Invisalign aligners are clear plastic trays that gradually shift your teeth into their desired positions. These aligners are made from smooth plastic that is virtually invisible when worn.
The BPA-free plastic used to make the aligners is durable, strong, and smooth. The aligners fit securely over your teeth to gradually and gently realign them. This teeth straightening process can take anywhere from a few months to a year or more, based on the severity of the misalignment or bite issues.
What Are the Benefits of Invisalign Aligners?
With Invisalign, you don’t need to change your diet to accommodate your orthodontic treatment. You can remove your aligners at any time for eating and oral care purposes. This makes Invisalign a convenient option for busy teens and adults who want a straighter smile but don’t want the inconvenience of metal braces.
Other benefits associated with Invisalign aligners include:
- Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible when worn.
- Since Invisalign aligners do not contain any metal parts or wires, they do not irritate the gums. They are comfortable to wear.
- You’ll only need to visit your dentist every few weeks to receive new sets of aligners and to monitor your progress.
- Once your treatment is complete, you can maintain your straighter teeth with the retainers. They are custom-made using the same smooth plastic material as the aligners and will keep your smile looking and feeling its best.
What Problems Can Invisalign Fix?
Invisalign can fix many different types of alignment issues, such as gapped teeth, crowded teeth, crossbite, overbite, and underbite. The treatment is made up of a series of clear aligner trays that slowly shift your teeth into a more desirable position over time. It’s often used to treat mild cases of misalignment.
It’s important to note that while Invisalign can fix many cosmetic problems, it is not suitable for treating more complex bite issues like TMJ disorder or bruxism. Patients with these issues may need to undergo treatment with traditional braces instead.
Is Invisalign Right for You?
Most patients who want straighter teeth and a beautiful smile are good candidates for Invisalign® treatment. Invisalign is custom-made for each patient using digital models, pictures, and X-rays to ensure precise results.
Our treatment coordinator will create a personalized treatment plan for you during your initial consultation. You’ll have detailed instructions on how to wear and care for your aligners, as well as an approximate timeline of when you will finish the treatment and when you will be able to get your results.
Visit Polin Dental at 2600 N Military Trl #320, Boca Raton 33431, or call (561) 997-2323 to learn more about our dental procedures.