braces San AntonioThere are many advantages with Invisalign clear aligners over traditional braces when you need to have your teeth straightened and correct a malocclusion. And one very big advantage is that you can continue to eat all the foods you love.

Other advantages with Invisalign include:

  • They are clear – this is very important to self-conscious teens or young adults who do not wish to be burdened with metal bands and brackets. You can undergo teeth straightening with this virtually invisible form of treatment.
  • They are comfortable – The aligners are made from a material that does not contain metal to abrade soft oral tissues or wires to poke into your cheeks.
  • They are convenient – The aligners are replaced every two weeks with the next in the series eliminating visits with the dentist every few weeks to have brace wires tightened to keep the straightening process on track.
  • They are removable – This is a very important advantage to other methods of teeth straightening. Removing your braces will allow you to eat all your favorite foods – simply take out the aligners prior to a snack or meal, and replace immediately after.

Removing the aligners for daily oral maintenance (brushing/flossing) and regular visits with your dentist for cleaning will promote excellent health for teeth and gums throughout orthodontic treatment.

A visit with your dentist will start you on the path to your smile makeover. Photographs, x-rays, and dental impressions will be used by the Invisalign dental lab to fabricate a series of aligners that will gently shift your teeth by updating them every two weeks.

The lab will engage 3-D digital technology to make the aligners, that when replaced, will feel a little snug … over the next two weeks your teeth will shift to fit that aligner. You will then move on to the next one until your treatment has concluded. Invisalign aligners are designed to be worn twenty to twenty-two hours every day to achieve the straightening goals outlined by your dentist.

At treatment conclusion, a retainer will be provided with specific instructions about wearing it to allow your teeth to develop a memory of their newly corrected placement. Failure to follow this final phase of treatment as specified might allow teeth to return to their original location.

Teeth straightening has never been so convenient with these wonderful advantages – thank you Invisalign! Contact our office to see how Invisalign can help you!