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How does Invisalign work?

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Dr. Theodore M. Siegel Describes How Does Invisalign Works

Anyone and everyone who wears braces are surely hyped about the new Invisalign braces. With the invisibility offered by these aligners, which person wouldn’t love to get a new set of Invisalign?

Invisalign braces are clear and have to be replaced once in every two weeks with a new set. Although this might make it a tad bit expensive, the advantages provided by Invisalign surely outweighs the associated cost. But how does Invisalign work?

As a first step, the orthodontist or your dentist will have a look at your teeth. They will then use 3D imaging computer technology to see whether Invisalign braces can be effective on your teeth. Once decided as suitable, the specialist will put forward a treatment plan for you. This plan will show you how your teeth will go from “crooked smile” to “perfect smile”!

Invisalign corrects your teeth slowly through a transparent tray. It is nearly impossible for anyone to notice that you are wearing braces. Invisalign is comfortable as well since you can remove it when you are dining unlike in the case of typical metal braces. Also since Invisalign aligners are not fixed permanently, you won’t have to worry about cleaning your teeth either – your oral hygiene will remain unaffected.

You will have to wear a set of Invisalign aligners for approximately two weeks. You can remove them only when you want to brush, floss, eat and drink. Each individual set of aligners will actually move your teeth through 0.25 millimeters per aligner. As you replace these aligners every two weeks, your teeth will gradually move week by week until they have straightened out into the final and desired position.

Visits to the dentist are important every six weeks just to make sure that your treatment is on schedule and as per plan. The total treatment time for Invisalign braces ranges from anywhere between three to fifteen months – a very short time frame when compared to conventional braces. The average number of aligners that have to be worn during the treatment time is anywhere from eighteen to thirty depending on your individual case.

You have to note that Invisalign braces are not only more effective than typical braces but they are less painful as well. In the case of “sporty” people, Invisalign aligners are far less risky as they won’t cut or injure the inside of the mouth as might the metal brackets or braces.

Surely Invisalign aligners are the solution to all your “smile” problems!

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