When Invisalign first made its debut in 1997, it became the preferred way for patients to straighten their teeth and achieve the smiles of their dreams. Not much has changed since then as Invisalign is still the most popular orthodontic treatment available.
Invisalign aligners are clear and virtually invisible to the naked eye. Unless you make it known you are undergoing orthodontic treatment, most people will have no idea you are wearing aligners. In addition to being invisible, Invisalign aligners are completely comfortable. There’s no need to worry about brackets or wires that often cause pain and discomfort to those who wear traditional metal braces.
Another noteworthy benefit of Invisalign aligners is the fact that they are completely removable. You can remove them any time you eat, drink, brush, and floss your teeth. You don’t have to worry about saying goodbye to your favorite foods or not being able to clean your mouth well.
One of the most common questions we get asked here at RVOrthodontics is “will I need Invisalign a second time in the future?” The answer is “it depends.” After you complete your treatment, you’ll be asked to wear a retainer. By wearing the retainer, you can keep your teeth from shifting back into their original positions.
If you do not wear your retainer as prescribed, your teeth may shift. The natural process of aging, bone loss, and tooth loss may also take away from your Invisalign results. Fortunately, shifted teeth can be resolved via an additional Invisalign treatment or an alternative procedure such a porcelain veneers or crowns.
Frequently Asked Questions About Invisalign
Is Invisalign right for everyone?
While Invisalign is a good option for many teens and adults, it’s not right for everyone. We invite you to schedule a consultation with us to find out if Invisalign makes sense for you.
How does Invisalign work?
During an Invisalign treatment, you’ll wear a new set of clear, plastic aligners for two weeks. You can remove your aligners every time you eat, drink, brush, and floss your teeth. As you replace each aligner with the next in the series, your teeth will slowly but surely move into their proper position.
Is Invisalign as effective as traditional metal braces?
Just like traditional metal braces, Invisalign can straighten your teeth and leave you with the beautiful, healthy smile you deserve. The only difference is there are no wires or metal involved.
What are Invisalign aligners made of?
Invisalign aligners are comprised of a lightweight, BPA-free plastic that can fit your mouth perfectly. While you may face some minor discomfort when you begin to wear a new set of aligners, you are sure to find them much more comfortable than metal braces.
How long has Invisalign been around?
Invisalign started in 1997 and has been the preferred way for teens and adults to straighten teeth. It can help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted in a comfortable and discreet way.
What can Invisalign treat?
Invisalign can safely and effectively treat a number of malocclusions. These include crowding, spacking, overbites, underbites, open bites, and cross bites. We can inform you whether Invisalign can treat your particular malocclusion.
What are the main benefits of Invisalign?
With Invisalign, you can achieve straighter teeth and a healthier smile without any pain or discomfort. It can restore your confidence and significantly improve your overall health.
Schedule an Appointment at RVOrthodontics
If you have questions about Invisalign or are wondering whether you’ll need it again in the future, don’t hesitate to contact RVOrthodontics to make an appointment today. We look forward to hearing from you!