Invisalign if a popular method for adults who want to make some minor adjustments to their smile, without having to resort to wearing the metal brackets and wires of traditional braces. The clear, durable plastic material used for the aligners make it hard for the casual observer to even notice.
The process starts by Dr. Nehi Ogbevoen examining your mouth and taking a few X-rays. This will later serve to help identify your alignment goals. Dr. Nehi Ogbevoen will then take an impression of your teeth. This will be sent, along with the X-rays to an Invisalign laboratory where a series of aligner trays will be made to custom match your teeth.
You will need to wear the Invisalign for 20 to 22 hours each day. Each 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 in around six to eight weeks.
Even though you can drink normally while wearing Invisalign, you should 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 and cause further complications.
You should keep the Invisalign aligners in the case provided, when you are not wearing them.
If you are interested in being fitted for Invisalign, you should call Dr. Nehi Ogbevoen at 626-458-8898 to schedule an appointment.