Many people who need braces to straighten their teeth dread the prospect of wearing such devices. That’s understandable, considering the amount of teasing that a person may have to endure while wearing it. It can be quite embarrassing, and over time, can destroy a person’s self-confidence and self-esteem.But then there’s always Invisalign. It’s a series of aligners that people can wear which doesn’t involve wires, brackets, and bands. It doesn’t diminish the quality of your smile when you wear it. That’s because as its name implies, the device is virtually invisible. These aligners have been molded and designed to be unnoticeable. How Does It Work? The Invisalign system uses a series of aligners that are transparent, so that people see your teeth and not the aligners. You use each aligner for about 2 weeks and then change them for the next aligner in the series. Over time, these aligners move your teeth little by little until your teeth are in their proper position as determined by your orthodontist. Unlike metal braces, these aligners are extremely comfortable to wear. They are easily removable as well, so you can discreetly take them off before you eat and drink, and before you brush or floss your teeth. Invisalign Benefits Invisalign offers numerous benefits that standard braces cannot provide:
- As they’re invisible, they will not affect your appearance at work, when you wish to be taken seriously when meeting with clients or when conducting a board meeting. They also don’t detract from your appearance when you’re meeting new people at a party or when you’re on a first date.
- The Invisalign aligners are eminently comfortable, as they do not have metal bands and wires that can cause mouth irritation.
- They’re easily removed when you need to eat, so that you won’t have to worry about having food stuck in your braces. You can also remove them when you brush your teeth.