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How does Invisalign Work?

November 23rd, 2022

Orthodontic treatment has come a long way since the days of metal braces. Today, there are many different types of treatments that can be used to straighten teeth, including clear braces like Invisalign.

But how does Invisalign work?

Invisalign is a type of clear aligner that is virtually invisible when worn. It is made from a clear, medical-grade plastic that is custom-made to fit your teeth. Unlike metal braces, Invisalign aligners are removable, so you can take them out to eat, brush your teeth, and floss as usual.

The Invisalign treatment process starts with a consultation with your dentist or orthodontist. During the consultation, your dentist will examine your teeth and talk to you about your treatment options. If you decide to proceed with Invisalign, impressions of your teeth will be made in order to create your custom aligners.

You will be given a series of aligners to wear, each one slightly different from the previous ones. As you wear each set of aligners, your teeth will gradually shift into the desired position. The entire process usually takes about 12 months, but this can vary depending on the individual.

After your treatment is complete, you will need to wear a retainer in order to keep your teeth in their new position. Wearing a retainer is important in order to maintain your results.

The Invisalign treatment process is generally very smooth and convenient. However, like with any orthodontic treatment, there are some potential side effects that you should be aware of. These side effects are usually mild and temporary.

They may include:

* Soreness or discomfort: You may experience some soreness or discomfort when you first start wearing your aligners. This is normal and should go away within a few days. If the soreness persists, talk to your orthodontist.

* Irritation of the gums: The aligners may cause some irritation of the gums. This is usually temporary and will go away as your gums get used to the aligners.

* Dry mouth: You may experience dry mouth while wearing your aligners. This is because the aligners cover your teeth and reduce the amount of saliva that can reach your teeth. To help alleviate this, drink plenty of water.

Benefits Of Invisalign

Invisalign offers many benefits over traditional braces, including:

Aesthetics: One of the biggest advantages of Invisalign is that they are virtually invisible. This means that you can straighten your teeth without anyone knowing that you are doing so.

Comfort: Invisalign aligners are made from a smooth, comfortable plastic that will not irritate your gums or cheeks as metal braces can. They are also removable, so you can take them out if you need to.

Convenience: Because Invisalign aligners are removable, you can eat whatever you want and brush and floss your teeth as usual. You will not have to worry about food getting stuck in your braces or dealing with the discomfort of metal braces.

Invisalign is an effective and convenient way to straighten your teeth. If you are looking for an alternative to traditional braces, Invisalign may be the right choice for you. Talk to your orthodontist to see if Invisalign is a good option for you.

What Are The Alternatives To Invisalign?

If Invisalign is not the right choice for you, there are other options available. Traditional metal braces are still an option for many people. Ceramic braces are another option that is less visible than metal braces but more visible than Invisalign aligners. There are also clear aligners like ClearCorrect that work similarly to Invisalign but may be a more affordable option.

Traditional Metal Braces

Traditional metal braces are the most common type of braces and have been used for many years. They are made from metal brackets that are glued to your teeth and connected with a wire. Metal braces can be adjusted to apply different amounts of force to your teeth in order to move them into the desired position.

Ceramic Braces

Ceramic braces are made from clear or tooth-colored brackets that are less visible than metal braces. They are attached to your teeth in the same way as metal braces but use a clear or tooth-colored wire. Ceramic braces may be a good option if you are looking for an alternative to metal braces that are less visible.

Clear Aligners

Clear aligners, like Invisalign, are made from a clear, medical-grade plastic that is custom-made to fit your teeth. They are virtually invisible when worn and are removable for eating, brushing, and flossing. Clear aligners are an effective way to straighten teeth but may be more expensive than other options.

Who Might Need Invisalign?

Invisalign is a good option for people who are looking for an alternative to traditional metal braces. It can be used to treat a variety of orthodontic issues such as crowding, spacing, and bite problems. Invisalign may also be a good choice for people who have sensitive teeth or gums. Talk to your dentist to see if Invisalign is right for you.

Why Choose Us?

If you are considering Invisalign, it is important to choose an experienced orthodontist who has been specifically trained in the treatment. At CD Dental Care, our team of expert dentists have extensive experience in treating patients with Invisalign. We will work with you to create a treatment plan that is tailored to your specific needs and goals.

We use the latest technology and techniques to ensure that you get the best possible results from your treatment. We also offer a wide range of financing options to make Invisalign affordable for everyone.Schedule a consultation today to see if Invisalign is right for you!

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