Invisalign is a revolutionary product that provides patients with an alternative method for straightening teeth versus the metal braces that have been the predominant option for many decades. The treatments consist of a clear thermoplastic material, which do not contain Bisphenol-A or phthalate plasticizers. Replaced every two weeks, the aligners are designed to cause sufficient pressure on the teeth at controlled points in order to align the teeth into place.
How does the Invisalign Treatment Work?
The biggest benefit of the Invisalign treatment is, of course, that it is relatively less visible to people. Since they contain no metal parts, they are easier to keep clean and there exists less constraint on the types of foods and drinks that patients are allowed to consume during the treatment. Another general benefit is that Invisalign is typically less painful to implement than traditional metal braces. However, there might be some discomfort at first while the pressure of the aligners are working on the teeth.
Benefits of Invisalign
There are several benefits to Invisalign. One of them being that they are nearly invisible! The most advantageous, however, is that there is minimal impact of this type of treatment on your everyday life. The aligners are recommended to be worn between 20 to 22 hours a day without much effort; they are so comfortable; it rarely feels like a task!
The easily removable aligners allow you to continue brushing and flossing your teeth as you normally would. As opposed to traditional braces, you won’t be struggling to floss and brush in between brackets and wires, which can be time consuming. And to maintain good oral hygiene with this product, you can simply brush and rinse the aligners in lukewarm water.
When it is time to eat, simply remove the aligners and continue eating all the foods you love! As opposed to traditional braces, Invisalign does not have any restrictions on the types of food you eat since you don’t have to worry about anything getting stuck in your wires or brackets.
Another benefit – Invisalign allows you to continue being involved in contact sports! You don’t have to worry about sharp brackets cutting your mouth. If your sport requires wearing a protective mouth guard, simply remove your aligners for the duration of the play.
Health Benefits of Straight Teeth
– Healthier teeth and gums
– Easier cleaning
– Overall health
While Invisalign can be a great option for many patients, it should be noted that it is not always the appropriate treatment for some patients. If you are interested in corrective alignment of your teeth, the best first step is to visit your Dentist to learn the best course of action for you. At Kennedy Dental Care, we have treated many patients with both Invisalign and traditional metal brackets and had amazing success stories. We would be happy to share them with you during your visit to the office!
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