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How Does Invisalign Work? What Are Its Advantages?

July 29, 2016

Filed under: Uncategorized — drjones @ 9:15 am

You want straighter teeth, but you don’t want to sacrifice your smile to metal brackets and wires in the process. But more people than ever before are wearing braces these days. Wondering what it’s like? Read these chuckle-worthy interviews of adult braces wearers to find out. Almost all of them agree — the promise of straight teeth and a more confident smile make orthodontics worth it. And with current options like Invisalign, it’s never been easier to straighten your teeth subtly. What is Invisalign? How does it work? And what are the advantages of clear braces? Dr. Adam Jones explains more in the video below.

How Does Invisalign Work?

Like Dr. Jones explains, Invisalign works using a series of clear plastic trays that fit snugly around your teeth. The aligners are created according to your unique orthodontic needs, designed to place pressure on different teeth throughout the treatment. To create your treatment, we take x-rays and impressions of your teeth to determine the best way to reposition them. This information is sent to the Invisalign lab, which manufactures your trays and ships them directly to you. You wear the trays for the majority of the day, removing them to eat, brush, and floss. The average Invisalign treatment lasts one year — often half the time of metal braces.

What’s It Like to Wear Invisalign?

Here’s what you can expect when you have Invisalign. You will need to wear the aligners for at least 22 hours every day. When you wake up in the morning, brush the aligners and your teeth for a fresh start to your day. You can discreetly slip the aligners out before meals and snacks throughout the day, just make sure you brush your teeth before putting your trays back in. Every two weeks, you’ll advance to the next aligner in the series, gradually progressing through the treatment on your way to a better, more beautiful smile.

Invisalign Is the Clear Winner

When comparing Invisalign and traditional braces, the advantages of Invisalign are clear. First of all, just like the name suggests, Invisalign is practically invisible. And because the aligners are removable, you can give that big presentation without feeling like people are focusing more on your braces than what you are saying.

You also visit the dentist less with Invisalign — just attend a routine checkup every six weeks so we can make sure everything is progressing like it should. That means you get to spend less time thinking about your braces and more time living your life. Busy professionals know the benefits of Invisalign are significant.

If you’re wondering whether or not Invisalign is right for you, chances are good the answer is yes. Invisalign corrects most orthodontic issues, like gapped or crowded teeth, or bite misalignments like crossbite, underbite, and overbite. Older teens can also undergo orthodontic treatment with Invisalign. We want to help you benefit from Invisalign — contact Vero Implant and Esthetic Dentistry to schedule an appointment today!

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