Many adults with minor imperfections in the alignment of their teeth forgo the awkward appearance of traditional metal wire and bracket braces. Instead of learning to live with your self-conscious smil,e you can now have the smile you’ve always wanted by using Invisalign®.
Dr. Jared Ayes can fit you for Invisalign® in a single appointment. First, he will examine your mouth and take a few X-rays to make sure your teeth are healthy. This also help define your alignment goals and the number of steps it will take to achieve them.
Then he will then take an impression of your teeth. This will be sent to the Invisalign® laboratory where a series of aligner trays will be made to custom match your teeth.
You will need to wear the aligners in your mouth for at least 20 hours each day to effectively realign your smile in the shortest amount of time. Every specific set of aligners is designed to gradually stretch the periodontal ligaments anchoring your teeth, to move them a little bit closer to your ideal smile.
Every two weeks you will switch to another set of aligners that are tuned a little closer to your alignment goals. The number of aligners needed will vary. Most people meet their alignment goals through the course of three to four sets of aligners.
Even though you can drink normally with the aligners in your mouth, you will still need to remove them before eating. You should never smoke or chew gum while the aligners are in your mouth, as this could potentially damage the aligners. Be sure to keep the Invisalign® aligners in the case provided when you’re not wearing them.
If you are interested in learning more about how Invisalign® can give you the smile you’ve always wanted, you should call Dr. Jared Ayes’s office in Royersford, Pennsylvania at 484.369.8625 to set up an appointment.