Choosing to wear braces to straighten and align your teeth can improve your appearance and boost your self-confidence. The prospect of wearing traditional braces, though, is something that most young people dread. They could bear the brunt of teasing from their peers.
While advancements in the hardware saw the elimination of the unsightly headgear, you are still left with a mouthful of metal.
Now, however, a new approach to straightening your teeth is available in dental practices. It’s called Invisalign teeth straightening system and is clearly becoming a popular choice among teens and adults alike.
How Does Invisalign Work?
Invisalign is a series of clear plastic aligners custom-made to fit you. These aligners gradually and gently shift your teeth into place without the use of metal brackets or wires.
The Invisalign apparatus offers you convenience and flexibility. It allows you to live life without any food restrictions. It’s removable so you can brush and floss your teeth according to your normal routine.
To make your Invisalign aligners, your dentist or orthodontist takes impressions of your teeth and sends them to a lab. Once your Invisalign aligners arrive at the office, your dentist or orthodontist will have them fitted onto your teeth.
Depending on the necessary movements you need, you’ll need a new set of aligners about every two or three weeks. This cycle continues until you complete your treatment.
Over the course of weeks and months, the aligners will straighten your teeth. Your teeth will move into their proper positions as prescribed by your dentist or orthodontist.
While the Invisalign aligners are generally fairly comfortable, there can be some discomfort or mild pain. When each new Invisalign aligner is placed in your mouth, it exerts pressure to move your teeth. Unlike traditional metal braces, though, there are no brackets to come off. No wires to break either that can otherwise poke your mouth and gums.
Know More About Invisalign Teeth Straightening System
Dental professionals at Dentistry at Clarkson Village Shoppes in Mississauga can advise you on the benefits of the Invisalign system. We can determine whether or not Invisalign is suitable for your situation.
To arrange an appointment, call 905-822-8880 or email our office at firstname.lastname@example.org.