Why Choose Invisalign?
Whether you’re an adult with lots of face time in your career or a teen who wants a fast, comfortable way to move your teeth, Invisalign technology is an excellent alternative to braces for those seeking a more discreet option to achieve a beautiful smile. Through a series of custom-made, clear, convenient, and comfortable plastic aligners, your teeth can be straightened without anyone noticing along the way! For optimal results, Dr. Garlock recommends wearing them for 20-22 hours a day. Then, as you see your smile developing, you will continue to move into new sets of aligners until you’ve reached your end goal: a healthy, beautiful, and functional smile that you love!
Advantages Of Using Invisalign
Invisalign through our Aurora office is easier than ever as we do most of the work before your treatment starts. Thus, the number and length of appointments required are significantly less than with traditional braces. Cleaning your teeth with Invisalign is also much easier as you can remove the aligners at mealtimes and when you brush and floss. You’ll be grateful you don’t have to spend time after each meal picking spinach and bread out of your brackets! You’ll be even more satisfied once you see the amazing results that can be achieved through the correct use of Invisalign!
How Does Invisalign Work?
Invisalign is an innovative and exciting treatment option. While many may assume that Invisalign is only for adults wanting cosmetic corrections, it is actually an excellent option for treating most cases in patients of all ages.
Similar to how braces help your teeth move by creating various forces, Invisalign also induces various forces to help your teeth move. With Invisalign, you simply switch out the clear plastic aligner trays to the next progressing set. You may also have the composite buttons attached in the beginning to help your teeth move into the desired positions.
As mentioned, you’ll want to wear your aligners as much as possible, or for around 20-22 hours each day. The more consistently you wear your aligners, the better your results will be. While the overall treatment time varies for each patient, one benefit of Invisalign is you can start seeing your results in as little as the first couple of weeks! Dr. Garlock will give you specific instructions for when to move into each new set of aligners, but most patients change them out every two weeks.
Although the details of the Invisalign process may change slightly for each individual case, the basics of the process stay the same.