The natural aging process and certain dental conditions can gradually start to alter the underlying structure of your teeth. As this happens, it can gradually cause irregularities with the alignment of your teeth. Over time, this can leave you with an unappealing smile and a mouth prone to dental disorders.
If the alignment problem is detected early, Dr. Galati might be able to use Invisalign® to correct the position of your teeth. These clear plastic aligners can often correct minor alignment deviations in as little as six to eight weeks.
The process of fitting you for Invisalign® starts with Dr. Galati examining your mouth. This will help determine the number of aligners needed to fully correct your smile. Dr. Galati will then form a detailed impression of your teeth. It will be sent to the Invisalign® labs to guide their technicians while they create your aligners.
You will need to wear Invisalign® in your mouth for 20 to 22 hours each day. This will allow the aligners to gradually stretch the periodontal ligaments that anchor each of your teeth in their socket.
Each set of Invisalign® is tuned one small step closer to the ideal alignment of your teeth. You will need to change to a new set of aligners every two weeks. Each of these changes will gradually alter the position of your teeth to reduce your chances of suffering dental problems. While you have Invisalign® in your mouth you can drink and speak normally. However, you will need to remove them before eating. When you’re not wearing the aligners, you should store them in the case provided.
If you are looking for an orthodontist in the Scottsdale, Arizona, area and you are interested in having Invisalign® treatments to correct the alignment your teeth, you should call 480-656-7801 to set up a consultation appointment at Galati Orthodontics. The path to a straight smile is only a phone call away!