5 Things to Know About Invisalign

5 Things to Know About Invisalign

Posted by LAKEVIEW DENTAL CLINIC on Jan 6 2022, 07:31 AM

Many people don’t feel confident about their smiles because they fear showing misaligned, crooked, or crowded teeth. Still, most choose not to seek treatment, worrying that they need to wear unsightly braces to fix their smiles.

Thankfully, there is now a convenient alternative to traditional braces called Invisalign. Dr. Alvin Brett Matteson and his team at Lakeview Dental in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, recommend Invisalign for its efficiency and the optimal results it offers. 

Here’s all you need to know about Invisalign:

What Is Invisalign?

Invisalign is an advanced orthodontic treatment that realigns teeth. Invisalign aligners are custom-made, detachable, and invisible. These aligners snugly fit over your teeth and gradually push them into their proper positions. They are made of a safe and patented thermoplastic material called SmartTrack, which is free of latex, gluten, BPS, and BPA.

What Are the Benefits of Invisalign?

Invisalign are custom-fit aligners that work precisely to straighten your teeth. They are more comfortable than braces and do not cause cuts or abrasions on the lips and cheeks. Moreover, teeth alignment treatment with Invisalign can prevent tooth sensitivity, inflammation, gum disease, and even bad breath. 

For creating these custom-made aligners, dentists use advanced 3D scanning technology, which does not cause any discomfort while taking measurements.

Invisalign is suitable for almost everyone with crooked, protruding, or overcrowded teeth, crossbite, or gaps between the teeth. 

Is Invisalign Uncomfortable?

Your set of Invisalign aligners is made just for your teeth. Your dentist will capture a 3D scan of your mouth that is then converted into a 3D model, which is used for the precise fabrication of your aligners. 

This ensures a great fit and a low level of discomfort, something that traditional braces cannot match. Any initial discomfort or soreness will only last a few days.

How Do I Wear Invisalign Every Day?

Typically, an Invisalign treatment takes anywhere between 12 to 18 months. For best results, you need to wear your Invisalign aligners for at least 22 hours a day. They should only be removed when eating and brushing. To prevent the buildup of bacteria on them, you need to soak and clean them each day.

Visit Dr. Alvin Brett Matteson, DDS, for specialized treatments that can restore your smile. You can make an appointment at (208) 664-0884 or visit our clinic at 801 Milwaukee Dr., Coeur D'Alene, ID 83814.

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