What is Invisalign?

Does the thought of wearing metal braces stop you from getting your teeth straightened? Don’t worry; thanks to Invisalign, you can now get your teeth straightened comfortably and conveniently, without anyone noticing! 

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a contemporary orthodontic treatment option that is uses a series of clear acrylic removable aligners. Unlike metal braces that your dentist permanently bonds to your teeth for the duration of your treatment, Invisalign aligners are removable; you remove them to eat, drink, and to perform your daily dental hygiene routine. The best thing about the Invisalign system is that the aligners are made from a transparent material that not only makes them a bit more comfortable to wear but also virtually invisible. Therefore, they won’t affect your smile and facial aesthetics when you eat or speak while wearing them. 

Who Can Benefit from Invisalign?

The Invisalign system is ideal for the correction of minor to moderate cases of tooth misalignment. Dentists usually use Invisalign for the treatment of the following problems:

  • Excessive teeth gaps 
  • Minor to moderated crowding 
  • Mild underbite 
  • Mild crossbite 
  • Mild open bite 

Invisalign may not a suitable option for correcting more complex or complicated orthodontic problems.  

That is why we offer FREE CONSULTATIONS for Invisalign and braces. Our doctors will examine your teeth, discuss your goals, and recommend an effective treatment. 

How Does Invisalign Work?

During your first consultation appointment, our doctor will perform a thorough clinical examination and evaluate your dental records. If Invisalign is a suitable treatment, we will then make a digital impression of your teeth and visualize them using special software. This digital impression will enable the lab to prepare a series of aligners that will gradually move your teeth in optimal alignment. 

Then every 14 days, you’ll receive a new set of aligners. Each set of aligners will progressively move your teeth closer to your dream smile. Unlike metal braces that require dental visits after every two weeks, Invisalign wearers often visit for a checkup after every 4-6 weeks. 

Once your Invisalign treatment is complete, we will give you a removable or fixed retainer to wear. We recommend you wear your post-treatment retainer to prevent your teeth from moving back to their previous position. 

What are the Benefits of Invisalign?

Wondering why you should choose Invisalign over the metal or ceramic braces? Here are a few benefits of the Invisalign system over the conventional orthodontic systems:

  1. Removable – you can remove them while eating, so no food restriction. Enjoy all your favorite foods! Just make sure to wash and clean your aligners before wearing them back again. 
  2. Comfortable – the Invisalign aligners offer superior convenience and comfort in comparison to the conventional braces. 
  3. Inconspicuous – Invisalign aligners are transparent. You can wear them to an official meeting, a presentation, even on a date and no one will notice that you’re wearing something on your teeth!

Invisalign aligners are a great option for you if you wish to get your teeth straightened inconspicuously and comfortably. So, what are you waiting for?

Schedule your free Invisalign and braces consultation now at 773-481-2200.