5 Things to Know Before Choosing Invisalign

Having unusually shaped or protruding teeth can make it difficult to be confident in your everyday activities. New advancements in dentistry have ensured you don’t have to remain concerned about your appearance when wearing metal braces. However, before you decide whether clear aligners is an ideal option for you it is essential for you to understand certain things. Here are 5 things to know about Invisalign.

5 Things to Know Before Choosing Invisalign


The Aligners Are Custom And Detachable

Your aligners are manufactured from a transparent plastic material which is clear and virtually invisible on the teeth while being detachable at the same time. They can be removed when eating, brushing, and flossing.


There Are No Dietary Restrictions

As the aligners are detachable you have the freedom to enjoy all the foods you generally eat as no restrictions are applied on your diet. You are also free to brush and floss as you normally do to ensure no changes are incorporated in your routine for oral hygiene. The aligners require cleaning whenever they are removed and you are advised also to clean your teeth before placing them back in. This ensures likely improvement to your oral hygiene during your therapy.

3D Technology Permits You To Plan Your Treatment

Invisalign utilizes 3D technology for planning your treatment. The plan will be used when making your aligners. We can even show you how your teeth will appear after the completion of the therapy.

The Treatment Can Be Completed Appropriately

In maximum cases, treatment with clear aligners can be finished in about 12 to 18 months requiring fewer visits to the dentist compared to traditional cases of orthodontics. This ensures Invisalign is an exemplary option both for busy adults and teenagers who want to straighten their teeth without wasting time.


Invisalign Cannot Fix Complex Bite Defects

Clear removable aligners are certainly great for most patients but it, unfortunately, cannot fix bite issues which may include severe crossbites, underbites or overbites. Our dentists can assist you to determine if this is the perfect option for you by conducting an examination of your teeth and taking some x-rays. Continue reading for more information about how we can give you a gorgeous smile with clear aligners.