For decades, if you needed to correct an alignment or bite issue in the Surrey, British Columbia area, you had to choose traditional orthodontic options like metal braces. However, as time marched forward and dental technologies evolved, a revolution in orthodontics occurred when Invisalign clear aligners were introduced to the world.
Patients now have options to correct these bite and alignment problems. The team at Surrey Place Dental Group would like to tell you more about Invisalign and answer the question, “Does Invisalign Treatment Work Permanently?”
Invisalign was a game changer when it hit the market. At the time, there was no other treatment option like it. It was the first of its kind and remains the leader in clear aligner orthodontics. Patients love that metal braces are no longer the only path to a straight, aligned smile. Invisalign uses proprietary technology in the crafting of its clear aligners, which are responsible for correcting a wide range of alignment and bite issues in a faster and more discreet manner than traditional orthodontics.
The great thing about Invisalign is that they are not only discreet but also provide incredible flexibility. Invisalign clear aligners are simple to remove, so you can eat what you want and easily brush and floss your teeth. Just ensure you wear your clear aligner for the recommended 20-22 hours daily for best results.
Your Invisalign clear aligners are custom-crafted to fit your smile comfortably and to target the exact causes of your misalignment. You will move through your aligner series, switching to the next one every two weeks. Each aligner will gradually shift your teeth into their proper position until you reach the end, and your smile will be beautiful, healthy, and correctly aligned.
Absolutely! Invisalign is designed to provide permanent results – with a tiny catch. The first year following your treatment is a very unstable time when your teeth may try to shift back into their previous misalignment. Because of this, you will be fit for a retainer that you will need to wear to keep your teeth in their new and proper alignment.