Have you or your teen put off straightening your teeth because you don’t want to wear noticeable metal braces? We completely understand! You shouldn’t have to miss out on a straight, beautiful smile. With Invisalign®, you can discreetly straighten your teeth and achieve your dream smile! Here’s what you need to know about Invisalign!
What Is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a clear orthodontic treatment that uses plastic, retainer-like trays to straighten teeth in increments. Patients will get a box full of aligners based on precise, digital impressions of their teeth. They will need to wear each set of aligners for at least two weeks until their teeth move to fit them comfortably. After two weeks, they will graduate to their next set of aligners. In no time at all, patients will complete their final set and be able to flaunt a brand-new smile! Invisalign is a popular orthodontic treatment that provides a variety of benefits for patients. Invisalign has:
- Clear trays so most people won’t even notice them
- Shorter treatment times on average compared to braces
- Soft, smooth trays that won’t irritate cheeks and gums
- Removable trays so you can eat and drink as well as clean your teeth easily
If your teeth are crooked or your bite is off, chances are you are a great candidate for Invisalign! The main stipulation for Invisalign is age. Teens and adults are the ideal age group for Invisalign because it requires some responsibility to ensure the aligners are worn for at least 24 hours a day and aren’t misplaced!