What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a popular choice for many teens and adults who are seeking to have straight teeth and a beautiful smile. If you are looking for a bright smile without the distraction of braces, Invisalign is the option for you.
Invisalign uses a series of clear, removable aligners that are worn a couple of weeks each. The aligner trays are manufactured specifically for you through the use of 3-D computer imaging technology. Your teeth will slowly be straightened and you will never have a wire or bracket in your mouth.
Invisalign has several major advantages over the use of braces:
- Invisalign is more comfortable than braces. The wires and brackets of braces tend to chafe at the inside of the mouth. The plastic aligner trays of Invisalign are smooth and will not poke at the inside of your mouth, lips, and gums.
- Invisalign works more quickly than braces. While braces often last for two years, the Invisalign treatment usually lasts between 9-15 months.
- Invisalign is more visually appealing than braces since their trays are transparent. They are nearly undetectable and very few people will ever realize that you have them on.
- Invisalign has fewer food restrictions than braces. While there is a long list of prohibited foods for those wearing braces, there is no such list for the users of Invisalign. The trays are easily removed for eating, so the need for restrictions does not exist.
- Invisalign makes oral hygiene much easier than with braces. Brushing and flossing around metal wires and brackets can be a real chore. Since the aligner trays are so easily removed you can carry out the same oral hygiene routine that you have always done.
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