Invisible dental aligners, such as Invisalign braces, are becoming increasingly popular with many dental patients. There is an abundance of information available about this type of oral care and treatment. The information that may not be available is how you can decide if this option is right for you. Here are a few ways that may be able to help you make that final choice.
One way that many people choose an item, especially a cosmetic option, is to see it first. WIth many invisible aligners, the manufacturers will offer a visual display. This display uses your image and places the aligners on the image. The images will change slightly over a span of time to show you what the aligners can do for you and what results to expect. By seeing this time-lapse visual, you can see how the aligners will give you the end result you want and make a choice if the end result is the one you want to achieve.
For some dental patients, the treatment time is what makes a difference. When you begin looking at aligning options you may want the results within a year. If that is the case, then invisible aligners may be ideal for you. Many of the invisible aligners have a six-month to one-year treatment plan to reach your goals. If it will take longer, your dentist can tell you the approximate time frame for your needs. This can help you narrow down your options that fit with the timeframe you want for your treatment plan.
The adjustment time can refer to how long it takes you to adjust to having the aligners and the slight pressure they may put on your mouth during treatment. For many people, this may be the ultimate factor in what type of aligner they choose. Depending on the needs you have for proper alignment, you may face a few days of adjustment time to longer periods of time for more extreme cases. If you have concerns about the adjustment time or pain and pressure that may occur, you can discuss this with your orthodontist during a consultation.
If you are ready to start using an invisible aligner such as Invisalign, contact your dentist or orthodontist. They can help you with the right options for you. They can also answer questions you may still have regarding the product and the use or treatment plan associated with the product you choose.