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Dental Secrets: The Invisalign
Everybody wants to have pearly white teeth, but having a beautiful, straight smile does not come easy and includes extra dedication to your teeth hygiene. Even though some people have naturally straight teeth, and therefore do not have to correct them, a lot of us had to wear braces. Braces are one of the best ways to fix your teeth, but that process can last for years. Even after you are done with them and your smile is perfect, your teeth will probably move in the next couple of years. Luckily, there are aligners, like Invisalign, that will help you keep your smile straight. But what are these aligners and are they a good replacement for braces? In this article, we will try to answer that question so you don’t have to worry about it, and so that you can keep that movie star smile.
What is Invisalign?
As we said earlier Invisalign is an aligner for your teeth. Unlike traditional braces, these aligners are clear and almost invisible. They don’t use wires or brackets, but clear plastic aligners that your dentist creates specifically for your teeth. They are made from plastic of the highest possible purity and do not contain any harmful chemicals. This is very important, because it minimizes the possibility of any teeth or gum irritation.
As the name of it suggests, Invisalign treatment is practically invisible. With them, you will avoid some awkward stares that the traditional braces might attract.
How does it work?
Now, let’s see how it all works. Invisalign doesn’t use any breaking technology to fix your smile. What makes them so popular right now is that they are economical, reliable and as we said, practically invisible. They are simple, custom-made aligners that correct your teeth. Ideally, they should be worn for about 20 to 22 hours a day, and should only be taken off when you brush your teeth or eat. They gradually move your teeth into the desired position while you are wearing them.
One tray is worn for about two weeks, and after two weeks pass you will switch to a new one, which will further move your teeth. This process is repeated until the desired results are achieved, but usually, you will go through two or three trays. Also, you will have to visit your dentist for regular checkups during this time.
Does Invisalign correct any type of crookedness?
These aligners are proved to be able to fix almost any type of dental condition. From overbite and underbite to crowding and spacing issues – all these conditions were fixed with Invisalign. But of course, you should first visit your dentist because only they can say, with absolute certainty, whether the Invisalign or braces would work in your case.
If you have the option to choose between the two, we strongly recommend Invisalign. You will have much less dental problems, like gum disease or tooth decay, if you opt for them. Also, having your aligners almost undetectable gives you that much-needed boost of confidence, before you get your perfect smile.
We hope that you found this article to be useful, and that any doubts about Invisalign are cleared. In this day and age, we usually don’t have a lot of time to spend on teeth alignment processes that last for too long, but luckily for us, products like Invisalign have us covered. So if you think that your teeth need some correction, Invisalign is a perfect solution for you. Either way, you should consult your dentist before doing anything. After all, they are the experts and know what is best for you.
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