Invisalign: Everything You Need to Know

Invisalign: Everything You Need to Know

Posted by Roshan Emam DDS on Feb 17 2021, 02:27 AM

Invisalign has gained much popularity in recent years. It has become the go-to solution for treating orthodontic conditions, especially among teenagers. But, before getting your very own Invisalign aligners, here's something that would give you a better idea about what they are and how they work.

Advantages of Invisalign

The best feature of Invisalign is that it is made from clear plastic. Due to its transparent appearance, it would hardly be noticeable when you smile or talk. 

Invisalign is backed by highly advanced technology. Starting from the fabrication process, the dentist takes 3D scans of your teeth, and the data is transferred to a laboratory. Several sets of aligners are fabricated with high precision according to the type of malocclusion and its severity. 

The plastic material used to make the aligners is biocompatible. It has no metal components, which makes it very safe for use. 

Now that we know what are the advantages of Invisalign. Let us have a look at some of the common questions asked about Invisalign.

Why should I choose Invisalign over braces?

Invisalign is virtually invisible, which gives it the upper hand when it comes to aesthetics. On the other hand, Braces are clearly visible, and it could affect the self-confidence of people when they smile or talk. Braces are fixed to the teeth, while Invisalign is removable. When it comes to safety, Invisalign is far ahead of braces as it doesn't have any sharp corners or edges. With Invisalign, the number of follow-up visits to the dentist's office is lesser compared to that of braces.

Is there any restriction on what I can and cannot eat?

There is absolutely no restriction on your eating and drinking habits. You just need to remove your aligner before eating or drinking anything and put it back on after you're done. However, it is necessary to provide proper care to ensure no residual food particles are stuck between the teeth, which otherwise could cause complications.

What about brushing and flossing?

In order to brush and floss, you can remove your Invisalign. Apart from this, if you have to clean your aligners, you can do so using a special solution which is mainly used for cleaning them.

Finally, how expensive are they?

The cost of Invisalign depends on several factors such as the severity of malocclusion, complexity, level of treatment, etc. In most cases, it would cost slightly more than braces do. 

Ready to start this orthodontic treatment? 

Invisalign can help you have a beautiful and healthy smile. Our dentist will conduct a complete dental evaluation to determine the timeline and discuss your goals and desires. Reach out today to get started or to ask questions about the treatment. 

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