Invisalign clear braces are a great way to improve the long term health of your teeth without anyone knowing or without metal braces. Crowded teeth are harder to clean and floss around which can lead to plaque buildup, bone loss, bleeding gums and in worst cases, tooth loss.
In addition, Invisalign works to correct traumatic occlusion, when your teeth are not lined up and constantly pound each other during everyday use and wear.
Traumatic occlusion can lead to unusual wear patterns on your teeth, bone loss, and affect eating habits.Various things can cause teeth to become crooked or jaws misaligned, including thumb-sucking or a traumatic injury. Some conditions are inherited.
Invisalign straightens your teeth with a series of custom-made clear aligners, rather than using traditional metal bands, brackets, and wires, which are obvious and sometimes painful.
The aligners are comfortable, practically invisible, and also removable. Invisalign was developed with leading orthodontists. And it works – one million patients worldwide have made Invisalign their clear choice. It’s also FDA-cleared.
Your Invisalign treatment will consist of a series of aligners that you switch out about every two weeks. Each aligner is individually manufactured with exact calculations to gradually shift your teeth into place. And since your Invisalign system is custom-made for your teeth and your teeth only, with a plan devised by you and your dentist, you know you’ll end up with a smile that truly fits. Think about how Invisalign can fit in your life by providing a virtually-invisible option to getting the smile you want!
Check Out Invisalign Teen which is a great alternative to metal braces and much easier to brush and keep teeth clean.
Invisalign Teen allows for the growth of your teen’s permanent teeth (secondary molars, plus first and second bicuspids). You can be assured that new, growing teeth won’t deter your teen’s orthodontic treatment in any way. Moreover, your teen can start treatment even if all of his or her permanent teeth aren’t in. You also don’t have to worry if your teen loses an aligner. We’ll give free replacements for up to six, lost, individual aligners… just in case.
It’s important to make sure your teen is following his or her treatment. The Blue Dot Wear Indicator provides an approximate gauge of wear. The dot is designed to fade to clear over a two-week period, if your teen wears his or her aligners properly. She or he has to wear the aligners for about 20 to 22 hours every day, except to eat and clean his or her teeth, or to play sports or go to a special event. The fact that teens can floss and brush normally is one of the reasons why parents ask for Invisalign Teen by name.