Invisalign clear aligners are an outstanding orthodontic treatment method for patients who want the benefits of traditional braces without metal and wires. Millions of people have used Invisalign to correct issues such as crooked teeth, spacing problems, overbites and more. Invisalign aligners are custom-built using impressions of the patient’s teeth, allowing them to provide beautiful results.
Invisalign patients will receive a series of aligners. Each Invisalign aligner is replaced with a new one every two weeks, thereby continuously adjusting the positioning of the teeth. Any patient using Invisalign will need to wear their current aligner for at least 20 hours per day, and the treatment lasts between one and two years on average.
There are several key advantages that Invisalign clear aligners offer over metal braces. For one, they are virtually invisible to others. This is great for patients who may feel uncomfortable about having to receive orthodontic treatment. The aligners can also be removed at any time, allowing patients to eat or drink whatever they would like during treatment. Taking out the aligner will also allow the user to brush and floss their teeth as normal while going through treatment. Invisalign aligners are much easier to clean and maintain than traditional metal braces, with Invisalign aligners only requiring a quick wash with warm water and dish soap. Finally, Invisalign is strongly recommended for athletes who play contact sports, since the aligners do not present the same injury risks as metal braces.
If you would like to learn more about Invisalign clear aligners, please call us at (509) 326-8039.