Invisalign is a popular orthodontic treatment option around the world. In the United States alone, millions of people have enjoyed straighter smiles with Invisalign treatment.
One reason that Invisalign is popular is because it is comfortable. Invisalign is constructed from thin plastic that will not scrape against soft oral structures. Since clear plastic is utilized, patients can enjoy a treatment option that is also discreet. Our dentist offers Invisalign and conventional orthodontics to patients in and around the DFW area.
What Invisalign Does
Invisalign, like other orthodontic systems, improves the positioning of teeth by applying consistent pressure. With time, Invisalign treatment can close gaps, correct rotated teeth, and improve the occlusion (bite).
How it Works
This type of orthodontic treatment involves wearing “aligners”, which are clear, plastic retainer-like appliances. Worn for about 22 hours a day, Invisalign aligners are custom made to fit snuggly over patients’ teeth. Every two weeks, a new set of aligners is received. Each set of aligners is tighter than the set worn before. As aligners continue to conform to the new and anticipated positioning of teeth, teeth will become straighter.
Benefits of Invisalign
There are quite unique benefits to choosing Invisalign for your orthodontic treatment. Beyond being inconspicuous and nearly undetectable, Invisalign is considered comfortable and convenient. The plastic used to make Invisalign will not cut into soft tissue, therefore making dental wax unnecessary.
Secondly, Invisalign is removable. This makes oral hygiene very easy to conduct and also allows for a diverse diet – including tough or chewy foods. For example, those wearing conventional braces have to thread floss behind the archwire each time they move to a new tooth whereas those wearing Invisalign can floss as they normally would when their aligners are removed.
Invisalign might not be right for every patient so it’s important to schedule a consultation with our dentist. We also offer metal and clear braces along with fast sliding braces. Call us today at Lynn Dental Care to reserve an appointment.