Having crooked or misaligned teeth is not only a cosmetic issue—it can cause severe problems to your oral health. It can present difficulties when cleaning your teeth, put strains on your mouth, and it can even be a trigger for TMJ (jaw clicking) which can impact chewing and result in more serious oral health issues. If you’ve noticed these issues, it might be time for a teeth straightening solution. Achieving straight teeth using Invisalign is a viable option. You don’t have to suffer the pain of traditional braces “metal mouth.” Invisalign is a discrete, comfortable and subtle option.
Understanding the Invisalign Process
Invisalign is a clear retainer that shapes your smile and straightens your teeth giving you that million-dollar grill. Your journey with Invisalign begins with a visit to your dentist. We’ll discuss whether you are the right candidate for Invisalign before taking the next steps.
Once your consultation is complete and you decide to beautify your smile using Invisalign, it is then time to photograph and scan your mouth. Using these tools: x-rays, and 3D models we create trays that have a similar shape to your current teeth, but straighter, moving them slightly to the ideal positions.
How does invisalign work?
Invisalign works in stages. You receive a series of trays that gradually and comfortably move your teeth to the desired position. Wearing Invisalign is extremely easy: you can drink, speak normally and go about your day-to-day with minimal interruption. Just pop them out to eat and brush.
Generally, within a year you’ve got the smile you always wanted thanks to your Invisalign treatment. Your problems with gaps or crooked teeth will cease to exist, and you can expect improved oral health after your brief Invisalign experience.
How long does Invisalign take to straighten teeth?
This question is harder to answer because it depends on your case and what kind of plan your dentist has set up for you. However, straight teeth using Invisalign takes an average of 12 months, with a new tray given to you around every two weeks to change out the old retainer.
Finding an Invisalign Specialist
If you want to avoid braces but still want beautiful straight teeth, Four Seasons Dental Spa has a staff ready to start your Invisalign plan. Dr. Jim Wright and our staff are knowledgeable about Invisalign in Las Vegas and holistic health. Contact us today to be one step closer to straighter teeth.