If you hide away a smile made up of crooked, gappy, or overcrowded teeth because you’re self-conscious about how it looks, you’re not alone. Orthodontic issues affect many people. While some have them corrected as teenagers, many adults have these problems.
Whether you’re a teenager or an adult, the idea of getting fixed braces might not appeal to you. After all, while they’re very effective, traditional appliances have a reputation for being more noticeable and can be hard to clean.
Invisalign is a popular alternative to braces. Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign is virtually invisible and removable. But how does Invisalign work?
Let’s discuss the benefits of teeth straightening using Invisalign and learn how this clear aligner system improves your smile.
Invented in the late 1990s, Invisalign has gained global popularity over the last two and a half decades. The system uses clear aligner trays that are specifically designed and made to fit your mouth.
Much of Invisalign’s appeal lies in the fact that these highly-effective aligners are comfortable, removable, and transparent. This makes treatment easy and convenient.
Invisalign aligners are made of a patented plastic called SmartTrack. Each aligner is crafted to exact dimensions taken from digital scans of your teeth. SmartTrack is created to apply gentle force across your teeth, bringing about carefully planned tooth movements.
Before your treatment, software plots your treatment journey, working out every gradual movement each tooth will take. The software even shows you how your smile will look after you’ve followed the proposed treatment plan.
Each step on the route to your new smile involves replacing your aligner. The exact number of aligners you’ll need depends on the position of your teeth and how much they need to move. You’ll usually change your aligner every couple of weeks.
Invisalign is a versatile treatment for straightening your smile. There are several problems that it can fix, including:
There are many different bite issues that Invisalign can also help with. Bite issues relate to how your top and bottom teeth align when your mouth is closed.
Invisalign aligners are transparent, meaning they’re hard to spot once they’re in. This gives you the confidence to smile during your treatment without feeling too self-conscious.
Because Invisalign is removable, it is easier to eat and brush your teeth. These are problems faced by many traditional brace wearers, as food can get stuck in the wires.
The smooth material used to make Invisalign aligners is comfortable and lightweight. You’ll barely notice they’re in at all.
Treatment using Invisalign can improve your self-esteem and make you feel more comfortable with the appearance of your smile.
Not only this, but straighter teeth are typically healthier. Once straightened, your teeth will become easier to clean, helping you maintain oral health. Additionally, addressing bite issues can reduce the chances of other problems like temporomandibular joint disorder. A painful condition that affects the joints in your jaw.
The length of your treatment will vary depending on how much your teeth need to move. We can often treat milder cases in around six months, whereas more advanced treatments may require you to wear your aligners for around 18 months.
Invisalign is a life-enhancing treatment that straightens your teeth, improving your confidence in your smile. It’s simple, effective, and convenient.
Get in touch today to schedule your consultation and learn more about how Invisalign can help you get a smile you’ll love.Back to Blog
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