March 20, 2018
Invisalign is an effective method of straightening the teeth that utilizes clear plastic liners to make adjustments and improve your smile and overall oral health. Invisalign is a treatment that does not require any kind of brackets or interruptions to your life, and they are also removable and are not glued in place like traditional braces.
Why Choose Invisalign?
Invisalign are clear plastic trays that fit securely over the teeth to make adjustments and straighten the teeth. The trays can be removed, but they need to be worn for at least twenty-two hours per day in order to remain effective and work properly. The time of treatment is usually far less than the time it takes traditional braces as well, and for mild cases, they only need to be worn for approximately six months but can be worn up to eighteen months.
Maintenance is also easy. Simply remove the plastic aligner trays from your mouth and rinse them with warm water to clean them and put them back in place. You can also brush the trays with warm water as well.
Because Invisalign does not use any brackets or wires, there is no chance of food getting stuck in them. They are also a lot more comfortable than traditional braces because there are no wires which also makes it a lot easier to eat while wearing them.
Who Can Get Invisalign?
Invisalign is an effective treatment for older patients and is not recommended for younger children. If you have any bridgework or need teeth aligned vertically, then Invisalign is not the best option for your tooth straightening needs. Also, back tooth bite issues and the need for the molars to be rotated are also reasons you should not choose Invisalign.
For Invisalign to remain an effective treatment option for you, it is important that you have the discipline to clean the trays regularly and also be diligent about keeping the alignment trays over your teeth for twenty-two to twenty-four hours a day. If you remove them for extended amounts of time, it will be detrimental to the overall success of the trays being able to align and straighten the teeth correctly.
Finally, it is best to discuss all your options with an experienced and knowledgeable orthodontist, so you can find the best method of treatment to help effectively correct your smile.