Invisalign®is a popular method for adults with minor alignment issues is to have a smooth and even smile in as little as six to eight weeks. The clear plastic aligners make it hard for the casual observer to even notice.
At the initial consultation your Joy Dental orthodontist will examine your mouth. This will likely include taking some X-rays. This provides an understanding of the structure of your mouth while also helping to clearly define your alignment goals.
We will then cast a detailed impression of your teeth. This will then be sent to the Invisalign® laboratory that produces your aligners.
To effectively realign your teeth in the shortest amount of time you will need to wear the clear plastic aligners for 20 to 22 hours each day. Each set of aligners is designed to gradually stretch the periodontal ligaments anchoring your teeth, gradually moving them into their new position.
Every two weeks you will switch to another set of aligners that are tuned one step closer to your personal alignment goal. The average person tends to meet their alignment goals in six to eight weeks.
While you can drink normally while the aligners are in your mouth. However, you should remove them before eating or chewing gum. When you take the aligners out, you should keep them in the case provided.
If you are interested in being fitted for Invisalign® you should call Joy Dental’s clinic in Norristown, Pennsylvania at 484-704-7675 to schedule your initial consultation.