Invisalign is an exciting alternative to braces for straightening teeth. Traditionally, teeth straightening involved braces cemented to your teeth with monthly trips to the orthodontist for adjustments and rubber band changes. For many reasons, this system was less than ideal for most people.
There’s now a new alternative that allows you to skip the unsightly look and uncomfortable feel of braces altogether. Here’s how it works. The Invisalign system is a series of clear plastic aligners that fit over your teeth. The series of aligners are designed to gradually guide your teeth to the straightened position your dentist has chosen for you. Slowly over time, you move through the series of aligners as they gently shift your teeth into the desired position. Each aligner is worn for approximately two weeks before you move on to the next one.
This exciting technology has lots of advantages over braces. For one, the Invisalign aligners are clear plastic and nearly impossible to see. Unlike braces, there are no wires, metal bands around molars, or braces cemented to your teeth. There’s no hardware that stays in your mouth so your teeth and gums don’t become irritated and inflamed like is often the case with traditional braces. It’s likely you’ll be the only one to know you’re wearing them. “Metal mouth” isn’t something you’ll ever hear with this teeth alignment system!
The liners are removable for easy cleaning and don’t require special time and effort to clean your teeth like braces. You can eat whatever you’d like. Since there’s no permanent hardware in the mouth, there are no dietary restrictions that come with braces. Popcorn and caramel apples are yours for the eating!
Sound like something you might be interested in? Get in touch and we’ll talk about how the Invisalign system could be a perfect fit for you. The perfect smile has never been easier or more comfortable to achieve!