What is Invisalign?

Braces have been around for many decades, but Invisalign braces have taken the technology to a new level. This revolutionary method enables a patient to have their teeth straightened with plastic trays that are not only smooth and clear, but also comfortable and almost invisible, hence the name. These trays are made uniquely for each patient, and sit over the teeth, gently moving your teeth to the place where your dentist knows is best.

Invisalign DiagramOne of the key benefits of Invisalign braces is that there is no mental or wires within their construction – all you have to do is pop a new set of Invisalign braces into your mouth every two weeks so that your teeth can be moved gradually. By using Invisalign braces, your daily life will hardly be altered at all, and many people will not even realise that you have them on.

Patients with crooked teeth or protruding teeth are often good matches for Invisalign braces, as are those with underbite or overbite. Other patients may have gaps in their teeth, or overcrowding which is too many teeth, and Invisalign braces can help them too, giving you that perfect smile.

The Benefits of Invisalign

Traditional metal braces were useful when they were first invented, but now Invisalign braces are here, they are many clear advantages to the new treatment.

For those patients were are working professionals, they know that wearing metal braces would greatly affect their confidence when they gave presentations or held meetings. Invisalign braces will not be noticed by any of their colleagues.

For those patients who are looking for love, Invisalign braces make it easy to avoid bringing up the subject until you are completely happy with that individual, making meeting new people much less stressful.

For patients who are in high school, you may have already turned down traditional metal braces when you were younger because they looked awful, but you now may want to have those perfect teeth. Invisalign braces can change your teeth and transform them without any unsightly metal.

If you are curious as to what Invisalign braces could offer you and your teeth, then you should get in touch with us for a completely free consultation.

Why Not Traditional Braces?

Invisalign braces are not the only option when it comes to straightening teeth, but no others can give the same levels of convenience, comfort, and real confident. It doesn’t matter how old you are: Invisalign braces will almost certainly be a much better way for us to treat your teeth without the rest of your life being affected.

Invisalign vs Braces

Invisalign at Brighton Dental San Diego

Invisalign braces are a set of clear plastic trays that slot over your teeth and will gently and gradually over time move them to better positions in your mouth, without any metal and without any obvious sign of braces. Here in san Diego, we offer this treatment to our patients with the knowledge that over one million people have already tried it, and found it to be a complete success.

If you do not want anyone to know that you are wearing Invisalign braces, then they don’t have to. They blend in seamlessly with your teeth so that no one has any idea, and because they are easily removed, you can eat normally without worrying about food getting stuck in your braces!

The Benefits of Using Invisalign

#1: Easy to Use

Comfortable enough to wear all day, Invisalign braces can be worn without any discomfort and any disruption to your day.

#2: Simple to Clean

It can be difficult to keep your teeth clean if wearing traditional metal braces, but Invisalign braces are removable and so you can ensure that every single part of it is kept clean every day. You can also brush and floss your teeth completely normally, without worrying about getting in the way of the braces.

#3: Eat What You Like

So many people avoid traditional braces because they have to put restrictions on your diet when you have them – but Invisalign braces are removable, and so you can eat whatever you like. There is no stress or worry concerned, and all you have to do is ensure that your teeth and Invisalign braces are kept clean after the meal.

#4: Perfect for Contact Sports

People who love playing contact sports will love Invisalign braces, because they all you to wear them without having to think about wires breaking or metal pushing into your delicate gums or cheeks. You can even remove your Invisalign braces for the game and wear a normal gum shield, giving your teeth the ultimate protection.

Nothing really has to change either when it comes to going to bed. The only addition is that you will need to clean your trays, but as you were cleaning your teeth anyway that is not a massive change, and you do not have to struggle to clean in between metal wires and brackets as you would have to do with traditional metal braces. The Invisalign braces trays just pop out, and you clean them and pop them back in.

The Holistic / Biocompatible Perspective

  1. By using Invisalign braces, you avoid introducing Bisphenol-A (or phthalate plasticisers) into your body, as the trays are made of medical grade polyurethane resins
  2. If crowded teeth or gaped teeth are left untreated, it will be easy for gum disease to move in and cause health problems. Invisalign braces ensures that your teeth become properly aligned, and therefore easier for you to keep gum disease at bay
  3. If teeth are out of alignment, over time this can make chewing difficult, and that means that you will not get all of the nutrients out of your food as you would want. A holistic viewpoint would say that Invisalign braces are a brilliant way to treat this problem

How Does Invisalign Work?

There are five key stages to receiving Invisalign braces treatment:

  1. Initial Consultation
    This consultation will ascertain whether you are a good candidate for Invisalign braces. It is very rare that a person is not, but we always want to offer the absolute best treatment options to our patients.
  2. Create a 3D Image of Your Teeth
    Through using photographs, impressions of your teeth, and x-rays, a 3D image of your teeth will be created for your dentist to map out a treatment plan, so you will be able to see exactly how your teeth will move for each set of Invisalign braces.This will help you to understand exactly how the Invisalign braces treatment will work, individually and customised for your exact teeth structure now.
  3. Receive Your Custom Aligners Based On Your Personalized Treatment Plan
    Now the individual Invisalign braces trays will be made based on the agreed treatment plan with your dentist. They will be smooth and comfortable, and all you will need to do is remove them when you eat and when you clean them. Each set will move your teeth gradually.
  4. Change to a New Aligner Every Two Weeks
    Although the exact dates may be different depending on the patient, around about every fortnight will you return to the dental practice for your new set of trays. Every six weeks or so, you will have a check up to make sure everything is going well.
  5. Reveal Your New Smile
    Every patient will have a different journey, but for most adults it will take a year for the Invisalign braces  treatment to be completed.

In order to get the very best results, your Invisalign braces should be worn between twenty and twenty two hours a day, including when you sleep.

Call (619) 359-6569 for a free Invisalign consultation.

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