Invisalign forgoes the use of bracket-and-wire braces, and straightens your teeth with a series of oral trays. Each tray puts an additional degree of gentle pressure to shift your teeth into their ideal position. Because they are made with clear plastic, it can be difficult for people to notice when you are wearing them, making them ideal for people who are image-conscious. If you have questions about Invisalign, your orthodontist can help you better understand the procedure, and how you can qualify to use them to straighten your teeth.
How Do I Qualify For Invisalign Treatment?
Invisalign is not recommended for a person who needs more significant work done to straighten their teeth. If you only need a milder adjustment, you can qualify to start Invisalign treatment. However, a digital examination of your teeth may reveal that they need a more advanced adjustment than Invisalign can provide.
How Often Do I Need To Wear My Invisalign Aligners?
The easy answer is that you should wear your Invisalign aligner as often as possible, in order to stay on track for when you should be finished with treatment. One aspect that separates Invisalign and braces is that Invisalign can be removed by you. You can take out your oral tray when it is time to eat, or when you need to clean your teeth. At other times, you should keep them inserted.
What Should I Do If I Do Not Qualify For Treatment With Invisalign?
While they are not as discreet as Invisalign, you can still enjoy less conspicuous orthodontic treatment if you opt for tooth-colored brackets. These brackets, made with ceramic, blend in with the surrounding enamel better than metal brackets, so they are not as easy to notice.