Invisalign is a popular alternative to traditional metal braces for people who want to achieve straighter teeth. This option uses clear, plastic aligners that are virtually invisible when worn. Because Invisalign is also removable, you can consume whatever you want while undergoing treatment. Plus, brushing and flossing are no problem. Daniel Wank DDS will work with you to ensure that your Invisalign treatment plan fits your smile goals and lifestyle.
There are various dental issues that Invisalign can correct, including:
- Overbite: It is when the lower teeth clench over the upper teeth,
- Underbite: When the lower teeth are visible over the upper teeth.
- Crossbite occurs when the upper and lower jaws don’t line up correctly.
- Open Bite: It happens when the mouth is closed, and there is no space between the front and rear teeth biting surfaces.
- Misaligned Teeth: This means your teeth are not in the right place.
How does Invisalign work?
You can use a series of clear, removable aligners from the Invisalign system, your teeth will be able to move gradually. Your teeth will gradually move until they are straight as you swap out each aligner for the following in the series. You will visit your dentist or orthodontist every four to six weeks to ensure that your treatment is on track.
The maintenance regime entails wearing the aligners for 20 to 22 hours a day and taking them out only to eat, drink, brush, and floss. You must clean your aligners daily and brush and floss your teeth after every meal. Invisalign is a popular choice for people who want to straighten their teeth without wearing conspicuous metal braces.
Here are some other reasons to consider using Invisalign to achieve the smile you have always wanted:
Invisalign is practically invisible
One of the main reasons people choose Invisalign over traditional braces is that the aligners are virtually invisible. If you are self-conscious about wearing metal braces, Invisalign may be a good option. You can maintain them with clear aligners that are almost undetectable when you smile.
You can eat and drink what you want
Another great benefit of Invisalign is that you can eat and drink what you want during treatment. Traditional braces make it difficult to eat certain foods, and you must be careful not to damage the brackets and wires. With Invisalign, the aligners can be removed when taking meals or drinks. You can also brush and floss your teeth with ease.
Invisalign is comfortable
Like metal braces, Invisalign aligners are comprised of smooth plastic and won’t irritate your cheeks or gums. You can take the aligners out for special events like weddings or job interviews.
Invisalign treatment is typically shorter than traditional braces
The average treatment time for Invisalign is about 12 months, while treatment with traditional braces can take two years or longer. You will also need to wear a retainer after treatment to keep your teeth in their new, straight position.
You will have a beautiful, healthy smile
Invisalign can give you the beautiful, healthy smile you have always wanted. You will feel more confident when your teeth are straight, and you will be proud to show off your smile. Invisalign is an investment in your health and well-being.
If you are considering Invisalign, talk to your dentist or orthodontist to see if it is the right treatment.