Invisalign

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Invisalign is a type of orthodontic treatment that helps to straighten teeth without the use of the typical metal braces, and involves wearing a series of custom-made clear plastic aligners that help shift your teeth into the proper position.

What are the benefits of Invisalign?

Choosing Invisalign over traditional metal braces has many benefits. As mentioned above, they are more discreet than other options, and are also easy to remove, you simply pull them out whenever you need to eat or drink. The aligners are also easy to clean, there is less risk of complications, and they are overall more comfortable than metal braces.

Invisalign aligners are comfortable to wear, especially when compared to metal braces, and there are no brackets or wires. This also means that Invisalign wearers do not have to spend as much time visiting their orthodontist for adjustments.

Also, Traditional braces can increase the difficulty of completing your regular oral hygiene routine. It is hard to brush or floss around the metal brackets and wires. This can increase the risk of tooth decay, as food debris may get stuck between the braces. Your oral routine is much easier with Invisalign since the aligners can simply be removed before eating, brushing or flossing.

Another benefit is the fact that Invisalign aligners do not cause permanent damage to the enamel of your teeth. Metal brackets require the use of strong adhesive to secure the brackets to your teeth. This adhesive can wear on the enamel, increasing the risk of cavities and tooth decay.  Since Invisalign uses aligners, no adhesive is used. The aligners are made to fit the shape of your teeth so that they can slide in and out with ease. Basically, both Invisalign and traditional braces both help you get a beautiful smile by straightening your teeth but it is the process used to achieve this that varies between these two options.

The advantages of Invisalign aligners are clear. Traditional braces are an out-dated treatment for misaligned teeth. If you are ready for modern, 21st-century dental care, Invisalign is your best option.

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Invisalign FAQ’s

Along with the questions that have already been addressed, you may have a few additional questions. Here are the most commonly asked questions related to Invisalign aligners:

The exact length will vary. Some people wear Invisalign aligners for 12 months, while others may wear them for 24 months. The length of time will depend on the condition of your teeth. Some people may only need the aligners for 6 months.

The use of Invisalign aligners is most common with teenagers. But, adults can wear them as well. Though, during the teen years, the process may be easier to complete.

Will the Treatment Be Painful or Uncomfortable?

Some people experience moderate discomfort when they first put the aligners in their mouth. It can take several days to become accustomed to the aligners. Though, this discomfort also occurs when you choose traditional braces.

The goal of Invisalign aligners is to move your teeth without causing any pain. But, temporary discomfort can occur. You may also experience discomfort after each new stage of treatment. This is normal and to be expected.

The pain is due to the pressure of the aligners pushing your teeth in a specific direction. Again, this will generally pass within a couple of days. This minor discomfort is a sign that the aligners are working. They push the teeth in the proper direction.

Whether you wear braces or an Invisalign aligner, a retainer may be needed after treatment. This is done to prevent the teeth from slowly shifting back into their original position. The retainer may not need to be worn during the day. The exact treatment will depend on the condition of your teeth. After treatment, you will continue visiting your dentist to determine if a retainer is necessary – and for how long.

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