Curious what all the fuss is about regarding Invisalign? There’s a good reason these have become the new standard in teeth alignment. Find out everything you need to know here about Invisalign and if they’re the right choice for you or your child.
What Are They Used For?
You can treat a number of conditions with Invisalign. Most commonly, people use Invisalign to fix overcrowding, gaps and crooked teeth. However, the trays can also be used to fix jaw problems such as a crossbite, overbite and underbite.
How Are They Made?
Since everyone’s gumline is different, each aligner is custom made and trimmed to specially fit over your teeth. To do this, your dentist uses a 3D image of your teeth to create the mould and then state-of-the-art technology to produce the aligners.
Can I Trust The Technology?
Absolutely. Invisalign is the most advanced aligner on the market today. In fact, it took 20 years of research, over 900 patents and data from millions of smiles to make the technology what it is today!
Do Invisalign Aligners Hurt?
The trays are custom-made to fit snug over your teeth. Your dentist will create a series of these trays to ensure you receive the most comfort possible throughout the process. You’ll likely feel some pressure and a little discomfort for the first few days, but you won’t have to endure painful tightening that is associated with traditional braces.
Can You See The Trays?
Invisalign is made of transparent plastic that is hardly noticeable. Unlike braces, there are no wires, brackets, or bands – just a clear tray.
How Do You Clean Them?
Invisalign can be easily removed and cleaned. Before you eat or drink, you simply take them out and then put them back in once you’ve brushed your teeth and the trays. Each night you should also rinse your aligners and brush them gently to keep them clean and fresh.
What Are The Health Benefits?
Invisalign doesn’t just help to straighten teeth, it can also improve your overall health. For one, it can greatly reduce jaw problems that are caused by unaligned teeth. Straight teeth can alleviate teeth grinding, improve speech, and make it easier to clean those tough to reach areas.
Will They Interrupt My Daily Routine?
Not at all! With Invisalign, you can eat all your favourite foods, play the sports you love, and maintain a normal dental regime just as you normally would. You don’t have to stop living your life with Invisalign. In fact, people won’t even know you’re wearing them, and you’ll barely notice that they’re even there too.
Are They Expensive?
Costs vary depending on the condition of your teeth, but they are similar to braces (without all the pain or hassle). Many insurance plans also cover a portion of Invisalign, which makes them even more affordable. Some dentists even offer payment options, so be sure to talk to your dentist today about your insurance coverage and any available payment plans.
If you’re ready to transform your smile with straight, beautiful teeth contact us today at the Teal Umbrella. We’ll set up an appointment with one of our specialists so that you can get started right away!