What is Invisalign?
It straightens your teeth using clear aligners. These aligners can easily be inserted or removed from the mouth at any point, making them accessible and functional. There is no need to worry about pesky metal wires with Invisalign. You can eat whatever you want, drink whatever you want, and you can even brush and floss like you would without Invisalign.
Benefits of Invisalign
It can work up to 50% faster than other teeth-straightening methods. To put this in perspective, the average patient with braces wears them for two years (24 months) and the average Invisalign patient only uses the treatment for 12 months until they obtain the result that they want.
Invisalign is also clear, so nobody has to know that you are wearing them unless you tell them! There are not many things in life that are better than getting perfectly straight teeth discreetly. Invisalign is also completely removable. They are also relatively low cost compared to traditional braces. Traditional braces can cost anywhere from $3,000 – $10,000, and Invisalign will usually only cost about $4,000. These are costs without insurance, as insurance can impact the actual out of the pocket cost of both methods.
Is Invisalign Painful?
Invisalign is not a painful method of straightening your teeth. The only discomfort can arise from the initial mold impressions, but this just comes from a slight pressure of the mold actually conforming to your teeth. The actual teeth straightening process happens in such small increments that the aligners are virtually painless! As an Invisalign user, you will receive new trays every two weeks, so you can expect a lot of small changes throughout your time using Invisalign.
How Long Should Invisalign Aligners Be Worn?
The entirety of the treatment differs based on the severity of your situation. Usually, you can expect to have the aligners for one to two years.
As for daily use, an Invisalign user should be wearing their aligners for at least 22 hours a day for two weeks. After two weeks, you will receive new aligners to replace the old ones. This is just to ensure that your teeth are moving at a gradual pace. If you do not see progress at first, be patient! The minuscule movements will eventually add up towards your dream smile!
Care For Teeth and Invisalign Aligners
With Invisalign, you can care for your teeth as you usually would. Brush and floss as usual.
For the aligners, it is recommended that you rinse them every time you remove them. This can help to combat any plaque buildup that might occur on the aligners. For a more in-depth clean, which should be done at least every two days, you can use a soft-bristled toothbrush. If you notice any buildup on your aligners, you can also soak them in a denture or retainer cleaner. Invisalign does offer its own line of cleaner, but if you don’t have time to find it, the regular cleaner will do just fine. Allow them to soak in lukewarm water and the cleaner for 15 minutes and then rinse.
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Invisalign in Florida
If you are looking to get Invisalign in Florida, Boca Raton Modern Dentistry has the specialists that you can go to. Feel free to contact us for any questions you may have.