Invisalign is a series of plastic trays programmed to move your teeth into alignment over time.
Each aligner is worn for one to two weeks before switching to the next aligner in the series.
This is the MOST aesthetic treatment option as they are practically invisible. Additionally, since they are removable it is much easier to clean your teeth and there are fewer dietary restrictions.
The Pros of Invisalign
If Invisalign is right for you, there are lots of advantages over metal braces.
Discreet: Nearly invisible, no one will notice that you’re wearing Invisalign, they will just wonder how you are getting such great results
Comfortable: The smooth, closely fitted trays don’t irritate like wires or brackets can.
Removable: You can take out your aligners to eat, drink, play sports, brush, and floss. That’s right, you have full eating privileges because there is nowhere for food to get caught and nothing to break.
Convenient: Play a sport or an instrument? Don’t give up on activities that you love.
Easy: Fewer in office appointments are needed, since you just switch to the next tray instead of having a braces adjustment. And the appointments you do have take less time.
Invisalign vs Braces
HOW ARE THEY SIMILAR?
Braces and Invisalign treatments are similar in many ways, even though they look and feel different. Both must be worn all day, but Invisalign trays are removed when eating. Both require a commitment to following instructions for wear, cleaning, and oral health.
Invisalign and braces are effective treatments for correcting crooked teeth, overbites, underbites, and jaw position.
HOW ARE THEY DIFFERENT?
The main difference between braces and Invisalign is the technique used to shift teeth and create a beautiful smile.
Braces use metal brackets and high tech wires inside the mouth during treatment to change the teeth’s positioning. Elastics are often used in this process to bring teeth into alignment.
Invisalign uses a series of clear custom aligning trays to move teeth, and aligners are changed weekly. The average treatment time for Invisalign can be shorter is complaint patients.