Why Try Invisalign?
Benefits to Using Invisalign
Invisalign is a clear plastic tray that fits over the top of your teeth and helps you achieve straight teeth and a beautiful smile. The trays are called aligners and cover all of your exposed teeth up to the edge of your gums.
You wear the aligners for at least 22 hours every day during treatment. The time it takes to straighten your teeth depends on your individual situation. It is important that the teeth move in a prescribed fashion and rate. If you attempt to speed this up, it can unnecessarily irritate or damage your teeth roots and may lead to tooth loss.
Invisalign is convenient, since they require fewer dental visits. You can also remove them to brush and floss your teeth, something that cannot be done with traditional braces. Invisalign is simple to use, cost-effective and offers a discreet way of straightening your teeth.
Protect Your Oral Health
Your dentist will advise you to take consistent care of your teeth and gums. While the risk of cavities and gum disease with Invisalign is lower than with traditional braces, the plastic barrier prevents saliva from reaching your teeth. Saliva helps protect your teeth and gums against cavity-causing bacteria and plaque buildup that leads to gum disease.
This means it's important to remove your aligners each time you eat and drink anything. You must also brush your teeth before replacing the aligners. This reduces the potential you push food particles up against your teeth, which can increase your risk of cavities.
In some people the aligners may increase the risk of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) problems. The aligner may be just thick enough to affect the joint, especially in those who are at risk for TMJ dysfunction.