Everything you need to know about Invisalign

Orthodontics and braces have long been considered synonymous. Today, this growing field of dentistry has moved far beyond simple braces and offers a multitude of procedures that can help correct your bite. One of the newest developments in this field, that has caught on across the globe is Invisalign.
So what is Invisalign?
Invisalign uses custom-made aligners that are completely clear. Made of proprietary, multilayer SmartTrackĀ® material, they are completely invisible, giving no indication that you are using aligners at all. This makes them a great solution for adults.
In the Invisalign system, you change your aligners typically every one or two weeks as your teeth are moved gradually into position.
The Benefits
Like braces, Invisalign can treat a variety of orthodontic concerns including crowding, spacing, crossbite, underbite and overbite. Additionally, the system offers some elegant benefits over traditional braces.
1. With this system, you can eat or drink whatever foods you enjoy without concern or restriction.
2. You can remove the device as and when needed making it an easier choice.
3. It is an undetectable system, so no one needs to know you are wearing orthodontics unless you want them to.
4. You can brush and floss as you would usually do, ensuring better dental health.
5. It lets you remove the device when you want, making it extremely convenient.
6. It is made of smooth plastic which makes it less likely to cause any irritation to your cheeks and gums.
The Disadvantages
1. If you are someone who is not too fastidious and removes the trays too frequently, then the treatment may end up taking more time than anticipated.
2. Invisalign requires a fair amount care and a change in lifestyle. You need to brush your teeth before putting on the aligners and avoid consuming anything that can cause a stain when you are wearing them.
3. The removal of trays before eating means that they can easily get lost. This can lead to an additional cost.
4. Invisalign can be painful, just like regular braces.
5. If you have exceptional alignment needs then treatment can be more expensive than braces.
If you have severely crooked teeth or an extreme misalignment then you may not be a good candidate for Invisalign. It is important to consult your dentist and only consider Invisalign if they recommend it and deem you to be a suitable candidate for the treatment.

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