Everyone wants a beautiful and healthy smile. But not everyone wants to wear braces to get it. For those who don’t want traditional metal braces, there is an alternative: Invisalign. The innovative form of treatment is great for mild to moderate orthodontic problems, allowing you to correct your smile in secret. Read below to learn more about the benefits Invisalign can offer you.
What Makes Invisalign Different from Braces?
While both braces and Invisalign place pressure on the teeth to move them, Invisalign does it without any metal pieces. Instead, it uses clear plastic aligners that look similar to plastic retainers. These aligners are made based on computer imaging of your mouth and the treatment plan designed by the software and your doctor.
How Does it Work?
As noted above, pressure is placed on the teeth to move them. With traditional braces, this would mean having the braces adjusted frequently to change the pressure. With Invisalign, it means swapping out aligners every two weeks; each aligner changes the pressure as needed to move your teeth quickly into place.
Why Should I Choose Invisalign?
Here at Smiles by AOS, we have nothing against traditional braces; they are effective and work for tough cases as well as simple ones. That said, they just aren’t for everyone. Invisalign offers some benefits over traditional braces, including:
- Invisible: no one can see the aligners so you can keep your treatment a secret
- Removable: you don’t need to learn how to brush and floss around braces, nor do you need to change your diet to accommodate them
- Comfortable: the smooth plastic does not irritate the sensitive tissues of the mouth
- Adjustable: you switch the aligners out, so you make the adjustments, eliminating trips to the office.
Is it Difficult?
Invisalign is very easy to use, but because it is removable, you need to be very responsible about your treatment. As long as you keep your aligners in when not eating, brushing, or flossing and you clean them several times a day, everything should go well. You need to remember to switch aligners to the next in the series every two weeks, but that is it. Just like that, you have the healthy, beautiful smile you have dreamed of.
So, is Invisalign right for you? Schedule your consultation to find out.
For more information on Invisalign, you can visit the Invisalign website.