Many people with crooked teeth dread the prospect of wearing braces. This is understandable, considering the amount of teasing a person may have to endure while wearing them. It can be quite embarrassing, and over time, possibly destroy a person’s self-confidence or self-esteem.
But now there’s Invisalign, a series of clear aligners that people can wear that don’t involve wires, brackets, and bands. Invisalign doesn’t diminish the quality of your smile, because as its name implies, the device is virtually invisible. These aligners have been moulded and designed to be virtually unnoticeable.
How Does It Work?
The Invisalign system uses a series of aligners that are transparent so people see your teeth and not the aligners. You use each aligner for about 2 weeks, then change to the next aligner in the series. Over time, the aligners move your teeth little by little until your teeth are properly aligned as determined by your orthodontist. Unlike metal braces, these aligners are extremely comfortable to wear. They are also easy to remove and can be discreetly taken off before eating or drinking, or before you brush or floss your teeth.
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.
Is Invisalign for You?
Many common orthodontic issues in adults and teens can be corrected with Invisalign aligners. The series of aligners can correct minor problems or provide even extensive improvements in order to straighten your teeth and realign your bite. These can correct underbites, overbites, and even crossbites. They can be used to deal with widely spaced or overly crowded teeth. If you have any of these issues, Invisalign may be the solution. All you need is an orthodontist certified to provide Invisalign aligners. These aligners can be part of any orthodontic treatment plan.