5 Things You Need to Know about Invisalign 
February 9th, 2017

For years, Invisalign has been a respected method for straightening teeth — and with good reason. These discreet clear aligners and their innovative technology have brought numerous patients straight teeth as well as confidence during the orthodontic process.

If you have a malocclusion and are weighing your options, Invisalign deserves a spot on your list. Before you make a decision on what treatment you will choose to correct your smile, here are the facts on Invisalign.

Here are 5 things you should know about Invisalign as an orthodontic treatment:

#1 Invisalign straightens your teeth with a series of aligners.

When you see pictures of Invisalign patients with a clear aligner in hand, you may think that this is the only device used to straighten patients’ teeth. In fact, it’s exactly the opposite.

Invisalign isn’t a one-off, static treatment. When you straighten your teeth with Invisalign, you’ll do so using many sets of bespoke, clear plastic aligners.

As Invisalign explains, you exchange aligners every two weeks; it’s the Invisalign equivalent of getting an adjustment or the tightening of traditional wire-based braces.

#2 Invisalign usually takes around a year.

Treatment times for Invisalign patients — like any orthodontic treatment — are variable. You’ll need to consult with your doctor before you can pinpoint a definite time frame for the smile you’ve always dreamed of.

But the good news is that many Invisalign cases aren’t prolonged at all. Invisalign estimates that the average treatment for an adult should take around 12 months.

#3 Invisalign can correct a number of malocclusions.

Invisalign has the flexibility to correct a number of crooked bites. According to Invisalign, their clear aligners can help you resolve…

  • Crowded teeth.
  • Gapped teeth.
  • Crossbites.
  • Overbites.
  • Underbites.

You may want to read this article we’ve written on the different types of malocclusions Invisalign can straighten.

#4 Invisalign aligners are removable.

Not only is Invisalign an effective option for straightening teeth, but it also helps patients keep their lives running smoothly. While you’ll need to wear your aligners consistently to see optimal results, you can remove your aligners for meals and oral hygiene.

With Invisalign, you’ll gain the freedom to straighten your teeth and be able to…

Easily keep your mouth healthy and clean. Otherwise, you may suffer from gingivitis. (To read more, check out this article on gingivitis.)

  • Eat anything you please. No foods are banned when you wear Invisalign!
  • Avoid worries about food in your braces. When you eat at a social gathering, you’ll bypass the embarrassments of fixed appliances.

#5 Invisalign is a popular option for adults.

Toward the end of 2016, Invisalign announced that 4 million people had begun treatment using their clear aligners. If you’re no longer a teenager but want straight teeth, you can take comfort knowing many Invisalign patients are adults.

Invisalign’s discreet appearance makes it an ideal option for…

  • Business people who need to put the focus on their company, not on a set of metal braces.
  • Individuals in arts or broadcasting whose appearance is integral to their performance on the job.
  • Those who want straight teeth but don’t want to deal with the self-consciousness that comes with braces.

Now that you know these five facts, you can start your Invisalign journey and enjoy the benefits of straightening your teeth with clear aligners for yourself.

You can find out if Invisalign is the best treatment for you when you schedule a time with your local MiSmile Invisalign provider.

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