If you’ve been considering braces, you might be pleased to learn that Invisalign can transform your smile without the need for obvious wires and brackets. Invisalign is one of the most discreet ways that you can straighten your teeth, which makes it a great treatment option for working professionals.
What is Invisalign and how does it work?
Invisalign is an orthodontic system that corrects spacing issues between teeth. Those with crowded, crooked, overlapped, and gapped teeth can benefit from Invisalign treatment. This type of orthodontia involves wearing removable, retainer-like appliances called “aligners”. Each set of aligners is custom made for a patient’s unique needs.
Treatment is broken up into two-week long phases. Each new phase involves wearing a new, tighter set of aligners. As treatment progresses, people will notice that their gaps between teeth are closing, crooked teeth are moving to an upright position, and other teeth will begin to look less crowded. Once treatment is complete, patients will enjoy a noticeably straighter smile.
Invisalign works similar to other types of orthodontic treatment. Aligners fit snugly over teeth. This will generate gentle force and pressure that moves teeth to healthier positions over time.
What are some benefits to choosing Invisalign treatment?
The most notable advantage of Invisalign treatment is the fact that aligners are almost undetectable to other people. Invisalign is constructed from thin, clear plastic. When aligners are worn over teeth, they are nearly invisible to others.
Another unique benefit to Invisalign treatment is that aligners are removable. Unlike fixed orthodontia, Invisalign is taken out of the mouth for meals and oral hygiene. This feature makes it easy to enjoy a wide variety of food and easily clean one’s teeth and gums.
Invisalign has smooth surfaces that do not scrape against or irritate soft oral tissue such as the linings of the lips and the cheeks. This is one reason that most people view Invisalign as more comfortable than conventional metal and wire braces.
If you think Invisalign might be right for you, we invite you to schedule a consultation with our dentist. Give our team at Hulen Crossing Family Dental a call today to set your appointment.