You want straight teeth but not the mouth metal. Understandable, you’re not alone. Invisalign is an alternative to traditional braces that more and more people are trying, and getting good results with. Instead of using metal wiring and cement you’ll be fitted with custom aligners that are virtually invisible. Thus, the name, it’s basically an invisible teeth alignment system. But everyone who first hears about it thinks it sounds too good to be true, and rightly asks, “Does Invisalign work?”
How Invisalign Works
As mentioned above you’re first fitted with custom aligners. You will receive a new aligner every two weeks or so and the new aligner will be slightly straighter than the previous one. The effect is a gradual shift of your teeth until they reach perfect alignment. Your teeth will move up to 0.25 mm with every new tray.
Benefits of Invisalign
The best part of Invisalign aside from being virtually inviable is it doesn’t interfere with your daily life. They can be easily removed when you eat so you can keep enjoying all of your favorite foods. No more picking chunks of sweet corn out of your braces. You can brush your teeth normally, and maintaining Invisalign is easy – just brush them like you do your teeth. Invisalign is ideal for athletes as well. No more getting cuts in your mouth when playing contact sports. You can take the aligners out or leave them in during play depending on the nature of the activity.
Invisalign is backed by 20 years of research and over 5 million happy patients. Invisalign works. It doesn’t matter if you have crowded teeth, gapped teeth, overbite, underbite, open bite, or crossbite. In many cases using Invisalign shortens the duration of correction time compared to traditional braces. On average people who use traditional braces must wear them 24/7 for two years to achieve desired results. Similar results can be achieved wearing Invisalign aligners 22-24 hours per day, in 6 to 18 months. You can achieve the same results in a quarter of the time – not bad.
Enjoy Your New Smile
Once you’ve ended your treatment it’s easy to maintain your new and improved smile. Like traditional braces, you’ll need to wear a retainer to prevent your teeth from gradually shifting back to their pre-Invisalign position. You’ll need to consult with your dentist to discuss all of the available options.
If you’re looking to reshape your smile and don’t want to announce it to the world, Invisalign might be the solution you’ve been looking for. It’s faster, more cost-effective, convenient, and comfortable. If you have questions and to know if Invisalign will work for you, please call us or schedule a consultation. 403-274-7112