Have you avoided aligning your smile in the past because of the idea of metal brackets and wires permanently fixed in your mouth? Traditional braces provide results, but the process is often long, uncomfortable, and even embarrassing. Thankfully, Dr. Steve Weber, an expert dentist in Lincoln, offers Invisalign clear braces to give you a beautifully straight smile. Read on to learn about the process of Invisalign treatment and how you can benefit from these clear aligning trays.
Patients choose Invisalign treatment for their variety of advantages:
Invisalign treatment uses a series of clear plastic aligning trays to gradually shift your teeth into alignment. Dr. Weber will take images and impressions of your smile, which he will then use to create your custom aligning trays. He will typically recommend that you wear each of your trays for around 2 weeks, 20 to 22 hours each day. After your treatment is complete, he will give you a clear retainer to ensure the shift in your smile is permanent.
Caring for your Invisalign is easy! Clean your aligners by lightly brushing them with a soft-bristled toothbrush to avoid scratching. You should also avoid using hot water because it can warp the plastic. Additionally, be sure to clean your teeth after eating but before putting your aligners back in to avoid staining the clear plastic.
Candidates for Invisalign treatment are typically those with mild to moderate misalignment who are in their adult years or older teens. It’s important that candidates are committed to wearing their aligners 20 to 22 hours a day, which is why Invisalign is used mostly for adults. The best way to know whether this treatment is right for you is to request an appointment with Dr. Weber. He will give your smile a careful examination to see if you’re a good candidate for Invisalign.