A lot of Australians who have crooked teeth have once or thrice been advised to undergo orthodontic procedures such as Invisalign or dental braces. Correcting the alignment of your teeth works wonders to your health more than you thought you knew. Here are some realisations you might get with Invisalign before and after your procedure.


Invisalign before and after: Choosing the procedure

Orthodontic procedures nowadays are becoming more and more advanced, and there are a lot of options you can choose from when it comes to straightening your teeth. Invisalign, the newest innovation in orthodontics that uses dental aligners to gradually and effectively correct your teeth, is one of the frontrunners as the best orthodontic solution. It is best to inquire with your orthodontist about the pros and cons of having Invisalign as your treatment of choice.


Invisalign before and after: The step-by-step treatment process

Once you have said chosen Invisalign, your orthodontist would begin building a customised treatment plan for you. He would use digital x-rays, scans, impressions, and images of your teeth and dental cavity to create a ‘dental map’ that he can follow. With Invisalign’s software, he can now foresee how your teeth will change over time. He can even show you how your teeth alignment will look like weeks and months after your treatment until the time you fully achieve your straight teeth at the end of the process. Though a lot of variables affect the length of your Invisalign treatment, the software at least gives you an idea about the ideal timeframe the process can take.



Once the orthodontist finishes the plan, it is then sent to the manufacturers of Invisalign aligners. They then ship your customised clear aligners back to your specialist. Because of the sudden change, the first set of aligners might be the most uncomfortable pair you may wear out of the bunch. Wear each set for one to two weeks and replace it with another just as your orthodontist advises.



Invisalign before and after: The everyday expectation

Invisalign aligners should be worn for 20-22 hours a day. You still have time to eat your favourite food and clean your teeth without limitations and restrictions while you are resting your teeth from the aligners.  Your orthodontist may advise you to follow up every 6-8 weeks so that he can monitor your teeth alignment’s improvement and to issue you the next sets of dental aligners. Following the instructions of your orthodontist with discipline and consistency may make your Invisalign journey worthwhile, hassle-free, and fast.


Invisalign before and after: What to expect after the treatment

Because Invisalign is almost invisible when correcting your teeth alignment, the end result of your orthodontic journey can be a bit subtle, mainly because you are used to seeing your teeth every day without noticing your aligners. However, the subtle comfort you may feel for not wearing any dental appliance is a relief in itself.


Like any orthodontic procedures, the possibility of your teeth to return to its original positioning is always possible. That fact is why orthodontists would still recommend using dental retainers after an Invisalign treatment. It is up to your need and the orthodontist’s prerogative if you would wear it all day or overnight. What is important is that your straightened teeth are maintained, and the orthodontic procedure will not be put to waste.

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