Are you tired of living with low self-esteem from misaligned teeth but just are not comfortable with the appearance or restrictions of metal braces? If you want a less noticeable treatment with more freedom, Invisalign may be right for you. As an alternative to traditional braces, the BPA-free, clear plastic aligners gradually move your teeth into their correct positions. There are no wires or brackets used. You benefit from a quick, comfortable, and discreet treatment that is virtually restriction-free. As your dentist in Carlsbad, Dr. Megan Shelton will help you get a confident smile using the FDA-approved treatment.
How Can I Get Invisalign?
To see if Invisalign is right for you, you will need a consultation with Dr. Shelton. After determining that you are a candidate, impressions are taken of your teeth to create custom-made aligners. Each aligner in the series will gradually move your teeth into alignment. Since they are removable, you need to have a high level of self-discipline to wear them for about 22 hours each day and care for them properly. If you use them according to your treatment plan, you will have a new, straight smile in about 12 months.
You will wear each aligner in the series for about two weeks, only taking them out to eat, drink, and to clean them. You can switch to the next aligner in the series at home, but Dr. Shelton will still need to see you every few weeks to monitor your treatment. Although you do not need adjustments like those of metal braces, she still needs to ensure your treatment is progressing and you are properly caring for your teeth. She will also give you the next set of aligners and address any concerns you may have.
How Do I Care for the Aligners?
When compared to traditional braces, living with Invisalign is far easier. In addition to a nearly invisible treatment, it is also very convenient. Since the aligners are removable, you can still eat and drink what you like. However, do not eat or drink anything but water while wearing the aligners. To prevent bacteria from becoming trapped in between the aligners and your teeth, they need to be cleaned prior to placing them back in your mouth.
Use nonabrasive products to clean your aligners. Do not use any soaps or cleaners that contain any color. Abrasive products and those that have dyes can cause your aligners to lose their transparency. You need to maintain your oral hygiene as well, which is easy since there are no metal wires or brackets to brush and floss around. Simple brush your teeth after every meal and floss daily.
Where Can I Get Invisalign?
If you are ready to stop feeling self-conscious from crooked teeth, it is time to improve your confidence and oral health with Invisalign in Carlsbad. Dr. Shelton offers the personalized treatment you need to correct the alignment of your teeth. Contact Polished General Dentistry today to benefit from the gold standard in dental care. We look forward to seeing your smile.