Straighten Your Smile Discreetly With Invisalign

Invisalign aligners have completely changed the way people view orthodontics. Before, you had to contend with metal brackets and wires when you needed orthodontic treatment. Nowadays, people who don’t qualify for traditional orthodontics or would like a more discreet treatment to straighten their teeth can now reclaim their smile with help from Dr. Ashley Lloyd of Ashley Lloyd, DDS in Raleigh NC with Invisalign.

What Exactly is Invisalign?

Raleigh Invisalign aligners are fabricated from clear, innovative thermoplastic material made to move your teeth into their proper places. While they are removable, you must wear them every single day for at least 22 hours for the best results. You will need to change your aligners, also called trays, once at least every two weeks for the next one in the series throughout the treatment.

Invisalign treatment is best for moderately severe and straightforward orthodontic issues such as crowded teeth, gapped teeth, overlapping teeth, underbites, overbites, and crossbites. So if your issue is more on the severe side, like a severe bad bite or malocclusion, your dentist may recommend traditional orthodontics instead.

How Invisalign in Raleigh Works to Straighten Your Teeth

During treatment, you’ll need to wear a series of Invisalign aligners that are custom-fitted to help move your teeth in position. Each aligner will shift your teeth slightly, which means that the succeeding aligner will build upon what the previous one did.

Expect the aligners to feel tight when you put first them on. After some time, it will begin to feel looser, which indicates that it’s time for you to switch to the next aligners.

It’s also vital to note that the number of Invisalign trays you’ll need to wear will vary from one individual to another. Similarly, how long you’ll be required to wear a certain tray will differ as well. In general, however, a tray is usually worn for approximately two weeks before switching to the next tray.

Additionally, some individuals may require attachments in the form of clear tiny buttons on certain teeth. These are used as anchors that aid the aligners in shifting certain teeth, while your other teeth remain stationary.

To Find Out If Invisalign Will Work For You, Reach Out to Us

Book an assessment here at Ashley Lloyd, DDS in Raleigh NC with Dr. Ashley Lloyd by dialing (919) 828-1001.

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