Invisalign is a sophisticated orthodontic treatment using clear plastic aligners to straighten teeth gently. Many potential patients want to know whether Invisalign is worth investing their time and money in.
This blog will explain how the system works and share its advantages, giving you information that can help you decide whether this treatment is right for you.
How Invisalign Works
Invisalign is a proven system that uses a series of medical-grade plastic aligners to shift teeth gradually into optimal positions.
The dentist takes 3-D digital impressions of your teeth using the iTero intraoral scanner to start the process. The scanner produces better results than traditional impressions without the hassle of dealing with messy trays.
Using the 3-D data, the dentist designs the aligners, paying close attention to each tooth's movement. They send the scans and designs to the lab to make the aligners.
When the aligners arrive, your dentist will instruct you to wear a set of aligners for approximately two weeks at a time. You will then move to the next set.
You will need to wear the aligners for 20 to 22 hours daily, removing them only to eat, drink, and care for your teeth. In 12 to 18 months, you will have straight, beautiful teeth.
Advantages of Invisalign
Faster Than Braces
The aligners' constant, gentle pressure means that your teeth will move more quickly than they would with braces.
With braces, it can be challenging to keep your teeth clean. Brackets and wires get in the way of brushing and flossing. Invisalign comes out for cleaning, allowing you to keep your teeth and the aligners sparkling clean.
With Invisalign, orthodontic treatment can be a private experience. Other people are unlikely to notice you are wearing Invisalign, though they may comment positively on your changing smile.
Invisalign has no irritating wires or brackets to damage the sensitive tissues inside your mouth. The smooth plastic feels comfortable on your teeth and gums.
Invisalign can correct crooked, improperly spaced teeth and minor to moderate dental bite issues. Invisalign is just as effective as braces for many orthodontic conditions.
The Worth of Invisalign
Invisalign may cost slightly more out of pocket than traditional braces, but its many advantages mean you will get more for your money. Quick, comfortable, effective, and discreet treatment are possible with Invisalign.
Trust Us With Your Care
Smile Architects is an Invisalign Gold Plus provider with many years of experience prescribing this system. We can help you decide whether Invisalign will work in your situation and what you can expect from the treatment.
Call The Smile Architects
If you are frustrated with the appearance of your teeth, you may want to know how we can help. Call our office at 704-875-1621 for more information on Invisalign and how it can help you achieve a natural, beautiful smile.