Orthodontics Without Braces With Invisalign
You may be surprised to find out that the benefits of properly aligned teeth go far beyond confident smile. They include healthier teeth and gums, easier cleaning and reduced risk of decay and gum disease. When teeth are properly aligned, it helps the gums fit more securely around the teeth, allowing for the strongest and healthiest defense against potential periodontal problems. That’s where Invisalign comes in. The comfortable and clear aligners gently and gradually begin to move your teeth into the proper position — without unsightly brackets and wires.
With Invisalign™ you will have straight teeth in as little as 9 to 15 months, with no braces, wires or headgear. The best part is that no one will know you’re straightening your teeth, because Invisalign is invisible! The Invisalign system is also easily removable, allows you to eat and drink what you want, and makes brushing and flossing easy.
Even though Invisalign exerts less pressure on your teeth than braces do, it is just as effective, because adjustments are made every 2 weeks. Braces use stronger force and are only tightened every 6 weeks. Gentler force and smaller, more frequent adjustments mean that Invisalign is less painful then braces as well as less traumatic to the teeth.
By wearing the aligners between 20-22 hours a day, you progressively shift your teeth into the ideal positions. Most people use Invisalign for about a year, but it may be more or less depending on your needs, and almost always takes less time than metal braces at a comparable cost.