Invisalign® An Overview
“I want to straighten my crooked teeth, but do not want the embarrassment or hassle of metal braces.”
Invisalign® is a discreet, effective and minimally invasive way to straighten teeth for teens and adults that will make little to no impact on their daily lives. Ideal for patients with mild to moderate orthodontic concerns, Invisalign can correct crooked teeth and malocclusion. Invisalign uses 3-D digital technology to specially design and fabricate a series of aligners. The series of aligners is worn in succession and comfortably and gradually realigns crooked teeth.
The Benefits of Invisalign
Invisalign has changed the way dentist straighten teeth. An effective alternative to traditional metal braces, Invisalign treatment offers a range of added benefits.
- Clear Aligners: The aligners are made of a clear plastic and are designed to fit securely to the surface of the teeth. The aligners are barely visible to other people and most people will not notice the aligners at all. When properly secured in the mouth, Invisalign aligners are practically invisible. Patients are able to perform professional and socially with out much interruption.
- Provide Optimal Comfort: Made of a hard-soft plastic, Invisalign aligners cause less damage to the soft tissue and enamel of the teeth. The plastic is smooth and will not irritate or damage the gums the way metal brackets can. Because patients are able to perform their normal daily oral hygiene, patients also experience less color and enamel damage often associated with metal braces.
- Removable Aligners: The removable aligners provide several advantages. Patients are able to remove the aligners for oral hygiene, and for eating. Patients are able to enjoy a diet with out restriction and can brush and floss normally. Teeth can also be cleaned professionally during the duration of the Invisalign treatment reducing the risk of tooth decay and gum disease.
Invisalign can effectively and comfortably straighten crooked teeth. It is never too late to straighten crooked teeth. Patients enjoy a more confident and beautiful smile after treatment. They also enjoy the long term benefits of having a stable and secure oral foundation.