At Englewood Dentistry, Invisalign uses a custom-made series of aligners to straighten a patient’s teeth over time. The aligners are clear and removable so patients can maintain their oral hygiene routine while undergoing treatment. Each aligner should be worn for about two weeks before moving on to the next in the series. Since they are transparent, the aligners won’t affect a person’s appearance during use.
Patients should wear their aligners daily for the recommended amount of time to ensure their teeth move gradually into alignment. They can eat normally and drink beverages other than water while wearing them. To brush and floss properly, patients should take out their aligners before performing these hygiene tasks.
Invisalign Vs. Traditional Braces
The most significant difference between traditional metal braces and Invisalign is that the aligners used with the latter are removable, whereas those used with the former are not. This makes it easier to clean your teeth when wearing Invisalign than traditional braces. Brace wearers must brush after their meals and clean their braces thoroughly to eliminate any food particles or plaque that may have accumulated throughout the day. However, with Invisalign, the aligners are removed during meals and snacks, so there is nothing to clean away or worry about while eating. Patients are also instructed to remove their aligners before brushing their teeth. This helps to keep patients’ teeth healthy while straightening them. This also makes it easier for them to floss between their teeth.
The Benefits of Invisalign
When it comes to orthodontic treatment, many patients favor the comfort, convenience, and aesthetic benefits of Invisalign over traditional metal braces. Invisalign aligners are removable and transparent, which makes eating, brushing, and flossing a breeze during treatment. The smooth plastic surface of the aligner does not irritate soft tissues in the mouth as metal braces can. And because they are made of BPA-free acrylic material, patients who undergo Invisalign treatment don’t have to worry about the toxicity that can sometimes be associated with other orthodontic appliances.
Because Invisalign aligners are removable, patients undergoing the treatment can remove them to eat, brush, or floss. Patients can also remove them to perform their oral hygiene routine before putting the aligners back in their mouths again. This added level of customization and control makes Invisalign far more appealing than traditional braces.
If you want to learn more about Invisalign and how it can help you achieve a straight and healthy smile, visit Englewood Dentistry at 334 Grand Ave, Englewood, 07631, or call (201) 541-8111. We look forward to helping you achieve a beautiful, healthy smile through comprehensive dental care solutions!