Invisalign is a popular orthodontic treatment provided by an orthodontist or a cosmetic dentist. It can help correct numerous problems with the alignment of your teeth, including underbite and overbite. Properly aligned teeth can help you maintain your overall dental health and ensure you keep your perfect smile well into the future.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign uses clear plastic trays custom-made to fit your teeth and to move them gradually into the correct position. Each tray is slightly different, and is worn for about two weeks before you move on to the next tray. After the full treatment, your teeth will be shifted into the right position, improving your bite and giving you a straighter, more attractive smile.
Invisalign is a versatile treatment, and it can address a number of alignment issues, including:
- Gaps between the teeth
Some issues might require additional treatment before Invisalign begins in order to prepare your mouth. This can include palate wideners or appliances to guide your teeth before treatment begins. Consult with your cosmetic dentist to determine the appropriate approach that will give you your best smile.
Many adults prefer Invisalign to traditional orthodontic treatment. For many, the concern about their appearance while wearing metal braces makes them reluctant to have treatment at all. This is particularly true for people who work frequently with the public, or whose livelihood depends upon public speaking or appearing on television.
With Invisalign, however, you can maintain your appearance during your treatment, because the aligner trays are made of clear plastic. They are virtually invisible while you’re wearing them. They can also be removed for short periods of time, though you should keep them in your mouth for at least 22 hours out of every 24. Invisalign is also more comfortable, since there are no metal wires or braces. Another advantage is that you can see the progress of your treatment within the first few weeks.
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