How Invisalign Straightens Teeth
Invisalign clear braces use a series of thin, plastic aligners to slowly
shift teeth into the desired position. Each new set of aligners is custom
designed by a dentist to fit comfortably in your mouth and apply just the
right amount of pressure to gradually straighten crooked, misaligned or
Unlike traditional braces that rely on unsightly metal brackets and wires,
the transparent Invisalign aligners are so discreet that your friends,
family and coworkers will likely not even notice when you are wearing them
– they will only see your beautiful smile!
How Long Does Invisalign Take?
Each person’s smile is unique, which means the length of Invisalign
treatment can vary from patient to patient. However, in general, most
patients complete Invisalign treatment in 12 to 18 months –
considerably less time compared to traditional metal braces!
To help straighten your smile on schedule, be sure to wear your Invisalign
aligners for 20 to 22 hours a day, or as directed by Dr. Castleberry. While
your aligners can easily be taken out to eat or brush your teeth, make sure
to pop them back in as soon as you are done!
In addition, cavities and other dental problems can interrupt your
Invisalign treatment, so be sure to practice good oral hygiene by brushing
twice a day and flossing daily.
The Benefits of Invisalign Clear Braces
Invisalign clear braces offer a range of benefits compared to conventional
braces, such as:
Discreet Appearance – The transparent plastic
aligners are virtually invisible when being worn.
Greater Comfort – Metal braces can sometimes
irritate the inner cheeks and gums. In contrast, smooth, plastic aligners
are designed for your comfort!
Removable – You can easily remove your Invisalign
aligners to eat meals, enjoy a drink after work with friends, and brush
your teeth normally.
Convenience Factor – You do not have to worry about
Invisalign treatment interrupting your busy schedule. Patients typically
must see a dentist only once every 4 to 6 weeks during treatment.
Am I a Candidate for Invisalign?
Invisalign is an excellent cosmetic solution for most adult men and women
who want a straighter smile. While some serious dental issues – like
severely rotated teeth – are best treated with more traditional
orthodontic treatment, Invisalign is perfectly suited to address a wide
range of common dental imperfections, such as:
- Crooked teeth
- Crowded teeth
- Gapped teeth
- Mild overbites or underbites
If you want to know if Invisalign clear braces are right for you, schedule a
visit at our convenient Vintage Park location with Dr. Castleberry. He will
be happy to discuss your smile goals and help determine the best path
forward to achieving the beautiful, straight smile you deserve.