Clear Invisalign® Aligners
What is Invisalign?Invisalign is a modern orthodontic treatment used to correct the alignment of your teeth. This treatment uses clear plastic aligners, which are made from impressions of your mouth. The aligners look similar to whitening trays and are made to be worn over your teeth.
In addition to being clear, Invisalign aligners are also removable. However, they should only be taken out to eat or to take care of your teeth. To achieve the best results in the shortest amount of time, the aligners should be worn for 20 to 22 hours every day.
How Does Invisalign Work?Invisalign involves the use of a series of clear plastic aligners. These aligners are created from digital impressions of your mouth. Each set is slightly different, allowing for the gradual movement of your teeth and they should be changed every two weeks. Following the completion of your Invisalign treatment, you will be provided with a retainer. This retainer will help you to maintain the results of your treatment, allowing you to keep your new smile beautiful.
The Differences Between Invisalign and Traditional BracesBoth Invisalign and traditional braces are designed to correct the alignment of your teeth. There are several significant differences between the two, however. Traditional braces use metal brackets and wires to correct tooth alignment. Because of this, they are highly visible, impacting the quality of your smile during your treatment as well as your confidence.
Invisalign uses clear plastic aligners. This feature renders them practically invisible once they are placed over your teeth. Traditional braces are also bonded into place on your teeth. The brackets remain in place throughout the duration of your treatment. Invisalign, on the other hand, can be removed and put back in.
What Benefits Does Invisalign Offer?Invisalign treatment provides several significant benefits. These benefits include:
Invisalign provides you with a much more discreet, highly effective treatment for correcting the alignment of your teeth, improving your smile, your oral health, and your overall quality of life. Call Harry Albers DDS today at (707) 806-0545 to schedule your appointment and find out if Invisalign is right for you?