What is Invisalign and how does it work?

Are you thinking of improving your smile? Have you never liked the look of your teeth but are afraid to wear metal braces? Don’t know what the different types of orthodontic treatments are available today? Don’t worry anymore, because all your questions will be answered below.

In the past, the only option to straighten crooked teeth was to use traditional orthodontics, better known as “metal brackets”, which was and still is very effective and always manages to satisfy the patients’ wishes but has a great disadvantage: it is very uncomfortable and showy. Most adults who go to the dentist at Impressions Dentistry with aesthetic problems confess that they have not been subjected to orthodontics before because they were embarrassed to be seen with it on, which made the dental sector for years looking for an alternative to this treatment equally efficient.

And what was the result of that research? The now widely acclaimed invisible orthodontics, better known as Invisalign. This type of dental orthodontics has the same function as its predecessor but with a great advantage: it is invisible and practically nobody will notice you are wearing it. Sounds good, doesn’t it?

Next, for all those who are thinking of having dental orthodontic treatment and want to know more about the characteristics of this new variation on traditional braces, we are going to explain what Invisalign is and its main advantages over braces.

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What is Invisalign and how it differs from conventional orthodontics?

Invisible orthodontics or Invisalign is an innovative orthodontic treatment whose main function is to return our teeth to a correct position to improve both aesthetics and functionality. Although the treatment works similarly to traditional orthodontics, its main advantage and what makes it so special is its discretion, since no one will notice you are wearing it (unless you tell them so yourself).

This treatment consists of a series of transparent splints that are custom-made for the patient and that he can put on and take off without the help of a professional. These splints will act as braces and will gradually exert pressure to gradually reposition our teeth and return them to their ideal position. The orthodontist will give us different types of splints as the treatment progresses, with the advantage that we can exchange them ourselves at home without the need to go to the dental office.

 

Advantages of Invisalign

The Invisible orthodontic treatment for practical purposes is just as valid as the more traditional orthodontics, however, it does present a series of advantages that most of the adult population takes into account when choosing between one treatment or another:

Discretion

The main and most obvious advantage of Invisalign is its discretion, which is why millions of patients over thirty years of age decide to start treatment without feeling any embarrassment about being seen wearing it; no one will know and that is a plus of peace of mind for those who work in front of the public every day and want to take care of their image.

Comfortable and hygienic

The second advantage of this treatment is how comfortable it is, since not only is it much easier to wear, but it will also prevent us from suffering some of the typical side effects of braces, such as the appearance of canker sores or gingivitis. On the other hand, with Invisalign, we will be able to eat and brush our teeth without having to wear braces, something that is really important to avoid the appearance of the feared treatment cavities and gingivitis.