Many adults who suffer from overbites, underbites, crowding, or some other orthodontic problem often shy away from braces, because they’re embarrassed to be seen with them. Fortunately, Invisalign is an effective way to realign a person’s teeth quickly, and quietly. Here’s what you might want to know.
The Aligners Are Totally Clear
As its name implies, Invisalign uses totally clear, transparent, nearly invisible aligners to straighten a person’s teeth. You simply wear them for between 20 and 22 hours a day (you can take them out for meals, or for other short periods), and let them gently correct your bite. They’re Easy to Clean
For most people, it’s hard enough to take care of their teeth. One in four adults don’t brush twice a day — including a third of men — and only about half of adults say they visit their dentist every six months. Unfortunately, this leads to oral diseases. Believe it or not, pediatric dental disease is about five times more common than asthma, and about seven times more common than hay fever. When you have metal braces, cleaning your teeth can be a downright struggle, but with Invisalign, it’s not hard. You simply take your aligners out, brush your teeth, clean the aligners, and there you go.
They Work Quickly
Invisalign works fast. Most people who use metal braces to correct their teeth need to have them on for about 18 months to about three whole years. Invisalign’s clear aligners need only 12 months to fix a person’s teeth. That means that if you got them today, then just one year from now you can have a perfectly straight smile.Talk to one of your area’s cosmetic dentists about Invisalign to learn more about how it can effectively, quickly, and quietly realign your teeth. These orthodontists are there to help you, after all. If you have any questions about Invisalign and what it can do for you, feel free to share in the comments.