Common Questions About Invisalign Clear Braces
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a great system that allows you to straighten your teeth without the use of traditional braces. This is done through the use of custom aligners, which are made of a clear, strong, medical-grade polymer that is virtually invisible when worn.
These aligners are custom-made for a precision fit. Some orthodontists and dentists have even referred to them as “contact lenses for teeth.” Once they are built to your personal prescription, they will exert pressure on the specific places that your teeth need in order to gradually shift them into alignment.
How Does Invisalign Work?
Traditional braces use wires and brackets to exert pressure on your teeth. At regular intervals, these wires are adjusted. This gradually shifts your teeth into their ideal locations.
Invisalign doesn’t use wires or brackets, so how do they actually adjust the teeth?
The secret is in the custom-crafted aligners. They are removable and come in a series. Simply take one out and replace it with the next in the series. No adjustments required.
This is made possible through 3D computer imaging technology. With this digital equipment and software, we are able to craft a treatment plan from start to finish before we make a single aligner.
We can incrementally design the actual shape of each aligner in order to provide the pressure that your teeth need. Each aligner in the series shifts just a little until your teeth reach their final destination.
What are the Benefits of Invisalign?
The Invisalign system comes with several amazing advantages.
- Invisalign is nearly invisible. No noticeable wires, brackets, or headgear.
- Invisalign is removable. You’ll be able to eat, drink, perform, speak, and play any sports or instruments without interference.
- Invisalign is easy to clean and maintain. You can brush and floss your teeth with no complications.
- Invisalign is comfortable. The high-grade polymers are designed to cause no mouth irritation and never require adjustment.
- Invisalign can be planned virtually before anything else happens. You’ll be able to see your complete dental journey from beginning to end.
Invisalign: An Adult Orthodontics Option
Braces are a common intervention among adolescents, but there are plenty of adults who need to straighten their teeth as well. Unfortunately, traditional braces are often embarrassing and frustrating, especially for working professionals.
Invisalign is an excellent option for adult orthodontics. The clear aligners mean that your treatment is your secret as you go about your busy day. You can straighten your teeth and maintain your professional persona.
What is Invisalign Express?
Not all orthodontic needs are severe or require full braces treatment. For these mild orthodontic problems, such as minor crowding and spacing, Invisalign Express is an excellent alternative. Since it’s designed for mild problems, the treatment time is generally less than six months!
Call our Dentist in Boca Raton Today!
Whether you need an adult orthodontics option or you are looking for stress-free straightening for a loved one, Invisalign may be the option you want! If you live in or around Boca Raton and are considering Invisalign treatment, call us today!