Invisalign is the best way to straighten your teeth without having to live with the look of traditional metal braces. That’s because Invisalign is a series of clear, removable, plastic aligners that are custom-made for your teeth. And it’s easy to get started.
How does Invisalign work?
This is a new and revolutionary method of straightening teeth that is very subtle and difficult to detect. Wearing the aligners gradually and softly shifts teeth into the correct position over time. Patients must change their aligners every two weeks as their teeth gradually shift into perfect alignment. Surprisingly, while utilizing Invisalign, a patient’s smile will improve over time without the need for unsightly metal braces.
There are numerous compelling reasons why a patient might prefer Invisalign to traditional metal braces. Metal braces, which are largely made up of brackets and wires, can irritate and poke the interior of the mouth. Metal braces necessitate additional care and maintenance, particularly when it comes to cleaning and flossing. Because certain foods can loosen or remove metal brace brackets, there are several dietary limitations. Because clear aligners used with Invisalign are virtually invisible, there is no need to be concerned about self-consciousness or self-esteem issues. They are smooth and easy to wear, with no sharp edges that poke or pinch the inside of the mouth.
Best of all, clear aligners are straightforward and easy to remove, making brushing and flossing a breeze.
Invisalign, unlike metal braces, has no food restrictions, and aligners are typically removed while a client is eating. It should be noted that with Invisalign, the patient is expected to wear the aligners for at least 22 hours every day. However, it is acceptable to remove the aligners for drinking, eating, and doing dental hygiene. There is almost no discomfort with Invisalign as teeth are gently and gradually shifted into perfect alignment.
When using Invisalign technology, patients visit our office every 6 to 12 weeks. The straightening process with standard Invisalign typically takes 12 to 18 months. This is a shorter time than would be required if standard metal braces were used.