Invisalign® clear braces are great for individuals looking to correct a misaligned smile. Within the past decade, this alternative treatment to traditional orthodontics has become a widely popular solution for addressing orthodontic issues, as well as enhancing aesthetics.
You may be wondering what exactly is this unique teeth-straightening treatment and how can it benefit you smile? Below we discuss how Invisalign treatment works, what it is, and what advantages it can provide.
What Is Invisalign®?
Invisalign clear braces are smooth, virtually invisible plastic aligner trays. They are custom designed to correct mild to moderate misalignment while ensuring they are as comfortable as possible when being worn. Treatment involves the trays gently shifting teeth into correct positioning. Patients graduate through their alignment therapy by having their aligners updated every two weeks.
Because the Invisalign® process requires patients to wear their trays for a minimum of 22 hours a day, it is recommended for responsible teens and adults who will comply with treatment guidelines.
The Many Advantages of Invisalign® Clear Braces
Improving Aesthetics Discreetly– In addition to being nearly invisible, Invisalign allows those undergoing treatment a discreet option for straightening teeth. The clear aligner trays are completely removable, which is helpful when attending significant social events.
No Dietary Restrictions– Being able to remove the Invisalign aligner trays allows patients the freedom to eat or drink without worry. However, a diet that is rich in vitamins and nutrients is always recommended.
Effortless At-Home Hygiene– Patients do not have to stress about treatment altering their daily oral hygiene routine. The aligner trays can be removed for proper brushing and flossing.
Efficient Treatment Time– Another benefit of Invisalign is its’ minimal treatment time. Because these clear braces are designed for patients with mild alignment issues, a straighter smile can typically be achieved anywhere from twelve to twenty-four months, depending on the severity of each individual’s orthodontic needs.
At Premier Family Dental, Drs. Peter K. Han and Mia Chun are happy to help straighten smiles with Invisalign® clear braces throughout Hayward and the surrounding communities.
If you or a loved one are interested in clear aligner treatment, call our dental practice today to schedule your initial consultation!