You probably are very familiar with metal braces. But, imagine braces that don’t use wires or metal brackets but instead are virtually pain-free and don’t require any change to your eating habits or lifestyle. Invisalign can straighten your teeth while experiencing the benefits of a great smile without having to deal with a mouth full of metal! Unlike braces, aligners are removable, so it's easy for you to maintain good oral hygiene while your teeth are being straightened. Aligners are clear and virtually invisible. Most people won't even notice that you are wearing them. Invisalign, on the other hand, is designed to be invisible. Aligner trays made of smooth, comfortable, BPA-free clear plastic are worn over the teeth to subtly and gently move your teeth. The dentist will use X-rays, pictures, and impressions to create a precise 3-D image of your teeth and to configure the aligner tray accordingly.
Why would I want Invisalign?
Not only are the aligners invisible, but they are also removable, so you can eat and drink what you want while in treatment. Plus, brushing and flossing are no problem. They are also comfortable, with no metal to cause mouth abrasions during treatment. And no metal and wires usually means you spend less time here at the dentist getting adjustments.
How does Invisalign® work?
You wear each set of aligners for about two weeks, removing them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss. As you replace each aligner with the next in the series, your teeth will move little by little, week by week until they have straightened to the final position the dentist has prescribed. You’ll visit our practice about once every six weeks to ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned. Total treatment time typically lasts nine to 15 months, and the number of aligners worn during treatment is between 18 and 30, but both numbers will vary from case to case.
Health benefits of straight teeth with Invisalign:
You may be surprised to know that the benefits of having properly aligned teeth extend far beyond just a confident smile. According to the American Dental Association, straightening your teeth can actually affect your overall dental health. A smile can hardly be perfect if it’s not a healthy one. With Invisalign, having a confident smile and reducing your risk for tooth decay and gum disease go hand in hand.
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