Want to straighten your teeth but would rather the whole world didn’t know that’s what you were doing every time you smile? Modern orthodontics has given you a way to do just that thanks to Invisalign®! Invisalign is a clear aligner therapy that has helped literally millions of people straighten their teeth discreetly.
Basics of Invisalign
Invisalign is classified as clear aligner therapy. This means that it’s a system that uses clear aligners, which are plastic trays that fit over your teeth. Think about the kinds of trays used for teeth whitening, and that’s similar! Since these trays are clear, they blend in quite nicely with your teeth and are much less noticeable than braces.
How Invisalign Works
You’re probably familiar with the brackets and wires of traditional braces that pull teeth into their proper positions. Invisalign works a bit differently by pushing teeth into place through its series of specially designed aligners. Each aligner is custom-made to gradually move your teeth in a specific direction. As you make your way through your series of aligners, your teeth get closer and closer to their straight positions.
While the fact that Invisalign lets you discreetly straighten your teeth is its biggest draw, there are a number of other advantages to this orthodontic treatment. For one, the aligners are removable. Not only does this make brushing and flossing your teeth easy, but it also means you can still eat without food restrictions since there’s no worry of bits getting caught in the hardware. Another plus is that the aligners are made from a smooth plastic, so they’re gentle on your mouth. Most patients find them extremely comfortable.
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