Are you unhappy with your smile? Does the thought of braces turn you off? Not to worry,there’s a new technology available that will fix your smile in a way that you won’t even notice. Invisalign is a true breakthrough dental technology.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a clear (or invisible) dental aligner. In simple terms, it is a clear retainer that is custom designed to perfectly fit every tooth in your smile and to realign your teeth over time. Invisalign is perfect for adults who are conscious about their looks. It works best for people with mild or minor alignment or spacing issues.
How does Invisalign work?
A dentist will take a look at your smile with an imprint or a 3D scan and decide on the best course of action to correct misaligned or incorrectly spaced teeth. He’ll start you off on a first aligner, and over time, he will change aligners as your teeth slowly move into their correct positions. Typically, you will change aligners every week and have a consultation with your dentist every six weeks. At every consultation, you will be able to see how your smile is growing from drab to fab. Invisalign treatments can last for 10 to 24 months, depending on how badly your bite is off or how crooked your teeth are. If you had braces as a kid and need a simple re-alignment, you may get away with a treatment plan for as little as ten weeks.
What can be treated with Invisalign?
Invisalign can treat a host of dental problems such as:
- Gapped teeth
- Open bites
- Overly crowded teeth
- Cross bites
What are the benefits of Invisalign?
Besides being less noticeable than metal braces, you can remove Invisalign retainers while eating and brushing teeth. This means no dietary restrictions for fear of getting food stuck in your braces and no advanced flossing. You can also take them out if you’re participating in contact sports where you need to use a mouth guard. But remember, you have to wear them for 20 – 22 hours per day. Cleaning your Invisalign aligner is just as easy. Whether using the Invisalign kit or simply brushing and rinsing them, cleaning your aligner is easy and straightforward.
The health benefits of
Besides the confidence that goes along with a healthy and beautiful smile, there are several health benefits to having straight teeth. Teeth that are too crowded or too far apart can result in unhealthy, red and swollen gums. Straight teeth mean that your gums fit perfectly around your teeth and this lowers the risk of gum disease. Straight teeth are also easier to brush and floss, removing any bacteria and plaque that can cause gum disease and tooth decay.
A happy smile is a happy life. With benefits such as boosting your confidence and improving your oral health, straightening your teeth with Invisalign is without a doubt one of the best gifts you ca
n give yourself. Invisalign is the best option for discreetly straightening your teeth.
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