One of the easiest, most discreet solutions to misaligned teeth is Invisalign®, a system of clear, removable aligners. If you’d like to enhance your smile without wearing traditional braces, visit us, Dr. Blanco and his team have years of experience using Invisalign to give patients their perfect smiles. To find out if you could benefit from Invisalign aligners, call today or book an appointment online.
Invisalign is an exceptionally effective way of straightening teeth for adults of all ages and teens. The Invisalign system consists of multiple clear aligners. Your dentist makes an impression of your teeth so that the dental lab can create a series of aligners specifically for you.
The Invisalign aligners consist of a strong thermoplastic material that’s flexible enough to be comfortable when you wear your aligners for long periods. The thermoplastic is virtually invisible, offering a far more discreet way of straightening your teeth than traditional metal braces.
You wear your Invisalign aligners for 22 hours a day. Every two weeks, you move to the next set of aligners in the series. Over the following months, your Invisalign aligners slowly move your teeth into place. They make one slight adjustment at a time, targeting specific teeth.
This gradual progression helps your teeth stay comfortable as they move them into position. When your Invisalign treatment ends, your teeth should be beautifully straight. Patients with more complicated misalignments might need attachments or ridges to ensure that their teeth move perfectly into place.
Invisalign offers several significant benefits. You might prefer Invisalign because of the system’s convenience compared to traditional braces. You simply take the aligners out, then brush and floss your teeth as usual, with no need for additional cleaning tools.
There’s less risk of stained teeth, which can be a problem with metal braces that are difficult to clean. You only wear your Invisalign aligners for 22 hours a day, taking them out to eat or for important events like a date or work presentation.
Because the aligners move your teeth slowly into place and focus on one or two teeth at a time, the process is more comfortable than wearing metal braces.
Perhaps the most significant advantage of Invisalign is that the aligners are clear, so no one will be aware you’re straightening your teeth.
The team recommends that you remove your aligner and rinse them with cold water and soap every day. You can brush the aligners with a soft toothbrush.
You should also see your dentist for checkups to ensure your teeth are straightening as intended.
To find out more, call us ask about Invisalign or book an appointment online today.