What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a teeth-straightening system. While traditional braces rely on metal brackets shifting along a stiff archwire to move your teeth into their proper positions, Invisalign uses a series of clear plastic trays. The Invisalign process starts with a 3D digital scan of your smile.
Using that information, your first set of aligners is 3D printed and precisely trimmed to fit over your teeth in their current position. As you wear them for one or two weeks — as prescribed by your RenovaSmiles dentist — the aligners gradually shift your teeth.
You then swap the aligners out for the next set. By the time you wear your final set of aligners, your teeth are perfectly positioned, giving you a straight, stunning smile.
If you’re interested in Invisalign, don’t hesitate to ask your RenovaSmiles dentist about it. As an Invisalign Gold Plus provider, they have extensive experience in using Invisalign to help patients reach their smile goals.
Who can get Invisalign?
Invisalign is ideal for teens and adults who want straighter, more even teeth. This system can correct many cases of:
- Crowded teeth
- Open bite
- Gapped teeth
Your RenovaSmiles dentist can fit the Invisalign aligners with a blue compliance indicator located at the back of each aligner. This gives parents a way to check that their kids are wearing their aligners enough throughout the day.
Can I eat or play sports with Invisalign?
No. By design, Invisalign aligners can be removed when you want to eat, drink, play a sport, give a big presentation at work, go on a date, or do any other activity where you’d prefer to be aligner-free. You only need to wear your aligners for 20–22 hours a day to get results.
After eating, simply brush your teeth to avoid staining your aligners, and then pop them back into place. Invisalign works with your lifestyle, allowing you the flexibility to decide when you want to wear your aligners and when you don’t.
However, not wearing your aligners for the required amount of time per day can make the treatment last longer.
If you or your teen are interested in learning more about Invisalign, the Platinum providers at RenovaSmiles are ready to help. Call any of their three offices or schedule your Invisalign consultation online today.