Article written by Elite Dental Group.
Traditional metal braces have been around a long time and are very effective at moving your teeth into position so you can have a great smile. It does usually take several hours for your initial visit to the orthodontist office. The doctor must clean your teeth and dry them, then place a special type of glue onto the surface of your teeth where the metal brackets will be placed. Once this is done, the orthodontist will add the archwires to the brackets and then secure the braces with elastic bands.
Patients normally report that they feel a bit of discomfort for the first few days until they get used to their braces. If you have pain after that, then make an appointment and go in to speak to your orthodontist about this.
Invisalign has become popular in recent years because it eliminates all those steps. Your dentist will need to take some x rays or 3D images of your mouth in order to put together the right treatment plan. After the initial visit to your orthodontist, it’s pretty easy to get used to these plastic retainers.
When you go in for your appointments, the orthodontist will check to make sure that your teeth are moving in the right direction and everything is okay. On average, it is necessary to get a new retainer every two weeks. Many patients see good results in about six to eight months while others might need to wear these aligners for a year or more.
Invisalign is easy to wear and not at all painful. It doesn’t detract from your smile and most people will barely notice that you’re wearing them. It’s the perfect solution to the age-old problem of how to get a beautiful smile.
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