Invisalign is a commonly known treatment for alignment, as its major advantage is the transparency it offers.
Invisalign: A Clear Dental Realignment Procedure that Works
A great advantage of Invisalign is the simplicity of the whole procedure. There is no longer a need to go through an extensive and time-consuming procedure to achieve the smile you want. Invisalign is revolutionary because it aligns your teeth in a flexible and versatile manner.
To get a better understanding of how Invisalign is superior as a dental realignment system, the following are some more details on what the aligners are, how they work, and the benefits you can expect.
How Invisalign Works
Invisalign is applied to the teeth by our dentist, fitted tightly, leaving no room for the aligners to move. Once it is applied, the natural tension in the appliance starts to pull the teeth in the needed direction. The material from which they are made is completely clear and blends with the natural color of your teeth.
Practical Benefits of Invisalign
Following are additional benefits of the Invisalign treatment:
The aligners are virtually invisible unless observed closely due to its strong, clear material. They are very versatile and can be worn throughout the day, except when eatting. Generally, the Invisalign aligners can be worn for drinking, although it is better to take them off if you are consuming hot drinks, as the temperature may affect the durability of the aligners.
For food, simply take off the aligners and continue eating as usual. When it is time to apply them once again, make sure that the mouth is rinsed thoroughly, and that there is no food debris left.
Due to the custom molding that is done by our dentist, they contour to your mouth perfectly. The fit provides much better alignment since there is more surface area through which the pressure is applied, which results in better adjustment. The greater surface area also means that your entire natural smile moves as one. This helps in getting a more even alignment.
They suit an active lifestyle quite well since they do not require the person wearing them to be very careful with what they eat. All one needs to do is take off the appliances prior to eating. It is best to brush your teeth before inserting the aligners, to ensure that no food debris remains before you reinsert the aligners.
Now that you know how Invisalign works, it’s time to see whether this is the right solution for you. Our dentist will help guide you by first carrying out a comprehensive exam of your whole mouth. Once we understand the condition of your oral health and your teeth and gums, we can move on to making a decision about your course of treatment.