Getting traditional braces can be a painful experience. Not only is there the prolonged initial installation, but each tightening session can leave your mouth and teeth sore for hours or even days afterward.
The Invisalign process offers gradual teeth straightening through the use of practically invisible aligners. That means that during the 12 months or so it takes to completely and permanently straighten your teeth, your friends, family, and co-workers may not even realize you are wearing them unless you tell them.
Plus, because the process is so gradual — Invisalign aligners typically are replaced every two weeks or so — there is minimal discomfort and generally far less pain than traditional braces.
The Invisalign Process
Like traditional braces, Invisalign aligners gradually move your teeth until they are into the perfect straight position. While traditional orthodontics use special tools to move the wires attached to the teeth — a process that can be both painful and unpleasant — Invisalign aligners are so gradual that you may not even notice the difference between one set of aligners and the next.
Each transparent Invisalign aligner places a small amount of force on your teeth. The thermoplastic design regulates the exact amount of force required to shift your teeth into the perfect position. But the changes in these forces are so small and so gradual that most people barely notice the difference.
At the beginning of the process, your dentist will cautiously plan out which teeth need to move in each specific time period. Through the use of careful planning and timing, your dentist ensures that you get the optimal benefits from your Invisalign aligners in a minimal amount of time.
Your Invisalign Professional
The Invisalign teeth straightening system is an innovative, high-tech way to get improved results in less time than traditional dental braces. Rather than using intrusive wires, metal braces, rubber bands, and other equipment to shift your teeth, the Invisalign system uses clear, comfortable thermoplastic aligners which gently encourage your teeth into the proper position over time.
Both teens and adults alike can benefit from transparent Invisalign aligners. Rather than suffering from the embarrassment of traditional braces, now you can get straight, attractive teeth in as little as one year without anybody even knowing you are wearing them.
To learn more about the Invisalign teeth straightening system and to get started on your path to straight, attractive teeth, all you need to do is make an appointment with McCosh Family Dentistry, South Florida‘s trusted Invisalign professionals.