Teens or adults who have misaligned teeth, gaps between their teeth, crocked teeth, or problems with their bite may be able to use Invisalign as an effective, removable option to traditional braces.
The benefit to Invisalign is the clear retainer-type of system that is used to move the teeth into the desired position slowly. The Invisalign retainer can be removed to eat and to maintain dental hygiene, including brushing and flossing on a daily basis. This is often a challenge with traditional types of wire braces that make it very difficult to maintain the teeth.
Talking to an Invisalign Dentist
The first step in the process is to talk to an Invisalign dentist. While most adults and teens in Newport Beach can be approved to use the system, it is not the right solution for all issues.
Generally, if the issues with the tooth alignment include multiple types of corrections, such as correcting an overbite, crowding, and crooked teeth, traditional braces may be more effective as the dentist has precise control over the repositioning of the teeth.
Time to Correct the Problem
After meeting with your Invisalign dentist, you will have a better understanding of the time it will take to get your desired smile. There is no way to speed up the process. For most patients, Invisalign is not faster than traditional braces.
One important factor to consider is that removing the Invisalign retainer more than recommended will slow down the treatment, which can result in increased costs. The Invisalign retainers should be worn at least 20 hours per day for desired results.
When you want to speak to an Invisalign dentist in Newport Beach, schedule an appointment with Smrecek Dentistry. For more information or to schedule online, see us at petersmrecekdds.com.