What is Invisalign?

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a discreet orthodontic treatment that allows for correction of poorly aligned teeth or bites through the use of clear aligners. Invisalign’s clear aligners are crafted from digital photographs and impressions of your teeth to ensure the perfect fit. Instead of using a set of wires to shift the teeth into place over time as with traditional wire braces, Invisalign’s aligners gently move the teeth into the ideal position through molds. These molds are used over several months until the desired tooth alignment is achieved.

Invisalign’s clear aligners render orthodontic treatment nearly completely invisible, making them an attractive option for teenagers and working adults. They are constructed from transparent BPA-free plastic and are removable. It is recommended that for best results that the aligners be worn for a period of 20-22 hours per day.

Benefits of Using Invisalign

There are many benefits to be gained from orthodontics whether you choose traditional braces or Invisalign treatment.

Here are some of the biggest advantages you will gain from choosing Invisalign’s clear aligners to help you achieve your perfect smile:

  • Almost invisible treatment
    Since many people are self-conscious about their smile prior to treatment, they don’t want to go with traditional braces to draw attention to the feature they are trying to change. Invisalign’s clear aligners are almost completely invisible, allowing for orthodontic treatment to take place virtually undetected.
  • Shorter treatment period
    Invisalign’s clear aligners are designed to work in a shorter time frame than traditional wire braces. Most often, treatment is concluded as early as 6 months or as late as 18 months. This is a dramatic difference from traditional braces which normally require a minimum of two years to work effectively.
  • Comfort and convenience
    Unlike metal braces that are fastened directly to the teeth, the clear aligners utilized in Invisalign treatment can be removed when the occasion warrants it. If your gums are sore and in need of a break, you can remove your trays for a short break before reinserting them to continue treatment. Because there are no wires or brackets that require recalibration and tightening on an ongoing basis, you will experience less discomfort from this orthodontic appliance, a significant bonus.
  • Cost
    The initial expense of Invisalign may be more expensive than with traditional braces; however, in the end, the cost for both treatments is essentially the same.
Who is Invisalign Suitable For?

The beauty of Invisalign’s clear aligners is that they are suited to people of any age. The treatment is especially popular with teenagers and adults who prefer to improve their smile without drawing attention to their orthodontic appliances. If you are looking to achieve your ideal smile, Invisalign just might be the perfect solution for you!

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