How Does Invisalign Work?

What Does Invisalign Do?

Ah, braces. The timeless sign of the encroachment of the awkward teenage years, complete with the title of “metal mouth”, cut lips, and constant food in your teeth. Often, adults who didn’t have them as adolescents find themselves desiring the results of braces without having to walk around feeling like a kid again. If you find yourself wanting to dodge that particular part of the high school experience or are one of the aforementioned adults, you are in luck! Invisalign grants all of the benefits of braces with none of the gawkiness! Designed to be strong and virtually invisible, Invisalign moves your teeth into the proper placement orchestrated by your dentist, giving you the brilliant smile you’ve always wanted without the inconvenience.

How does it work? Well, the Invisalign system is comprised of a virtually invisible thermoplastic material that was designed specifically for this purpose. The dentist will map out your teeth and construct a series of Invisalign aligners that are custom-made for your mouth to move them into the proper sequencing. Over the course of the treatment, your dentist will supply you with a series of aligners that each make incremental adjustments to the tooth’s position through the use of an appropriate amount of controlled force, following the layout mapped out in beginning of the process. Approximately every two weeks, you move onto the next set of aligners, with each stage only allowing certain teeth to move, making sure that no tooth will wind up out of place to sully that brand new grin.

Benefits Of Invisalign

What are the benefits provided by Invisalign? Well, as previously mentioned, Invisalign is virtually invisible, making it unlikely that anyone will even notice you’re wearing them and integrating harmoniously into your lifestyle. In addition, Invisalign is removable. While it is important that you wear them at least twenty-plus hours a day, that still leaves you plenty of time to eat and drink what you want without the constraints that would be presented by braces (also granting you the ability to keep your oral hygiene intact at all times!) There are also no metal brackets or wires that can irritate your mouth, helping to prevent the mouth sores often associated with braces and reducing the amount of visits you need to make to the dentist for tightenings. Finally, Invisalign allows you to look over your treatment plan and see what the finished product will look like, granting the ability for you to preview your new smile from the get-go instead of imagining what you’ll wind up with.