Seven Benefits of Using Invisalign®
Misaligned, crowded, crooked teeth are a dental challenge. These dental imperfections affect your dental appearance as well as dental health. Fixing these crowded and crooked teeth is crucial to your oral health. Fortunately, we have different orthodontic devices, including clear braces, to help correct the teeth and move them to the correct position.
Although Invisalign is commonly used as a generic term for clear braces, it Is a brand name. These braces are made of a thermoplastic material that is easy to manipulate to create the perfect shape. These clear braces offer great benefits that include:
- Clear Braces Are Aesthetically Pleasing
One disadvantage of metal braces is that they contain visible wires. The Invisalign braces are curved from clear plastic, meaning they are barely noticeable.
- Maintaining Oral Hygiene is Easy
Most orthodontic devices, such as metal and lingual braces, tend to trap food between the wires. This makes it hard to clean the braces and also provides a perfect environment for the bacteria to grow. Because the clear braces are removable, you can easily clean them and remove any food buildup. Here are a few cleaning instructions to follow:
- Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and cold water to rinse. Please do not use toothpaste because it is too abrasive for the braces.
- Rinse the braces before Putting them back on
- Always keep the braces moist by soaking them in the water when you are not wearing them.
- The Invisalign Braces Are Comfortable and Convenient
Invisalign aligners move your teeth gently without the unattractive brackets and wires. Furthermore, they do not lean on the gums, which irritates them. Also, the material used is biocompatible and is easy on the gums.
- No Food Restrictions
The conventional braces come with a few food restrictions because they trap food easily. Using the Invisalign braces gives you the freedom to eat the foods you like. You only need to remove the braces when eating and drinking.
- Clear Braces have Less Treatment Time
The Invisalign braces are worn for 22 hours every day for good results. Unlike the metal braces, the clear braces start showing positive results within six months of beginning the cosmetic treatment. However, the treatment time may, on average last for 18 months.
Traditional braces treatment may last 24 months because they move the roots too.
- Clear Braces Correct Different Orthodontic Problems
Clear aligners correct moderate orthodontic problems such as gaps in between your teeth, crossbite, overbite, and underbite. However, if you have severe dental malocclusion, the dentist may recommend other forms of treatment.
- Saves Time
Invisalign treatment involves using a set of aligners at a 14-day interval each set. This means you do not need constant visits to the dental clinic for adjustments.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What Does the Invisalign Treatment Involved?
The Invisalign treatment is done in three steps:
- Mapping of the treatment process
The dentist will examine your dental structure, and using a 3D scanner and software; we will map out the treatment. The software helps us to determine the pressure to be applied and the time the treatment will take. The 3D dental impression is taken to the lab to make the braces.
- The commencement of the treatment process
Our dentist will give you different sets of aligners to be worn for 22 hours every day, 14 days each set. The dental assessment appointments are set every six weeks for monitoring.
- The retention phase
After the Invisalign treatment is done, the dentist will give you a retainer that helps to hold the teeth in the new position.
Q. What to expect During the Orthodontic Treatment?
The braces are not painful, but you will have slight discomfort when you first wear the braces and every time you change them. This is because of the pressure applied to move the teeth. The discomfort does not last for long, and therefore you do not need any medication.
Schedule an Appointment
Invisalign aligners deliver fast results, are subtle, and customized to suit your dental needs. Visit Susan J. Curley DDS for more information on Invisalign treatment.