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Is Invisalign all hype or is it the real deal?

Invisalign is a series of clear, removable plastic aligners that you wear to gradually straighten your teeth. It’s been billed as the “invisible” way to get straighter teeth. They are made out of a thin, transparent thermoplastic material called polyacrylate.

Invisalign is a popular choice for many people in the world who are looking to straighten their teeth. It offers a great alternative to traditional braces and offers a more discreet solution.

But how does it work?

Your teeth are wiggled back into place one at a time making the process take up to two years. The company claims that it’s so gentle, you can eat whatever you want because there are no metal brackets or wires to cause damage to your gums and/or tooth enamel.

Invisalign has been found to be more effective than conventional braces in multiple peer-reviewed studies. And if Invisalign isn’t for you, don’t worry! There are many other options for teeth straightening.

Who can use Invisalign?

Invisalign is recommended for people with mild to moderate spacing or misalignment issues. However, if you have teeth that are severely crooked or overlap greatly, they probably aren’t a good option for you.

In order to be eligible for Invisalign, you must also have healthy gums and be in relatively good overall health. If any of the following apply to you, Invisalign may not be right for you:

  • defects in the roof of your mouth
  • retained primary teeth (baby teeth)
  • insufficient jawbone density
  • gum disease
  • TMJ disorders
  • periodontal problems

Advantages of using Invisalign over braces

When comparing braces vs Invisalign, here are some key advantages of Invisalign:

1. The appearance of your teeth.

When you use braces, the metal brackets are visible to others when you smile, talk, or eat. With Invisalign, there are no wires or metal that will be visible that can hinder how much you enjoy socializing or eating.

2. The cost.

For full treatment, it is much more affordable than traditional braces and sometimes even free depending on who you work with for your Invisalign treatment plan.

3. Treatment time.

The time it takes for straightening your teeth out is about half as long as braces! You can sit back, relax and watch your teeth straighten out over the next few years while getting ready to have an amazing smile!

4. The comfort.

Traditional braces that are made out of metal can be very irritating to your mouth, teeth, and gums because it’s constantly rubbing against them. The smooth plastic material that Invisalign aligners are made up of makes for a much more comfortable experience.

5. You have the freedom to eat whatever you want

Braces can influence what you eat so if there is an adjustment needed you would have to adjust it after eating or drinking certain things which can become annoying at times. With Invisalign, you don’t have this problem anymore! Just remove the trays when necessary and continue with your daily routine as normal.

Invisalign is truly the real deal. It offers a solution for people who are looking to improve their smiles. It provides an alternative to traditional braces, which may take years of treatment before they’re removed and could also be painful in some cases. With Invisalign, patients typically see results within 6-18 months with up to 70% of teeth straightened after just 18 months. If this sounds like something you want for your mouth, contact us today so we can help get started on our journey together.

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