Think you may need braces and are wondering if Invisalign is a good option? The straight answer to your questions is, yes. Here, our dentists explain why.
What Is Invisalign?
Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment option that includes sets of custom-made clear aligners to help shift your teeth into the desired position.
Unlike traditional metal braces, they are easy to use, comfortable and almost invisible. Invisalign can help to correct gaps between your teeth, crowding of teeth and misalignment issues.
How Invisalign Works
If you picture a typical teeth whitening tray, you’re close to understanding what your Invisalign aligners will look like.
Your dentist will begin by taking a dental impression of your mouth, and then Invisalign technicians will create a set of custom aligners just for you to encourage your teeth to move to their new spaces.
You will switch aligners about once every two weeks, until the desired result is achieved.
Why Invisalign Works
Invisalign basically works because your aligners will apply consistent, gentle pressure and force. Instead of moving your teeth all at once, each phase of your Invisalign treatment focuses on a few of your teeth at a time.
By switching aligners every two weeks, each of your teeth will get exactly the right amount of pressure for the right amount of time.
Think of the treatment as gently moving your teeth and guiding them into their new position and leaving you with a straighter smile.