Invisalign clear aligners are custom-made, comfortable, and removable for eating and cleaning your teeth during treatment. Invisalign consists of a series of clear plastic trays that gradually move teeth into the desired position. Unlike traditional braces, there are no metal brackets or wires, so that you can smile confidently throughout your treatment.
Invisalign is popular among teens and adults seeking orthodontic treatment because the aligners are virtually invisible. Others enjoy Invisalign because it allows you to continue participating in sports and other physical activities without worrying about damaging the appliance. Plus, removing the aligners to eat and cleaning your teeth is easy, allowing you to maintain good oral hygiene during your treatment.
How Does Invisalign Work?
Invisalign uses a series of removable aligners to move your teeth gradually to their proper alignments. Each aligner slowly shifts the position of your teeth until you have a straight, beautiful smile. You’ll wear the aligners for about two weeks and then move on to the next set in the series until treatment is complete. Invisalign is most effective if worn for at least 20-22 hours daily. However, you can remove the aligners anytime to eat or brush your teeth. You can also take off your aligners for special occasions, such as weddings or graduation, and switch back to your usual aligners afterward.
Since the aligners are clear, most people will hardly notice you wear them! The aligners are also made from smooth plastic and are custom fitted to your mouth to ensure optimal comfort. Because you can take them off before you eat, drink, brush, and floss, there are no dietary restrictions during your Invisalign treatment, unlike with braces.
In addition, because the aligners are completely removable, you will not have to contend with brackets scratching your lips and cheeks and wires poking your cheeks and gums. Invisalign is also more comfortable than braces because it has no metal parts that can poke your gums and cause irritation. At the end of the treatment process, you’ll have a beautifully straight smile that you will love to show off to the world!
The Benefits of Invisalign
The aligners used for treatment are practically invisible to those around you when you’re wearing them. Worrying about them impacting your smile or making you self-conscious about your appearance during treatment is unnecessary. You can also remove your aligners whenever you want, so you don’t have to worry about embarrassing moments during meals or photographs in social settings.
One of the most significant differences between Invisalign and traditional braces is that you can remove the clear aligner trays whenever you need to eat or drink something. That means you don’t have to miss out on your favorite foods or skip special events just because you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment.
If you have any questions concerning this treatment option, please do not hesitate to visit Dental Images of Gwinnett at 916 Lawrenceville Hwy #201, Lawrenceville, GA 30046, or call (770) 995-9255.