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How do Invisalign braces work at Burbank’ Orthodontic Experts?

If you’re the right candidate for Invisalign, your orthodontist will take photos, x-rays and impressions to capture the correct shape of your teeth and then submit your prescription to obtain your customized Invisalign aligners. These aligners are easy to remove, making it convenient for you to take them off before eating your favorite meal. Invisalign braces don’t incorporate any wires or brackets, which means you don’t have to worry about any food getting trapped between wires. Furthermore, to eliminate any relapse possibilities, orthodontists typically recommend wearing retainers post-treatment.

To see successful results, orthodontists at Orthodontic Experts suggests wearing the customized aligners for at least 22 hours per day throughout the treatment. Depending on the case and its complexity, treatment time will vary for every patient. Some patients may require Invisalign for only a few months, whereas some may have to wear them for a few years.

The Six A’s of Invisalign — By Your Favorite Burbank Orthodontist

Experts in the orthodontics industry have summarized the Invisalign treatment and given it the name of “The Six A’s of Invisalign.” Here’s what they actually mean:

  1. Aligners
    In order to see successful results with your Invisalign treatment, you must wear your customized aligners for at least 22 hours per day. You can take them out while eating or brushing your teeth.
  1. Attachments
    These are small, tooth-colored shapes that are attached to the teeth. They help aligners grab and position the tooth.
  1. Auxiliaries
    Depending on your case, your orthodontist may or may not ask you to wear auxiliaries such as rubber bands to help move teeth.
  1. Adjustment
    If your teeth are extremely crowded, adjustment may be necessary in-between the teeth by polishing using sandpaper.
  1. Additional Aligners
    If your teeth fail to move in the desired position after your first full set of aligners, additional aligners (also known as refinement aligners) may be required for successful results.
  1. Afterwards
    After successful completion of your Invisalign treatment, you will be given retainers that must be worn as prescribed for as long as you want your teeth to stay straight.
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