If you have crooked and misaligned teeth, it is inevitable for you to hate them. Your teeth don’t allow you to smile, make you susceptible to tooth decay and gum disease, and embarrass you every time you open your mouth for anything. You may be saddened with your appearance, but we can give you a reason to smile with information that Invisalign Portland Oregon can make you love your teeth if you schedule an appointment with them to have your teeth straightened out.
The dentist in Portland provides a discreet method of straightening your teeth without a mouth full of metal. Wondering how the downtown Portland dentist manages to straighten your teeth without metal and wire braces? Your thinking is similar to that of many others who believed it was practically impossible to move teeth into their correct positions without traditional treatments used for over a century. Thankfully, Invisalign has developed a system of transparent aligners that are incredibly successful at moving your teeth discreetly.
When you approach Portland Invisalign to have your teeth straightened, you meet an Invisalign certified dentist and not an orthodontist who will treat you. The dentist will assess your teeth and mouth to determine your situation’s complexity and your suitability for the treatment with Invisalign.
You are advised that Invisalign is suitable for adults and teenagers who have problems with crooked, gapped, overcrowded, misaligned, overbites, underbites, crossbites, and open bites. However, if your situation is complicated or severe than the conditions mentioned, you are considered unsuitable for Invisalign and must visit an orthodontist for treatment with traditional braces.
If you think your teeth must be straightened, you can either opt for traditional treatments or consider innovations in dentistry, making it possible for you to have straighter teeth without displaying your treatment to everyone around you. If you want a discreet method of correcting the problems in your mouth, discussing with the Invisalign dentist about your suitability will not harm you. If confirmed as a candidate for the treatment, the dentist begins the procedure for having your custom designed transparent aligners right away.
Images of your mouth and teeth are taken by the dentist with an intraoral camera, and the 3D scans allow you to visualize how your smile looks after the treatment. The images are dispatched to the manufacturers to customize your transparent aligners that you receive in about three weeks. Your treatment lasts for around 12 to 24 months needing approximately 30 sets of aligners.
When you receive your first set of aligners from the manufacturer, you must wear them over your teeth for two to three weeks. At the end of the stipulated period, you receive another set of aligners as replacements for the existing set. The aligners must remain on your teeth for 20 to 22 hours every day. However, they are removable for eating the foods you love, brushing and flossing your teeth, or even socializing without the aligners if you wish. So long as you ensure the clear aligners are on your teeth for the specified hours, you can rest assured your treatment is moving ahead successfully.
Visits to the Invisalign dentist are required once every six to eight weeks to assess your progress and pick up your fresh set of aligners.
Invisalign transparent aligners are virtually invisible and fit snugly on your teeth. The freedom to remove them when eating or maintaining proper dental hygiene ensures you are not vulnerable to dental issues like tooth decay or gum disease. As the aligners are not noticeable to anyone, you may decide to leave them on even when you are moving around with your friends or family members.
Besides straightening your teeth discreetly, Invisalign saves you a considerable sum of money because of reduced visits to an orthodontist to have the wires of metal braces tightened every month. Once every two to three weeks, you may replace the aligners with a fresh set and continue your treatment without worrying about any adjustments.
At the end of your treatment from Invisalign Portland, Oregon, you will be in love with your teeth that appear straighter, allow you to smile without embarrassment, and leave you with excellent dental health. You may even wonder why you hadn’t researched this option earlier instead of suffering the problems you did for many years.