Quick Facts about Invisalign
Invisalign is a revolutionary addition to the field of cosmetic dentistry. Made of SmartTrack® material, Invisalign aligners work to gently ease your teeth in place to give you a beautifully straight smile. Below are a few quick facts about this much sought-after teeth alignment system.
One of the biggest reasons people avoid treatment with traditional braces is their visibility. Many patients feel shy or self-conscious with metal brackets and worry it may attract unwanted attention. Invisalign, however, is virtually invisible. Made of a clear material, it easily blends with your natural teeth and doesn’t stand out the way traditional braces do, making them an ideal choice for those who want a low-profile treatment.
The aligners are custom-made to fit comfortably over your teeth and provide a highly personalized treatment.
Treatment time varies from patient to patient depending on the severity of misalignment, but timelines with Invisalign are typically significantly shorter than with traditional braces.
The clear and smooth material makes it a comfortable choice. With no metal rubbing against your inner cheeks or lips, the feeling is very different than wearing traditional braces.
Traditional metal braces are cemented to the teeth and cannot be removed without the assistance of a dentist. This can result in stains on the teeth and dietary restrictions to avoid damaging the brackets themselves. Invisalign is removable, so there's no risk of dental stains, and patients can enjoy any foods they like without restriction. The aligners can also be removed for special occasions so they are not seen in photos.
Because traditional braces are primarily made of metal, there's a potential for toxins to be released, though the risk is small. Invisalign is crafted from BPA-free plastic, so there're no toxic materials or risks involved.
The removable aligners make caring for your teeth with Invisalign far easier than with metal braces. You can simply brush and floss as normal and give the aligners a rinse with warm water before reinserting them.
Invisalign is an efficient system that produces dramatic results in a fraction of the time it takes traditional braces to produce similar results. If you want to learn more about Invisalign and find out if this revolutionary system is right for you, call Smiles at Goose Creek at 843-285-5950 to schedule a consultation with our dentist.