Want to have a great smile? When you have a misaligned tooth, it might be difficult for you to give that confident smile. Fortunately, many people are getting back their smiles with high success by using braces. Teeth braces are brackets connected by wires designed to encourage teeth to move to their places. However, braces are fairly noticeable which can make a person self-conscious and can be uncomfortable. Wearing braces for years until you get the desired result can be weary for some people. Instead of braces, people are opting to use clear orthodontic devices called aligners – Invisalign being the most popular producer of clear aligners.

Invisalign is used for teeth straightening purposes and is the newest available device to patients. Invisalign is a tight fitting custom-made mouthpiece that can be slipped over the teeth. The reason why people are choosing Invisalign is because they are tired of wearing those metal braces. With Invisalign, you can straighten up your teeth without telling the world about it.

How does Invisalign move my teeth?

Invisalign is relatively new and most people are in doubt if it will really work. If wearing braces takes a lot of effort and years before it delivers results, how can a plastic tray straighten teeth just as effectively as braces? Whether you believe it or not, Invisalign can work and is an effective option for several teeth alignment problems like protruding teeth, overbite, underbite or having crooked teeth.

So how does Invisalign work?

Braces use a wire to push or pull teeth into its most optimal alignment. With Invisalign, it uses a series of plastic aligners to push the teeth for better alignment. Your dentist or orthodontist will decide the best way to correct your bite and will make the necessary plan or approach. If you get Invisalign, you will be fitted for several versions with slight adjustments in order to move your teeth over the entire treatment time. 

You will receive a new set of plastic trays every couple of weeks until your treatment ends. The treatment time for Invisalign will vary from one person to another, depending on how much the teeth need to be moved or rotated. The more your bite is off, the longer it will take for Invisalign to correct the alignment. With Invisalign, it can be taken out when you want to eat, brush your teeth or to clean the trays. The key to maximizing the effectiveness of Invisalign is to have a very high level of patience and compliance. You will need to wear your Invisalign for close to 24 hours a day so you will get excellent results over time. Considering Invisalign? Contact New Smiles Dental to schedule an appointment for a consultation!