Are you thinking of getting Invisalign for yourself or your child? Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment for correcting your smile and can be provided by an orthodontist or general dentist. While other treatment options are available for improving your bite and tooth position, Invisalign provides multiple unique benefits. Let's explore them to help you make your decision. Ultimately, your dentist will need to assess your bite and can recommend the most effective solution.
What Is Invisalign?
Invisalign® is the name of thin, clear FDA-approved aligners prescribed to straighten or realign your teeth. It's a stark contrast to traditional metal braces consisting of conspicuous wires and brackets over your teeth. The aligners are made from flexible thermoplastic material and are customized to match the shape of your teeth and bite.
How Does Invisalign Work?
Clear aligners are typically suitable for orthodontic problems such as overcrowded teeth, excessive teeth spacing, and mild to moderate bite misalignment (malocclusion). Bite issues include underbite, overbite, and open bite.
Your dentist will customize a series of plastic aligners you'll wear daily. The aligners put pressure on your teeth, causing them to gradually shift into the desired positions. You'll need to switch out your aligners every 1-2 weeks to achieve the expected results.
Benefits of Invisalign
It's possible to straighten your teeth and enhance your smile faster with clear aligners at around the same cost as traditional braces. These are just some of the benefits in addition to the following ones:
The most obvious benefit of Invisalign clear aligners is, they're practically invisible, making the name quite fitting. Those who are shy or self-conscious think it makes the perfect solution for correcting a misaligned bite without anyone really noticing they're wearing braces. Adults, in particular, prefer this option since it allows them to smile confidently while discreetly straightening their teeth.
Invisalign is convenient and comfortable to wear. The aligners have a smooth surface, no sharp edges, and won’t irritate your mouth. Since there are no wires or brackets with Invisalign, you won't need to worry about pain from nicks or cuts in your mouth.
You can take the aligners out of your mouth as needed, unlike traditional metal, ceramic, or lingual braces that are bonded to your teeth. You can also enjoy the foods you love. Just remove the aligners, eat, clean your teeth, and replace them.
Easy teeth cleaning
With wire and bracket braces, you'll need to brush around the dental appliance. Flossing can also be problematic, especially because food particles get stuck between your teeth and the appliance. Not with Invisalign. Simply remove the aligners, then brush, floss, and rinse as normal. The ease at which you can care for teeth may minimize the risk of tooth decay and gum disease.
Invisalign aligners can get stained or lose clarity with use. Easily clean them with water, clear liquid soap, and a soft-bristled toothbrush. Gently scrub to remove food particles and stains, rinse thoroughly, then allow them to dry. Remember to use a different toothbrush than the one you use to brush your teeth.
Call to Request a Consultation
Your journey to transforming your smile with Invisalign starts with a consultation at our dental practice. We will take photos and x-rays of your teeth and examine your facial structure before tailoring a treatment plan that matches your needs. Even better, there’s No More Goop!. We are able to use the Needs Content to be able to get a digital imprint of your teeth and bite and no longer need to use traditional trays and impression material that can be extremely uncomfortable. Want to know more? Contact our office today at 781-662-9119. Or schedule an appointment online.