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What is Invisalign? How Does it Work? And is it Right for You?

If you’re looking for a way to straighten your teeth without the embarrassing appearance or hassle of braces, Invisalign is probably a great option for you.

Relatively new compared to braces, Invisalign is more comfortable and more convenient than its metallic counterpart. At the same time it is less conspicuous—allowing you to straighten your teeth without announcing it to the world.

It’s unlikely that you’ve ever noticed anyone using this treatment. Yet, you very well may have witnessed its effects and failed to notice. If you’re looking for a teeth straightening solution, this is one you have to learn more about.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a modern teeth-straightening process that uses plastic aligners to move teeth into alignment discreetly. These aligners are custom-fit and transparent.

Corrections are made little by little—eventually culminating in your ideal smile. These aligners are removable and nearly invisible, which makes them a great option for stealthy teeth straightening.

How does it work?

Invisalign uses custom-fit alignment sets to gradually push your teeth into the desired placement.

The specifics are determined by a 3D scan of your teeth evaluated by Invisalign as well as your dentist or orthodontist. Once a plan has been decided on, it usually takes five to seven weeks for your alignment sets to arrive.

On average, between twelve and twenty different sets are used throughout the Invisalign process. Each set is worn for about two weeks. Generally, you are given three to four sets at a time, so it’s only necessary to go see your dental health care provider around every six to eight weeks.

This allows for the gradual, but consistent transformation of your teeth. The entirety of the procedure normally lasts between six months and a year and a half.

Why choose Invisalign?

For teens and adults embarrassed by the idea of braces, Invisalign can be the perfect option for discretion. However, the advantages don’t stop there.

Braces and Invisalign are similar in that they are generally slow, steady processes. They also cost about the same. However, the details make all the difference.

The main thing is this:

Once a metal apparatus is attached to your mouth, you’re committed until it comes off. Invisalign requires no such commitment. You can take out Invisalign aligners whenever you feel it is necessary.

The removability of the Invisalign aligners allows for freedoms that the wearers of braces simply don’t have. Though simple in concept, the Invisalign system requires cutting edge technology.

How to get started

Invisalign is one of the most popular orthodontic procedures around.

Invisalign has recently gained momentum and acclaim from both health-care professionals as well as patients. However, there is nothing experimental about it. Invisalign has been around for over ten years.

If you’re ready to begin your journey towards a confident smile full of beautiful straight teeth (or you would like to know more) your best option is to get in touch with a dental care professional who has experience with Invisalign.

As a preferred provider of Invisalign for years, Drescher & Cohen D.D.S. has had 100s of people obtain the smile they’ve always wanted. Don’t hesitate to contact us today with questions.

Last modified on Monday, 11 March 2019 13:52

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