Invisible orthodontic treatments like Invisalign are popular for people who want straighter teeth without a mouth full of metal. These braces are a great option both for correcting issues like overbites and improving the appearance of your smile for better self-esteem. If you’re considering having invisible braces installed, here’s what you can expect to happen at your appointment.
First, your orthodontic specialist will clean the surface of your teeth to ensure that the braces stick properly. Then, they will attach small plastic handles to your teeth with dental glue, using UV light to harden the material.
This process is completely painless.
Once the attachments are stuck to your teeth, your orthodontist will show you how to put on your aligners. You’ll need to wear these aligners for 20-22 hours per day, taking them off whenever you eat.
Be sure to take good care of your invisible braces. Brush your aligners along with your teeth twice a day, and store them safely in the case provided by your orthodontist whenever you take them out. Most patients find that with proper care they are ready to have their braces removed after just one year.