Benefits of Invisalign
Invisalign is one of the greatest innovations in orthodontic treatment ever. That’s why it’s also becoming one of the most popular orthodontic treatments available. Here are some of the reasons why people choose Invisalign:
- Practically invisible treatment appliance
- No diet restrictions
- No need to clean around brackets and wires
- Smooth plastic aligners have no brackets or wires to poke
- Can be faster than traditional braces
Invisalign uses clear plastic BPA-free aligners to straighten your teeth. These are practically invisible–people won’t know you’re wearing them unless you tell them.
Because the aligners are completely removable, you don’t have to give up any of your favorite foods. Just remove the aligners and you can enjoy any foods you like. You also don’t have to clean around brackets and wires. Just remove the aligners to brush and floss normally. You can even remove the aligners for special events or close encounters where you don’t want them in the way.
Traditional braces can poke and irritate your cheeks. They can be very uncomfortable, but the smooth plastic aligners won’t poke your cheeks at all.
Invisalign used to take about as long as traditional braces, but with recent innovations, Invisalign treatment can be even faster than ever, even faster than traditional braces.
How Invisalign Works
All orthodontic treatments use essentially the same approach to moving your teeth: steady pressure encourages the body to reshape the bone around the teeth, allowing them to move. This is the body’s natural process for development and growth around the structures of the cheeks and tongue. We are just harnessing it to move your teeth where we want them. Invisalign differs from traditional braces because it applies the force with clear plastic aligners instead of metal wires and brackets.
Your Invisalign process begins with impressions of your teeth. Dr. Appolon uses this impression to design the ideal process of moving your teeth from their current position to their desired position, with the help of Invisalign’s advanced algorithms. Then Invisalign will make the series of aligners to achieve the desired movements.
You’ll start out wearing each aligner for two weeks. The more you wear them each day, the better, but you have to wear them at least 20 hours a day to get the desired results. Once we see how you respond to the treatment, we may let you reduce down to wearing each aligner for just one week, cutting your treatment time in half!
You’ll come in for a few checkups to make sure everything is going as expected, and some stages may require an appointment, but much of the time, you can just move from one aligner to the next as scheduled. Once you’ve worn all your aligners, your teeth will be straight.
Why Invisalign is Faster and Better Than Ever
Invisalign is an innovative approach to orthodontics, and it’s constantly innovating to get better. It benefits from the fact that all the cases are designed by a computer, and they can check out the results to see which ones work well and which ones don’t. This has allowed them to optimize the process to ensure more consistent, predictable results.
They have also created new materials that allow the aligners to deliver more force and more consistent force to help your teeth move faster and more predictably. That’s why Invisalign treatment times have been cut almost in half for many people.
Is Invisalign Right for You?
If you’d like to learn whether you’re a candidate for Invisalign, please call (212) 557-8668 today for an appointment with Columbus Circle cosmetic dentist Dr. Karthilde Appolon at Appolon Dental Group.