Millions of smiles around the world come compliments of Invisalign®. The FDA-approved system straightens teeth using a series of individually designed, removable, clear plastic aligners. Since 1998, this innovative system has been used to correct a wide- range of orthodontic issues, including, underbites, overbites, and overcrowding.
1. Can correct a wide range of issues
Invisalign can correct more alignment flaws than you may realize. Here are some of the most common:
- Open bites
- Crowded teeth
- Protruding teeth
2. Aesthetic appeal
Smile widely in those holiday photos. No mouthful of metal. In fact, no one but you and your dentist at The Glen Dental will know you’re wearing Invisalign (and they won’t tell).
3. Little to no discomfort
With their sharp wires, metal braces can cut or scrape your gums, and even, tongue. With Invisalign, there is little to no discomfort. The smooth plastic makes it feel like nothing is out of the norm for most patients.
4. Eat what you like
Love gum, popcorn, nuts, or corn on the cob? The usual food restrictions that accompany metal braces don’t apply when you have Invisalign. You can still enjoy all of your favorites aligners are removed to eat and drink.
5. Easier oral hygiene
It’s tough to brush and floss when braces. As a result, patients frequently find they have a mouthful of cavities when their metal braces come off. Not so with Invisalign. Just remove the aligners and follow your normal dental hygiene regiment. Aligners should be rinsed with water when removed to prevent dry saliva and plaque from developing into a foul-smelling bacteria. Aligners should also be soaked daily in either denture cleaner or the official Invisalign cleaning crystals. They can also be washed with a clear anti-bacterial soft soap and water.
6. Fewer trips to the dentist
Traditional braces typically require adjustments every few weeks. While new Invisalign trays are worn every 2-3 weeks, often the dentist or orthodontist provides a few of these sets at a time, along with instructions as to when they need to be changed. Also, wires can break, requiring extra time off work and school for repairs.
Want to know if you’re a candidate for Invisalign? Call (408) 816-1008 for a consultation today or request an appointment online.