How Does Invisalign Work? This Is All You Need to Know

How Does Invisalign Work? This Is All You Need to Know

 

You will agree with us that Invisalign seems like a modern orthodontic miracle if you have ever experienced what it feels like to go through middle school with a mouth full of metal braces.

But one thing that still bothers many people is if this almost-invisible aligner can actually invisalign alignersstraighten the teeth just as the hypes around it claim.

After all, 6 million people have had Invisalign treatment around the world!

In this article, we will be showing you what exactly is Invisalign and how it works. We’re sure by answering these questions, it will help some people decide if the treatment is ideal for them or not.

 

What Exactly Is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a branded system that helps you straighten your teeth by using removable aligners instead of the traditional metal braces. The aligners are usually not visible to the naked eye, which is a great development over the traditional metal braces and good news for people who are always concerned about how metal braces may affect their appearance.

How does Invisalign works?

Invisalign aligners work in a series of trays that gradually and over time shift your teeth into place. Each of the trays is manufactured in such a way that each of them leaves the teeth slightly straighter then what the previous tray has done.

With each tray, your teeth will practically move up to 0.25 mm. Every two weeks, your set of trays will be replaced by new ones, slowly getting your teeth moved to their ideal positions.

Invisalign is more convenient as you only need to pop the trays in and you are ready to go. It’s comfortable and no unsightly brackets necessary.

They can be used by both teens and adults as they are clear and are barely noticeable.

 

How long does it take Invisalign to straighten teeth?

Actually, the number of days it takes Invisalign to get the teeth to reach its final position divers in individuals, but on average, it can take up to 9 to 12 months to get your teeth back to the perfect position.

 

How do I maintain my Invisalign aligners?

orthodontistYou are expected to wear your aligners for 22 hours daily. You are only allowed to remove them when you are eating, drinking hot beverages like coffee and tea, and when brushing your teeth.

Because your teeth are completely covered by the aligners, it’s important you brush your teeth after every meal to prevent foods from being trapped under the aligner.

Apart from holding yourself accountable for the all-day wearing of your aligners, you will also need to return to see your dentist roughly every 4 to 6 weeks to check your progress and also to give you the new set of aligners you need before you come for your next appointment.

 

What kind of result I’m I to expect with Invisalign?

Just as expected, the result of Invisalign treatment is often dependent on how crooked your smile was at first and also on how diligent you are about wearing the aligners when you are expected to wear them.

Also, Invisalign does not only help get your teeth back into their ideal positions, but can also help correct a number of issues, including straight teethoverbites and underbites, gaps in the teeth, overcrowding, and crossbites.

Before now, using metal braces to correct these issues is very effective, but now, with the improvements in Invisalign, it can now deliver the same result as the traditional braces.

 

How do I clean the aligners?

Cleaning the aligners is not a difficult thing to do. Simply brush out the aligners with a toothbrush and cold water and that will be all.

Most orthodontists, however, do not recommend you use toothpaste to clean the aligners because that may cause the plastic to become cloudy and could cause damage to them in the process.

 

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If you reside in Manchester and require more information about Invisalign or have a specific concern, simply call our friendly team on 0161 773 0111  or alternatively, you can complete our Contact Form and receive a callback free of charge.

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