Invisalign is increasingly becoming a popular alternative to traditional metal braces. Still, you want to know as much as possible about this treatment to make an informed decision. Here’s a more in-depth look at how Invisalign aligners work.
Are Invisalign Aligners and How Do They Work?
Invisalign is an invisible teeth-straightening treatment. This type of treatment is all thanks to technological advancements, which facilitate 3-D computer imaging. That way, you can have a series of custom-made, clear aligners that you wear over time to gradually align your teeth. That means you’ll have to change to a new set of aligners every few weeks until your smile is as perfect as you want it to be. You’ll need to wear Invisalign aligners for at least 22 hours each day to get the desired results.
What Happens When I’m Wearing These Aligners?
When you’re wearing Invisalign aligners, they apply controlled force to your teeth so that they gently move into the desired position over the course of your treatment. Since each aligner is custom-made, they will feel snug and tight when you first weigh them. The good news is the aligners are made from smooth thermoplastic, so they are bound to feel more comfortable than metal braces. How long this takes depends on the state of your teeth. You’re encouraged to wear your aligners at all times, except when you’re eating and drinking.
What Are the Benefits of Invisalign?
According to the National Library of Medicine, Invisalign has a satisfaction rate of over 96%, which is very impressive indeed. This makes sense, given that Invisalign is associated with many benefits. For instance, these aligners are virtually invisible, removable, and more comfortable compared to traditional metal braces. If you want a more discreet look, you’ll appreciate these clear aligners made from medical-grade plastic. You can take them off as needed, which helps facilitate better oral health because it’s easier to clean and floss your teeth as usual. In addition, you can eat and drink whatever you want as long as you take off the aligners beforehand.
This information should give you the bigger picture of how Invisalign works. Now that you know what to expect, the next step involves scheduling your consultation. Contact us to learn more.