How can orthodontic patients choose their best form of treatment? There are many factors to take into consideration including age, lifestyle, what exact corrections are being made and the total duration of treatment.
For many patients, the idea of a fast, effective and invisible form of treatment is most desired.
Invisalign is a form of orthodontic treatment in which top and bottom aligners, made of clear plastic, are placed in the mouth in order to shift the teeth to their correct position. By slowly shifting the teeth over time, Invisalign enables patients to change their lives without making a visible change.
For the most effective treatment possible, Invisalign should be worn for anywhere between 20 and 22 hours a day, removing them only to floss, brush or eat.
The aligners are easy to clean, but it is important to remember to clean them when they are removed from the mouth. These aligners can have food and other particles build up on them, even in the cleanest of mouths, so it’s important to keep this in mind. When not in the mouth, be sure the aligners are placed in a clean, sterile area.
It’s also important to keep in mind that trays must be changed out every so often. Patients will go through between 18 and 30 trays during treatment.
For most, Invisalign is worn for anywhere between nine and 18 months, but can vary greatly patient to patient. Most patients see Dr. Tanya Vaysman once a month for check ups, but this can also vary.
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