Things You Should Know About Invisalign

Posted by Farhana Rassiwala on Nov 27 2022, 05:59 AM

The Invisalign system uses clear plastic aligners to gradually shift your teeth into the desired position. At Stockton Creative Dental, each aligner is custom-crafted to fit your mouth and is worn for about two weeks at a time, then replaced with the next set in the series. It is essential to wear them for most of the day and night to stay on track with your progress. Each set of clear aligners is designed to fit your current smile, although as you progress through treatment, you will begin using a new set of aligners every week. These aligners apply pressure to your teeth and gums to slowly move them into the desired position. 

How Does Invisalign Work?

The clear, plastic aligners that make up your Invisalign treatment are removable. That means you can take them out to brush and floss your teeth normally and enjoy your favorite foods. You can also remove them for special occasions or when you travel out of town to visit family. You’ll switch to the next set of aligners every two weeks, which are slightly different in shape. Over time, these slight changes will slowly shift your teeth into the correct alignment.

Once you’ve completed your series of aligners, you’ll have your final Invisalign retainers. You’ll wear these at night to ensure that your teeth don’t move out of place again. They’re also designed to hold your smile in place so you can feel great about your new smile. By switching out your aligners at regular intervals, the Invisalign process allows you to achieve a straighter smile in a slower, gentler way compared to metal braces. 

The Benefits of Invisalign

One of the primary advantages of Invisalign is that the aligners are completely removable. This means that you can eat and drink whatever you want during treatment and remove the aligners to brush and floss your teeth normally. This can help to improve your oral health because brushing and flossing as you usually would can help keep your teeth clean. Additionally, the removable nature of these aligners means you won’t have to worry about your appearance for the duration of treatment. You won’t have to feel self-conscious about your braces showing every time you smile or laugh. Instead, you can feel confident and comfortable throughout your treatment process.

Another benefit of the Invisalign system is no metal in your mouth. Metal brackets and wires can rub against your lips and cheeks, causing irritation and even sores. Though they are usually worn shorter than metal braces, traditional braces can still cause painful side effects, like blisters on the inside of your cheeks. The plastic in Invisalign aligners is a smooth material that won’t chafe your skin or cause pain. 

Get in touch with Stockton Creative Dental at 2043 E, Fremont St. #8, Stockton, CA 95205 or call (209) 466-5000to learn more about Invisalign and how it can benefit you and your smile!

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