When Invisalign was first invented, it revolutionized the way people thought about braces. Finally there was a way to correct alignment issues subtly, and without altering the look of the smile. The treatment was an immediate hit and soon after came Invisalign Teen. Invisalign uses a series of invisible, removable, and comfortable aligners that are almost invisible. They are made of a patented flexible plastic that is FDA-approved and contain no BPA, BPS, latex or gluten. Best of all, they do not interfere with your daily life, and your speech and smile are not affected.
Unlike braces, you may take the Invisalign aligners out to eat, floss, and brush comfortably to your heart’s content. Braces tend to catch everything from breakfast to lunch and snacks in between. These food particles are the feeding ground of bacteria. In turn, they cause cavities or gum disease when patients do not brush at least 3 times a day 2-minutes each time.
With Invisalign, there are no restrictions on what you can eat.
Each set of aligners are worn for about 2 weeks and removed only to eat, drink, brush, and floss. As you replace each aligner with the next in the series, your teeth will move – little by little, week by week – until they have straightened to their final position. You’ll visit our office about once every 6-10 weeks for checkups and to receive your next series of aligners. Treatment time, as always, depends on the complexity of the problem.
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