Invisalign is an orthodontic appliance that is an alternative to traditional metal braces. They aid in straightening crooked, crowded, or generally misaligned bites. Invisalign is essentially a tray that is fitted to the teeth, similar to teeth whitening trays. Aligners are transparent, thin, offer a snug fit, and are made of BPA-free plastic. Multiple sets of aligners at each phase of the treatment would be required that are custom-made based on the structure of the wearer’s teeth.
Invisalign is catching up fast and is a preferred orthodontic option among teenagers and adults. Here’s why:
The Invisalign aligners only need to be clipped on and are hence, easy to wear. The removable features allow wearers to take it off during meetings, interviews, and other important events. Also, since aligners are custom-made for different phases of the treatment, they quicken the teeth straightening process.
The average cost of Invisalign varies according to the severity. Besides help from dental insurance, there are many ways to save on Invisalign, such as FSA, HSA, payment plans, and no-interest credit card statements - making it highly affordable.
A significant reason for Invisalign’s popularity is its clear feature making it near-invisible. The aligners cannot be noticed unless observed closely (like real close!).
Easy to Clean
Metal braces typically come with plenty of brackets, wires, and rubber bands that are hard to clean. Since aligners are removable, teeth can be brushed and flossed as usual, and the aligners can be easily cleaned separately.
No Food Restrictions
Eating hard foods with metal braces can be painful and could displace some minor parts. Also, sticky food could get stuck in hard-to-reach areas of the braces that can only be cleaned by the dentist. With the Invisalign treatment, however, eating hard or sticky foods poses no problem.
Invisalign comes in several options, including those that can be worn only during nighttime as opposed to the recommended 22 hours of wear. All in all, Invisalign offers several different benefits that make it a fruitful treatment.
Please schedule an appointment online or call us at (925) 244-9770 to have a consultation with our dentist, and we will be happy to guide you further.