Not everyone is born with a good set of teeth. Some kids might need preventive measures to correct possible dental problems while some adults may need to put their teeth into the ideal position (i.e., overbites or underbites). These types of dental problems are generally resolved with dental braces, which come in traditional or metal, the more expensive ceramic brace, and the more difficult to clean lingual brace.
There is one other kind of brace that takes a modern approach to straightening your teeth. Not only does it take out the discomfort and embarrassment of traditional braces, but it also delivers a much more convenient option to correcting dental problems. And it is called, quite appropriately, Invisalign (Invisible Braces).
Invisalign uses a series of custom-made aligners to straighten your teeth. This means that both the fit and the construction perfectly suit your teeth. The smooth and almost invisible plastic will slowly shift your teeth into proper place, eventually leaving you with the perfect smile you’ve always wanted.
Since you will need to wear a new one every two weeks, Invisalign may be a tad pricier than traditional braces. You have to wear a new one every two weeks because the clear plastic aligners are customized according to your progress. But the upside is that since it is made of clear plastic, you will look like you’re not wearing any braces at all. People will not know you’re even straightening your teeth.
Aside from that advantage, Invisalign can actually correct most dental issues such as crossbite, overbite, underbite, spacing, and crowding. Unlike traditional metal braces, you can eat whatever type of food you want, from corn on thecob to pizza. You can even remove the clear plastic aligners if you want to go to a special event without wearing braces. But it is recommended that you have it on for 20 to 22 hours a day to get the best results.
Also, you can brush and floss your teeth without difficulty. There is no need to take some 30 minutes for your oral hygiene with Invisalign.
Since Invisalign is made of BPA-free plastic, you don’t have to worry about getting sores or irritated gums, which usually happens with metal braces. Invisalign is smooth and comfortable to wear.
A usual treatment process will entail going to the right dentist; always choose a recognized Invisalign provider. Once you’ve chosen your Invisalign provider, a customized treatment plan will be made for you, and this will require taking X-rays and impressions of your teeth to come up with the perfect 3D image. Your dentist will then include movements of your teeth and the length of the treatment into the plan. And soon enough, you will get your customized clear plastic aligners.