Invisalign Article


Invisalign - Invisible Braces
Invisalign’s Differences:

If you have teeth that are crooked or go in many different directions, these problems can be easily corrected without the need for metal braces and wires in your mouth through clear, invisible braces. With the revolutionary technology of Invisalign® you can have customized invisible plastic aligners that are gradually realigning your teeth, very simply, and mostly pain-free.

The amazing thing about Invisalign® is that the trays you wear as aligners are crystal clear so they won’t hinder your looks as your teeth are straightened. You can drink and eat anything comfortably because you can easily remove and replace the aligner trays. The clear aligners are also extremely comfortable to wear.

While using Invisalign’s clear and invisible braces you get the benefits of braces without the inconvenience and discomfort. Invisalign offers a beautiful, clear, wireless alternative to traditional metal braces using their clear aligners that are virtually indiscernible, allowing people to focus on you, rather than your braces. The invisible aligners allow for greater comfort, ease and flexibility than traditional braces. The aligners are made of clear plastic and are contoured to your teeth to gently move teeth in place over time. Unlike metallic braces, there are no wires to poke or brackets to chafe your mouth. Traditional braces can take up to thirty minutes to floss and brush as well. Invisalign also requires you to go to the dentist fewer times as well, with visits about every six weeks.

Who Makes a Good Candidate for Invisalign?

Before beginning treatment, it is important to figure out whether you would be a good candidate for treatment through Invisalign: First, consider the following:

Do you have treatable conditions like: crowded teeth, an over or under bite, or broadly spaced teeth. Also, will you be able to commit the time needed to complete the Invisalign® treatment?

The course of treatment can range from between nine to eighteen months. Throughout this time, you will receive a new pair of aligners about every two weeks, each being modified a slight bit to adjust your teeth into alignment gradually. Through the use of modified aligners, your teeth will be adjusted over the course of treatment into the proper position.

In order to see the best results, you need to wear the aligners every day until your treatment has been completed, taking them out only to eat and brush for the most part. The clear trays of Invisalign can be easily removed so there won’t be a need for you to be concerned about food getting stuck in these as often happens with metal braces and brackets.

In order to be successful as an Invisalign patient, you have to brush both your teeth and aligners after eating. If you are the type who snacks frequently or tends to forget to brush or may forget to return your aligners after eating, the treatment may have limited success for you.
Following your treatment, you will need to use an aligner every few weeks to retain the alignment of your teeth and great smile.
Give careful consideration toward these points to determine if you will be able to follow the above guidelines. If you feel confident in this, then contact us for your Invisalign consultation today to get started on your path to a better smile!

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