Invisalign – Derry, NH · Hudson, NH
Gain More Freedom with Removable Aligners
When you have new metal brackets and wires placed on teeth, it forces you to make adjustments to your daily habits. This includes the changes in the food you eat and the way you practice brushing and flossing. However, if your case is less than severe, you may be eligible for Invisalign’s clear aligner system! With it, you can have more freedom in your orthodontic treatment and experience one of the most trusted clear aligner systems ever developed! Don’t wait to call Simply Orthodontics today to see if Invisalign is right for you.
The Treatment Process in More Detail
Patients wear a series of clear trays over the course of several months in order to gently push teeth into a straighter position. Each pair is designed to represent a new stage of your treatment. By wearing the tray for about 22 hours per day, your teeth will slowly shift over the next two weeks. After wearing each tray in the series, a retainer must be worn in order to keep teeth straight. Additionally, you do not have to visit our office as often for checkups because you’ll have access to all the aligners you need to achieve your new smile.
Expectations for Invisalign Treatment
You will need to wear your aligners for a specific period of time every day. The minimum amount of time you need to wear them is 20 hours, but we recommend that you wear them for 22 hours for maximum effectiveness. The more you wear them, the faster your teeth will shift to their new positions. Removing your aligners is very easy, which means you can eat all the foods you love without harming your orthodontic appliances. You also don’t need to relearn your brushing and flossing, which is typical for fixed orthodontics. With that said, cleaning the aligners daily and keeping them in their case when not in use is essential to keeping them clear and protected.
Eligibility for Invisalign
If you have a severe case of misaligned teeth or a seriously uneven bite, you may want to consider a different orthodontic treatment. This is particularly the case if you have back teeth that are severely crooked as Invisalign does not provide the same results for these teeth as traditional orthodontics. Lastly, you should only use Invisalign if your permanent teeth have erupted, which is why we do not recommend it for children. Teenagers are eligible for treatment, however, since their teeth are not growing and developing as rapidly. If you find it difficult to wear the aligners for the required amount of time, fixed options may be better.