Every year, technology gets more powerful and more streamlined. Cars are more efficient. Phones can compute your precise global position unimaginably quickly. But, all of this change is certainly not limited to transportation.
From digital x-rays to ultrasonic cleaning tools, dental technology is faster, easier, and better than ever before. Orthodontia is no exception!
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a practically invisible alternative to traditional wire braces. An aligner is crafted to precisely fit your mouth. This aligner is made of SmartTrack, a clear medical plastic that can exert the needed pressure while also remaining flexible and comfortable.
The aligner fits over the teeth much like a mouthguard, allowing you to adjust your smile without noticeable wires or headgear.
How Does It work?
Traditional wire braces slowly bring teeth into alignment with each other through a series of gradual adjustments, which apply pressure in just the right areas of the mouth.
Invisalign functions in much the same way. The difference is that there are no wires to adjust. Instead, the plastic aligner is replaced every few weeks with one that has been carefully shaped to work with your slowly shifting teeth.
On average, this takes about a year, after which you will have the smile you always dreamed of, without the hassle of wire and elastic.
What’s the Catch?
Wearing a mouth guard for an entire year? Won’t that be pretty intrusive? How will I eat?
These are great questions, and the answer is simple: Invisalign is not just virtually invisible to others, but to you as well. While wearing an aligner you can go wherever you want to go, do what you want to do, and, yes, eat whatever you want to eat. The aligners are removable, so meals, photos, and important events are braces-free!
SmartTrack material is durable, flexible, and allows the wearer to smile with no negative consequences. In other words—there is no catch!
Contact us today about using Invisalign to take your smile from great to perfect.