There was a time when the only way to get crooked teeth straightened was with braces. However, today there are quicker and easier options available to all who seek a straighter smile. Invisalign is comfortable than wearing traditional metal braces and actually yields a much shorter treatment time. Best of all, the clear Invisalign aligners are practically invisible- helping you to smile more brightly and confidently.
Invisalign may sometimes be called clear braces, but the aligners are not braces and actually work much differently. Invisalign aligners are trays that are custom fit over your teeth and are completely clear, making it very hard for anyone to know you are wearing them unless they are very close. Invisalign trays are removable, and you take them out when you eat and when you brush your teeth. This means you no longer have to worry about sticky gum and foods sticking to your braces and wreaking havoc! The trays themselves are cleaned separately, and about every two weeks during your treatment you get a new set.
With all of the benefits of Invisalign, you may wonder if they work as well as braces at straightening the teeth. In most cases, the answer is yes. Braces are still best for cases of severe bite problems or when teeth need to be rotated or moved vertically, but for most people who need horizontal movement of their teeth to straighten them, Invisalign is a great option. Invisalign is ideal for adults who are hesitant to wear metal braces. Invisalign Teen is specifically designed for teenagers. Young people who have most of their permanent teeth can get Invisalign.
While treatment with braces can take years, Invisalign straightens your teeth in about a year or even less! Invisalign does require consistency on your part. You should wear them as much as possible, including while you are sleeping for maximum results. They must be removed for cleaning, brushing your teeth, and for eating, but they should be worn at all other times. The more you wear your aligners, the better they will work and the sooner you can finish treatment and have beautiful, straight teeth and smile!
If you would like to learn more about Invisalign aligners, how they work and if they are right for you, the first step is to call for a consultation appointment with the professionals at DC Dental Spa today. If you thought traditional metal braces were your only option for straighter teeth, you may be in for a pleasant surprise with Invisalign!