There is little doubt that the greatest breakthrough in the field of orthodontics is the introduction of Invisalign clear aligners. Since the late 1990s, hundreds of thousands of people with misaligned teeth have taken full advantage of this invisible way to straighten their teeth and give them a beautiful smile.

Invisalign in Westmont are designed to fit quite snuggly over teeth, over the two-week period that each aligner is worn, it slowly shifts teeth in the desired direction. After wearing the aligner for two weeks, it is replaced with the next in the series; each aligner applies the correct force to move the teeth in the direction set by the orthodontist.

Why are patients using Invisalign?

There are a number of valid reasons why patients favor Invisalign, what attracts most of them is the fact that is practically invisible as the name implies. Unlike fixed braces, Invisalign in Westmont are removable for eating as well as brushing and flossing. As well as being removable and invisible, Invisalign are far more comfortable than braces, and the aligner does not chafe the inside of the mouth.

Although they are removable, your dentist will insist that you wear them at least 22 hours every day. That gives you plenty of time to eat and undertake routine oral care. Brushing and flossing are extremely important when you wear Invisalign, as Invisalign is a tray, any debris that gets between it and your teeth will remain there unless your teeth, as well as the aligner, are cleaned.

What is the duration of the treatment?

There is no way to give a definite answer to that question; it depends on the degree of misalignment. However, it is fair to say that the typical treatment is anywhere between 20 and 30 different aligners which are 40 to 60 weeks. You will start seeing real results after about two to three months of using Invisalign.

If your teeth are crooked or misaligned, you should speak to an orthodontist about the benefits of Invisalign in Westmont. You are invited to learn more by visiting Oakbrook Orthodontics.