Basically, Invisalign works the same way as any brackets-and-wiring arrangement, except that it uses clear aligners instead. Dr. Rudman will answer your questions about this and let you know if it is a good option for you. Not everybody can successfully realign their teeth using Invisalign, as it depends on the exact misalignment and its severity.
Dr. Rudman would examine your entire dental health, test your bite, photograph and measure your teeth and jaw, and compile all the data necessary for the Invisalign company to custom-make your series of aligners.
The company will make your entire set at once, based on Dr. Rudman’s treatment plan. When they arrive, you will have an appointment to get started. For the first two weeks you will wear the first pair. At first there is a feeling of pressure as the aligner fits over your teeth snugly and exerts some gentle pressure against the teeth that are targeted first in your treatment plan.
At the end of the second week, you discard the first pair and begin wearing the second pair. Now the pressure may feel a little different, as this pair may exert pressure differently. After the third pair has been worn for two weeks there will be another appointment for Dr. Rudman to check on your progress and give you the next few pairs.
Options and Requirements
You can remove the aligners at any time. Remove them for eating and for brushing and flossing your teeth. If you have a special occasion – very special, like getting married or going for an important job interview – you can remove them.
However, your successful outcome depends on your wearing them for at least 20-22 hours each day. The varying pressures of your treatment plan need to be evenly implemented so each successive pair of aligners can accurately pick up where the previous pair left off.
Dr. Rudman is a certified provider of Invisalign tooth straightening and will be happy to answer your questions. Please contact Advanced Orthodontic Care today to arrange for your personal consultation.