If you’re considering treatment for teeth straightening, one of the most popular options in cosmetic dentistry is Invisalign®. It is a newer treatment option for teeth straightening that works like your traditional braces or retainers. It is virtually transparent, giving it a “barely there” look so most people won’t notice it immediately.
How Does Invisalign Work?
During treatment, you will be fitted with a series of aligners that are custom-made for you. Each aligner is designed to make slight adjustments to your teeth through controlled force, which causes teeth to shift from their current position. Every two weeks, your dentist will ask you to switch to a new set of aligners to continue the teeth straightening process. The Invisalign treatment will go on for about 12 to 18 months, depending on the outcome and patient’s needs.
Why Choose Invisalign Over Braces?
There are many advantages to wearing Invisalign. If comfort is a primary concern for you, Invisalign is a better option. It is made of soft plastic trays that are more comfortable than the thin metal wires of traditional braces. You don’t have to worry about protruding wires, which can scratch tissues of the cheeks and lips. Unlike braces that you have to wear 24/7, Invisalign can be removed during meals. This feature doesn’t limit oral hygiene, as it allows you to brush and floss your teeth as you normally would.
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