An increasingly popular alternative to traditional metal braces is Invisalign®. As the name implies, Invisalign clear aligners are made of almost invisible polyurethane plastic. Unlike traditional braces that are bonded to teeth, clear aligners use a series of trays that are completely removable for important social occasions, eating, and brushing and flossing.
A clear alternative to a straighter, more beautiful smile.
Other Advantages of Invisalign
There is a reason that Invisalign has become the preferred method of orthodontic treatment. The advantages are plenty!
- With a removable orthodontic appliance, brushing and flossing are much easier than with traditional braces. No floss threaders required!
- High-impact orthodontic treatment with low visibility. No one will know you’re wearing them unless you tell them.
- You’ll be free to eat what you want! Since Invisalign aligner trays are removed during meals, you have no eating restrictions.
- Invisalign has no brackets or wires that can irritate the inside of your mouth. You can experience straight teeth without the discomfort experienced by those who wear traditional braces.
How Invisalign Works
Invisalign works the same way traditional braces do: by applying pressure to teeth to guide them into a preferred position. The Invisalign company will create a series of clear aligner trays for your upper and lower teeth; these trays must be worn 20-22 hours each day to be effective. Each set of aligner trays is worn for about two weeks, every set taking you closer and closer to your desired results.
Caring for Your Teeth During Invisalign Treatment
One of the benefits of Invisalign is that the aligner trays can be removed for cleaning. To keep your teeth free of plaque (and avoid tooth decay and gum disease), you’ll need to brush your teeth after every meal, floss daily, and clean your aligner trays.