If your teeth aren’t perfectly aligned or you are dealing with an unhealthy bite, you don’t necessarily need to go through the awkward phase of braces anymore.
Invisalign, a type of clear aligner, might be a great solution to getting a perfectly healthy smile. But is it as effective? Are the results even permanent? Find out below!
Invisalign uses a set of clear aligners that put pressure on your teeth to slowly move them into a better position. Here’s a brief overview of the process:
This generally depends on a few different factors:
Not exactly, but then again, no orthodontic treatment is. There is always a risk that your teeth could move to their original position over time, but luckily, you can prevent this by wearing retainers.
A retainer is an oral appliance similar to your Invisalign trays, but its goal is to keep teeth in their current position, not move them. In the first few years after finishing your treatment, you will need to wear your aligners daily since your teeth are more at risk of moving back.
After that, you may only need to wear your retainers a few nights a month to keep your new straight smile forever!
Eventually, your teeth can move to their original position and completely erase your progress. This won't happen overnight, but it could mean you’ll need Invisalign all over again in the future.
Are you considering straightening your teeth? Come meet with Dr. Sarah Myers, a skilled professional at Myers + Co Family Dentistry, and discover if Invisalign is the right solution for your smile. With Invisalign, you can achieve a straighter, more confident smile without the hassle of traditional braces.
Request a visit to Myers + Co Family Dentistry online or call (919) 851-5166 to schedule your consultation today. Our team is committed to helping you achieve the beautiful, aligned smile you've always wanted. Don't wait – take the first step towards a brighter, more confident you!