Invisalign is a popular, comfortable, and effective way to correctly align your teeth. Just like traditional metal braces, Invisalign will straighten your teeth, but this more modern system is easier to wear. The reason? Instead of using metal wires, the Invisalign process relies on a series of clear aligners in order to successfully position your teeth. The aligners are created from computer-generated images taken by your dentist with a digital scan. They are then shaped for your mouth and needs.
How Invisalign Works
Invisalign works simply, by gradually helping your teeth to move into a straighter position. The clear plastic Invisalign aligner trays are changed every few weeks over the course of your treatment. So, your teeth gradually become a little bit straighter. A gentle pressure will move your teeth to the aligner shape, with each tray benign shaped for teeth just a slight bit straighter than your own.
So, unlike traditional metal braces that use fixed metal wires to pull your teeth into a new position, Invisalign utilizes the clear aligners to shift teeth into a new position based on each new aligner shape. You will visit your dentist about every six weeks to make sure that the Invisalign process is progressing as it should.
Why is Invisalign a Good Alignment Choice?
There are many advantages for choosing Invisalign instead of standard metal braces. They’re made from clear plastic that are practically invisible to others, so they are more aesthetically pleasing. They can be removed between 2 and 4 hours every day unlike metal braces, making eating a much simpler and more comfortable process. Metal braces must be worn at all times, 7 days a week and 24 hours each day regardless of any discomfort.
And, you won’t have to change your dental hygiene process or avoid some foods as you would with metal braces. You can brush, floss, and eat normally simply by removing the aligner trays. You won’t have to worry about any metal braces or wires becoming loose or uncomfortable, or be concerned about any difficulty in caring for your teeth.
How to Get Invisalign
Invisalign works well for patients of most all ages. They’re the unobtrusive alternative to traditional orthodontic treatments such as metal braces. They’ll straighten your smile with greater comfort, and in many cases, more quickly than metal braces will.
Your experienced dental team at Bridgeworks FDC can help you get Invisalign treatment.
- Easy to wear
- Comfortable and flexible
- Virtually invisible
All you need to do is wear them as directed by your dentist daily. If you don’t do this, the treatment may not work, or the treatment that has taken place already may not last.
On average, the treatment length for Invisalign is between 9 to 12 months. But, the exact length of time is determined by your own needs – everyone is different.
Are You Ready to Learn More about Invisalign?
If you’re ready to learn more about Invisalign, and how to get this comfortable straightening treatment, we’re here and ready to help. Just reach out to us today, and we will be happy to schedule a consultation and discuss options for painlessly straighter teeth and a beautiful smile.