To learn more about this innovative teeth straightening alternative, take a closer look at the system and its advantages, below.
Facts About Invisalign
Here are some interesting facts about Invisalign:
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 into your mouth.
Traditional metal braces cannot be removed at any time during treatment, but Invisalign is detachable. The aligners can be easily removed, all of which facilitates keeping them and your teeth clean.
Comfort and Wearability
Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible. This is because they are made of a strong, transparent material that make them both comfortable and effective.
Duration of Treatment
Teeth straightening with traditional braces usually takes longer to complete. The duration of an Invisalign treatment is flexible and varies from patient to patient.
Invisalign aligners are made of BPA-free plastic, which does not contain ingredients considered dangerous to your health.
Misconceptions About Invisalign Braces
Below are some erroneous ideas about treatment with Invisalign:
Need for Retainers
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.
Invisalign and traditional braces work in a similar fashion. They are both straightening devices and both take time to straighten and align your teeth. It is possible to straighten your teeth with Invisalign, but this process takes time and the length varies from person to person.
Invisalign Is 100% Invisible
The biggest misconception about Invisalign is that no one can see the aligners. In truth, they are virtually invisible from afar, but upon close examination, yes, the aligners can be seen.
Invisalign Is for Everyone
Our professional dentist is the one who knows how to work with 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 with severe alignment issues are not typically a good fit for Invisalign.
Staining is a major issue when using traditional braces because some foods and beverages may stick to your teeth, the brackets and the 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. With Invisalign, you get to eat and drink everything you like and not worry about leaving bracket stains. Simply remove your aligners before consuming anything and practice an excellent dental hygiene routine.
If you're interested in a discreet and convenient alignment treatment, Invisalign may be right for you! Find out by scheduling a consultation with our dentist at Neibauer Dental Care. They'll be able to evaluate your smile and determine which alignment methods match your needs. Arrange a visit to our Brandywine, Maryland, dental office today by calling 301-542-9938.