What Is Invisalign?
Invisible braces! Well technically, Invisalign are clear aligners as an alternative to braces. They are removable trays that are virtually invisible while aligning teeth. Each transparent tray is custom made to cater to each individual’s unique set of teeth.
Invisalign can fix almost every dental issue traditional braces can such as; gaps, overcrowding, crossbites, overbites, and underbites.
For those looking to straighten their teeth without having the hassle of brackets and wires, Invisalign is the perfect solution. Because Invisalign is clear and transparent, you will be straightening your teeth without anyone knowing.
How Does Invisalign Work?
Invisalign uses trays that effectively move teeth in specific directions to perfect a straight smile. Your teeth are scanned, then a treatment plan is made to track and show the movement of your teeth through the entire Invisalign process for each set of aligners. A set of sequential aligners are then made, each of which you wear for approximately 2-3 weeks for 22 hours a day minimum.
The average span of Invisalign is 12 months with a few short office visits.
Invisalign vs. Braces
- Clear – Virtually Invisible Trays
- Smooth comfortable surface with snug fit
- Removable trays for easy cleaning access
- Removable trays mean no food restrictions
- Brackets and Wires
- Wire and brackets that cut and irritate mouth
- Hard to clean, instruments needed for thorough cleaning
- Many food restrictions
Treatment and Care
Invisalign snaps in making it very simple to take out and clean your teeth regularly. When it’s out its good practice to soak it in warm water and lightly brush with a soft bristle toothbrush. This will keep your trays clean and free of residue that may build up without proper care.
In some cases, to ensure the teeth are moving to the correct position and perfectly into place, an attachment is added. The attachment is a clear bump or ridge that is placed at the top of the tooth so the aligner will grasp and hold tight onto the teeth. This is not for all procedures, but for some it may be required.
Invisalign provides many benefits over traditional braces giving you all the more reason to straighten your smile.
If you haven’t had the smile you’ve always wanted, now is your chance with Invisalign with Pacific Dental Center! Schedule an appointment and straighten your teeth today.