What are the Advantages of Invisalign®?

What are the Advantages of Invisalign®?

April 1, 2022

Invisalign® are thin clear aligners used in orthodontic treatment. This aligner is manufactured from a flexible thermoplastic material known as SmartTrack. The product is designed to make orthodontic treatment less conspicuous. Although Invisalign aligners may are not completely invisible, they fit tightly over your teeth and are less noticeable than the wires and brackets of traditional braces.

Invisalign can help straighten your teeth, correct teeth crowding and spacing issues, as well as some mild and moderate bite issues. A dentist develops a sequence of aligners from impressions or digital scans of your teeth.

You should wear each set of Invisalign for about two weeks, after which you visit our dentist to get a new set of the aligner, depending on the shifting of your teeth.

You will notice that each new aligner leaves your teeth straighter.

What Are the Pros of Invisalign?

Invisalign has several advantages over other methods of aligning teeth like traditional braces. These include:

  • Aesthetic factor. Since Invisalign are clear, they are much less noticeable than braces’ wires and brackets.
  • Ease of cleaning your teeth. Invisalign is removable, making brushing normal contrary to braces which offer a challenge when brushing. However, make sure you wear them back immediately after brushing and flossing your teeth.
  • Less potential problems. Stories about braces bracket falling or wire breaking are common, leading to emergency visits to the orthodontist. With Invisalign, you won’t have to worry about these problems.
  • They are removable. Invisalign is easy to remove when need be. However, you should only remove them when eating, drinking, or brushing your teeth only. After which, they should be cleaned and worn back.

What are the Cons of Invisalign?

  • They require compliance. Invisalign gives maximum benefit when worn for 20 to 22 hours a day. It can be tempting to remove them more often, but that may compromise their effectiveness.
  • Food limitation. You may feel tooth soreness upon removal of your aligner. This feeling may limit your food choices. Hard foods are usually avoided.
  • Less effective for complex issues. Your dentist may suggest other alternative treatment options for complex problems. In addition, if you have a dental bridge, Invisalign will not be the right option for you.

How Long Do Invisalign Aligners Take to Work?

The duration that you should wear your Invisalign depends on the complexity of your orthodontic issues. For example, it may take longer for the treatment to work when dealing with complex problems such as bite issues or more complex spacing.

Can You Eat with Invisalign?

You should wear your Invisalign for at least 22 hours every day for the treatment to work, but you should remove them when eating or drinking. Removing the Invisalign protects it from being stained by colored foods and drinks like wine or black coffee.

Moreover, failure to remove your Invisalign during meals causes the growth of bacteria along your teeth or gumline, which could lead to cavities. Be sure to stick to only water when wearing your Invisalign.

You should make sure that you wear them back afterward. Not wearing the aligners will alter the treatment process, and new aligners may fail to fit when you don’t always wear the previous ones.

How to Clean Your Invisalign

It’s important to take care when cleaning your Invisalign to avoid compromising their effectiveness. For example, using very hot water can warp the plastic, altering its fit affecting your aligner’s progress and effectiveness.

Is Invisalign Treatment Painful?

Invisalign treatment is painless, but it can make your teeth feel sore. Even when you are using braces, there will be some discomfort similar or less to Invisalign. However, the pain will only last for some time after you wear new trays.

Contact us Today

At Dr. Teeth Dental Care – Bay City, TX, we are dedicated and fully equipped to fit you with Invisalign in Bay City. Once you schedule an appointment with us, our dentist will examine you and give a follow-up discussion with you, informing you about your treatment options.

If you choose Invisalign, they will be fitted, and you will be given adjustment appointments. So visit our dentist in Matagorda and get Invisalign near you. We look forward to serving you.

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