Invisalign is an elective orthodontic treatment that is mostly preferred by patients due to its esthetic appearance and ease of wear with the freedom of being able to remove the aligners at any time. This freedom comes with the need for the patient to have a strong sense of compliance since it is necessary to wear the aligners for a minimum of 22 hours a day in order to achieve desired results and the final goal of straight teeth.
Invisalign treatment consists of a series of clear aligners that are custom made for an individual’s teeth. The nearly invisibility of the aligners allows them to be almost undetectable so others do not really know the patient is going through any orthodontic treatment.
The aligners should ideally only be removed for eating, drinking, brushing and flossing.
A lot of patients improve their home care oral hygiene and also it has been noticed that patients have become healthier by decreasing their constant snacking through the day.
Another benefit of Invisalign is that, unlike metal braces, it will not scratch the inside of your cheeks or bother your lips. Also, with Invisalign there is no foreseen dental emergency since there are no wires to poke you or brackets that may fall off. The material is FDA approved and it is safe against allergic reactions sometimes reported with metals.
It is fast and easy to adjust to the clear aligners. Depending on your case you may be able to take several sets of aligners home and change them yourself every two weeks which decreases the amount of times you need to take a trip to your dentist.
Invisalign is the best orthodontic treatment for patients who are looking for a discreet solution with the least amount of discomfort and the maximum amount of flexibility in terms of being able to remove them if absolutely necessary. You can take them out to play an instrument or play sports for instance. Depending on your bite, Invisalign can be an excellent method for straightening your teeth and providing you with the beautiful smile you so desire.
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