5 Things to Know About Invisalign

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Here are 5 things to know about aligners. First, you get a smile scan that will eventually project what your smile will look like with Invisalign. Second, your custom aligners are made through printing using SmartTrack material, which makes teeth molds are no longer necessary. Third, Invisalign is made uniquely for any gumline with molds that are designed to custom fit yours. Fourth, each aligner is individually trimmed, because it feels better. Fifth, dentists who carry Invisalign need the finished mode to meet the high-quality standards that we require of our line of products.

Invisalign treats those with overbites, underbites, crossbites, gap teeth, open bite, crowded teeth, baby and permanent teeth, or generally straighter teeth. Invisalign is different as it feels better than other aligner brands, it works 50% faster because of our innovative material, and it is more advanced with greater predictability and control. Invisalign works like braces but has to be changed every two weeks with a time frame of up to six to 18 months. Invisalign being clear reduced the name-calling from people who see the addition to your teeth and will take longer to use for some people, compared to others.

Braces do require a specific diet while Invisalign is clear which means they do not damage your cheeks or require a tooth mold. Invisalign is more appropriate for children who need dental work rather than braces as it minimizes embarrassment in school that braces can cause when people see the metal. Invisalign takes at least a year or two to finish perfecting your smile. Invisalign has to be in there at least 20 hours a day. Invisalign needs to be removed while eating, even if Invisalign does not limit your food intake as much as braces might. To take care of an Invisalign device, you need to put it in lukewarm water, to avoid odors and get rid of bacteria. Ask the dentist if Invisalign is covered by insurance.

The device may stain but it does come with a cleansing liquid that should be brushed lightly during washing, even as Invisalign could be cleaned with conventional dental cleaning solution. Invisalign may also cause drooling as you get used to the feeling of it in our mouth depending on the shape of your gum line. Invisalign is considered better than braces as it fixes overbites. An overbite is when your upper front teeth overlap with your lower teeth. Each aligner is trimmed to the size of your mouth and the shape of your teeth. Invisalign can fix an overbite give or take you wear it on a regular basis, for at least twenty hours a day. Invisalign works to fit into your life, not to interrupt your life. A retainer is the last step in treatment because its function is to return teeth to their normal state. Invisalign may delay the healing process because you have to take it out every so often. It is not a cure for all dental patients due to having specific uses in a certain type of dental issue context. 

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