If you are wondering why to choose Invisalign, you may not know much about Invisalign. Since its approval by the Food and Drug Association (FDA) in 1998, Invisalign has become a popular replacement for traditional braces. Adults like them because they are almost invisible. Orthodontists like them because they are efficient at straightening many tooth alignment problems. But there are pros and cons also, so let’s explore Invisalign more in-depth.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a clear tray alignment system that works to straighten your smile gradually. Unlike traditional braces, the trays are removable so there are fewer restrictions during the treatment period.
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The process begins by using 3D imaging to map your teeth. A series of tray sets are made in a graduating sequence. By switching to a new tray set every two weeks, your teeth gradually shift to correct alignment problems.
Depending on the severity of your initial alignment issues, Invisalign treatment can take as little as six months. The average treatment period is 12 to 18 months. You will wear the trays 20 to 22 hours per day for the treatment to be effective.
Invisalign is often a perfect treatment for adults because there is a very low impact on their day-to-day routine. Trays are almost invisible, so most people won’t even realize you have braces while wearing them.
Why Choose Invisalign over Traditional Braces?
While there are many personal reasons that you may choose Invisalign over traditional braces, we will only cover the most common reasons here.
The advantages of Invisalign:
- Tray aligners are more comfortable than braces
- There are no dietary restrictions (you remove trays to eat and drink)
- Oral hygiene is easier (you brush and floss normally)
- Fewer visits to the orthodontist
- Trays are almost invisible
As with all good things, there are also detractors we must include in any discussion. Trays are taken out for eating and drinking. Some people find this practice cumbersome, especially when eating in public spaces. Before reinserting trays, you need to brush and floss also.
You may experience slight discomfort when switching to a new set of trays. The discomfort is minor and normally subsides within a reasonable amount of time.
For the treatment to be effective, you must dedicate yourself to wearing your trays for 20 to 22 hours per day.
Oral hygiene is very important during Invisalign treatment. Inserting the trays without brushing and flossing following a meal can increase tooth decay. If you are unable to brush and floss properly following a meal, you should leave your trays out until you can.
Your Invisalign provider in Martinsville, NJ
Providing a calm and tranquil setting for all your orthodontic needs, Aesthetic Dental Group wants to be your Invisalign provider. Drs. John Cross and Monika Chan are dedicated to working with patients to create perfect smiles.
Contacting us is simple — just fill out the online contact form. New patients will receive a complimentary consultation. Our office is conveniently located:
1794 Washington Valley Rd.
Martinsville, NJ 08836
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