Orthodontics is a type of dental care that treats malocclusions or conditions where the teeth are not correctly positioned when the mouth is closed. The major concern regarding malocclusion is that an individual will have an improper bite. Invisalign is a type of orthodontic treatment that can help to straighten teeth without the need for braces. Invisalign uses something known as aligners. These are removable and virtually invisible devices that are able to straighten teeth in an almost invisible way.
The Best Level of Healthy Gums and Teeth
Best of all, this type of teeth straightening technology allows an individual to eat, drink, talk and go about daily activity as would normally be expected. In addition, with Invisalign it is possible to brush and floss normally as a way to ensure the best level of healthy gums and teeth. With no wires, no metal parts and no brackets, there are never any mouth abrasions, pain or discomfort. This is perhaps why Invisalign only continues to grow in popularity. Being able to straighten your teeth without braces in a virtually invisible way is well worth considering.
Teeth Will Move Gradually A Little Bit Each Week
All that is required is to wear each set of aligners for a few weeks and only remove them when eating, drinking, brushing and flossing. Amazingly, teeth will move gradually a little bit each week. Patients typically visit their dental care provider about every 6 to 8 weeks while going through the treatment. The total treatment time for Invisalign is usually around 8 to 15 months. The average number of aligners needed during this time is about 12 to 30. With so much to offer it is clear to see why Invisalign has become the preferred method of straightening teeth especially in children. Contact your Pinole dentist, Dr. Hosseini at Top Pinole Dental today for more information on orthodontics and Invisalign.