Invisalign: The Clear Alternative to Metal Braces

Facts About Invisalign

Here are some interesting facts about Invisalign:

1. Invisalign Aligners are Removable

Traditional metal braces cannot be removed at any time during treatment. Not so with Invisalign. The aligners can be easily removed for eating, brushing, sports and more.

2. Wearability

Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible. This is because they are made of a strong, transparent material that makes them both comfortable and effective.

3. Treatment Time

The duration of an Invisalign treatment is flexible and varies from patient to patient.

4. No Harmful Toxins

Invisalign aligners are made of BPA-free plastic, which does not contain ingredients considered dangerous to your overall health.

5. Quick and Easy Care

Unlike traditional metal braces, Invisalign aligners are easy to clean. Simply pop them out, brush and floss your teeth, brush and rinse your aligners, and pop them back in.

Misconceptions about Invisalign

These are some common, yet mistaken ideas about Invisalign:

1. Invisalign is Totally Invisible

Not true. Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible from a distance, but can be easily seen if one gets up close and personal.

2. Visible Results in No Time Flat

Invisalign and traditional braces work in a similar fashion. They are both straightening devices and both take time to straighten and align your teeth. Some people have been lead to believe that, because Invisalign is so advanced, they are some sort of magical dental treatment. The straightening process takes time and the length varies from person to person.

3. Invisalign Fits Everyone

Our professional dentist is the one who knows how to manage your teeth's condition and the one who can determine if Invisalign is the most appropriate option for you. A preliminary evaluation with our dentist is important as Invisalign is not a one-size-fits-all treatment. For instance, patients allergic to the material Invisalign is made of may not be able to use it.

4. Dietary Restrictions with Invisalign

Staining is a major issue when using traditional braces. This is because some foods and beverages may stick to your teeth, brackets, and wires. Mustard, peanut butter, red wine, tea, and coffee are some of the food items you may need to avoid during treatment with metal braces. Not so with Invisalign! You get to eat and drink everything you like and not worry about staining your teeth. Simply remove your aligners before consuming anything and you'll be good to go.

5. Retainers Aren’t Needed

Whether your teeth are straightened with metal braces or Invisalign, you will still need to use a retainer after the straightening phase is complete. A retainer helps protect your teeth's new alignment by keeping them from shifting and moving.

To get the smile you desire, visit our dentist to provide you with the professional dental advice and services you deserve.