Having a nice smile is on the top of just about anyone’s agenda. One common problem one encounters with regards to having a breathtaking smile is having the right alignment of your teeth. And unless you are in your teens, the idea of wearing metallic braces may no longer appeal to your adult self anymore. So does that mean you’ve already shut the coffin of your smile?

The Use of Invisible Aligners

As for the question posted above, the answer is not exactly. There is a way for you to improve your bite without any wires or brackets showing, and that is through Invisalign invisible aligners. These aligners come in the form of mouth trays and are made with a special kind of plastic which is strong enough to force your teeth into their proper places. Invisible aligners can be used to improve your bite arising from any but not limited to the following conditions: overbite, crowding of teeth, widely spaced teeth, and crooked teeth.

Why Adults?

While Invisalign invisible aligners are often used by individuals who are already older, such as adults, that does not mean that invisible aligners are exclusively used by adults. On the other hand, Invisalign invisible aligners can be used by just about anyone, but the reason for why dentists don’t normally advertise the use of this type of orthodontic braces for children and adolescents is because of how strict the patient compliance has to be when using clear aligners. For instance, you would have to wear your Invisalign aligners for at least 22 hours a day, everyday throughout the entire treatment period.

How to Wear Invisible Aligners

You should expect to have a number of pairs of clear Invisalign aligners when you start with the treatment, and you’ll have to go through these pairs slowly until all of your teeth are moved into their proper positions. During the first time that you wear your clear aligners, you will feel that they are rather uncomfortable and ill-fitting. However, as teeth are slowly moved into their right alignments, the aligners will feel more comfortable and sit loosely over your teeth. Once this happens, Dr. Norman can ask you to move on to the next pair of clear aligners. You would have to stay in the treatment for at least 18 to 24 months before you can have your teeth moved into their proper positions and resolve the entire alignment problem.

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