How Does Invisalign Work

Published On: febrero 6, 2023
Invisalign is a revolutionary teeth-straightening system that allows you to straighten your teeth without the hassle and discomfort of traditional metal braces. Unlike other orthodontic treatments, this teeth straightening method uses a series of clear, custom-molded aligners to gradually shift your teeth over time. If you have been considering Invisalign as an option for a straighter smile, read on to find out more about how it works and what it can do for you.

The first step in the Invisalign process is creating custom-made aligners. Your orthodontist will take digital impressions of your teeth and create a 3D model of your mouth. This model helps to design a series of aligners that are tailored to move your teeth into the desired position. Each set of aligners is worn for two weeks, then replaced with the next one in the sequence. You’ll have regular check-ups with your orthodontist so they can track your progress and make sure everything is going as planned.

Invisalign works by slowly shifting your teeth over time using gentle pressure from the aligners. Every few weeks, you’ll switch out to a new set of aligners that will continue the process of moving your teeth until you achieve the desired straightening results. During this time, you may experience some slight discomfort as your teeth adjust to the new aligners, but it is usually very minimal and should go away after a few days.

Invisalign has many benefits for those who need orthodontic work. It is comfortable to wear, meaning you will not experience the same level of discomfort that traditional metal braces can cause. Plus, Invisalign is also removable and almost invisible when worn, so it won’t affect your smile or appearance as much as traditional braces would. The aligners are also far easier to clean than traditional metal braces and don’t require bands or wires that need adjusting periodically like with metal braces. 

As Invisalign uses a series of clear plastic trays to slowly shift teeth into place over time, there’s less risk of damage to teeth than with more intensive treatments such as veneers or crowns. And since treatment time with Invisalign is generally shorter than with traditional braces, it can save you time and money in the long run. All of these benefits make Invisalign an attractive option for those needing orthodontic work. 

On the other hand, despite the fact that Invisalign is generally considered a safe and effective way to straighten teeth, there are still some risks associated with it. First and foremost, if not properly cared for during treatment, the aligners may cause gum irritation or even decay. Additionally, since the Invisalign system relies on a series of removable pieces, there is a risk of misplacing or breaking the trays which could affect your overall treatment time. Finally, as with any orthodontic device, there is always the possibility of post-treatment relapse due to not following up with regular visits to your dentist and wearing retainers as recommended. 

Invisalign is a great way to get a straighter smile without the hassle and visibility of traditional metal braces. With its discreet design and easy-to-use process, it’s no wonder why Invisalign has become such a popular teeth straightening system in recent years. If you’re interested in getting Invisalign, contact us today! At Renova Smiles, we provide exceptional attention and professional service to meet your needs. Schedule an appointment with us today!