Many people believe that Invisalign is only effective at treating minor orthodontic issues. The fact is that Invisalign treatment is clinically proven to be effective for a broad range of teeth straightening cases, from mild to complex, including people who require jaw surgery. These are some common concerns doctors treat with Invisalign clear aligners.
Besides a more attractive smile, straight teeth are simple easier to care for in the longer term, keeping gum disease and tooth decay at bay. You are also likely to from better speech, joint health and chewing function with the improvement of your bite. Dr Yong recommends for poor bites to be corrected as early as possible. The investment one’s own health and well being is always worth it.
Consult with Dr. Lawrence Yong
This will allow both you and your doctor to determine if you’re a good candidate for Invisalign clear aligners. You will also have the opportunity to ask any questions you have about the treatment costs, estimated duration, or any other concerns.
Your doctor will take x-rays, pictures and digital impressions of your teeth. Once your doctor have completed the treatment planning, you will be shown a virtual representation of how your teeth will move with each stage of treatment.
Getting Your Custom Aligners
A series of custom-made, clear aligners are then created specifically for you. These aligners are made of a smooth, comfortable BPA-free polymeric material that are comfortable and safe to wear on a daily basis. Simply remove them when you are eating or cleaning your teeth. Each set of aligner will gently and gradually shift your teeth into place.
Your doctor will review your progress every two months to ensure that your treatment stays on track. For the best results and a timely completion, you should wear your aligners for 20 to 22 hours per day, throughout your entire treatment.
While the treatment time may vary between different individuals, most patients would complete treatment after 12 to 18 months. For teens, the treatment time is comparable to that of braces treatment. To prevent unwanted movement of the teeth, you should wear your retainers to bed every night thereafter.