What is Invisalign?

By Reserve Dental Group
December 11, 2015
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Invisalign  

Want to straighten your teeth but don't like the look of metal braces? Invisalign offers the perfect solution to traditional braces. Dentist Dr.  Alfred W. Huber, DDS, your Boca Raton dentist, is here to share some important information about these innovative braces.What is Invisalign

How is Invisalign different than traditional braces?

Metal braces use a system of brackets and wires attached to your teeth to move them into alignment. Every four to six weeks, the wires are tightened and adjusted to guide the teeth into place. When you choose Invisalign, you'll receive a series of clear, removable trays called aligners that gently move your teeth into position.

Is Invisalign appropriate for all orthodontic issues?

If your alignment or bite options are severe, metal braces still may be the best option. Fortunately, many people who have mild to moderate problems can benefit from the Invisalign system.
Invisalign is a good option if you have one or more of the following problems:
  • Crossbite
  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Open bite
  • Crowding
  • Gaps

How long must I wear the aligners?

You'll wear the aligners all day and only take them out to eat and brush your teeth. Since the aligners are removable, you can also remove them for special events or sporting events. Approximately every two weeks, you'll put in a new aligner as part of the program. The entire process usually takes about eight months for adults. If you're a teenager, you can expect to wear Invisalign aligners for about the same amount of time you would wear traditional braces.

What are the benefits?

Most people won't be able to tell that you're wearing braces when you choose the Invisalign system. You'll never feel self-conscious about your appearance, thanks to the clear aligners. People with metal braces have to give up some of their favorite foods, like popcorn and pizza, until their braces are removed. You can continue to eat all of your favorites with Invisalign since you'll take out the aligners to eat. With no brackets or wires to worry about, brushing and flossing is much easier.
Interested in learning more about Invisalign? Call Reserve Dental Group, your Boca Raton, FL dentist at (561) 852-7773. The advantage is clear with Invisalign!