Spacing issues or crowded teeth
- A good oral healthcare routine
- A commitment to positive oral healthcare
- A commitment to wearing the aligners as instructed
Is There a Faster Way to Receive Treatment?
With modern dentistry, you can now receive Invisalign treatment in up to half of the time it would normally take! Your orthodontist can use a special technology called AcceleDent. This instrument is a mouthguard that you’ll wear for about 20 minutes a day. In order to move teeth, your bone needs to be remodeled. Typically, remodeling takes place naturally, but AcceleDent can speed up this process. AcceleDent uses a patented SoftPulse technology that sends micropulses into the bone that supports your teeth. These vibrations increase the cellular activity in your bone, allowing for a much quicker treatment time.
Does it sound like you could benefit from Invisalign? Contact your orthodontist today to get started on this quick, comfortable, and consistent treatment!
Meet the Orthodontist
Dr. Stan Drabik has extensive orthodontic experience, but he’s always striving to keep his practice up to date with the latest advancements. That’s why he offers services like Invisalign with AcceleDent to give patients the most modern and effective treatments available. For any questions, he can be contacted through his website or by phone at his Webster and Rochester locations.