As implied by its name, the clear aligners of Invisalign make for quite an alternative experience in straightening teeth. The aligners are created from Invisalign polyurethane plastic material. Instead of being bonded similarly to metal or traditional braces, aligners can be removed. This is useful for various situations, especially when preparing to eat, before social events, and for brushing and flossing your teeth. It is important that patients exhibit discipline in ensuring the aligners are not removed for longer periods than recommended by the dentist.
With the Invisalign system, patients experience these advantages and benefits:
- Improvement in oral hygiene – Since they can be removed, Invisalign aligners allow patients greater convenience in cleaning their teeth than with metal braces.
- A discreet teeth-straightening experience – Some patients want their dental work kept private. With invisible aligners, this is more achievable. Patients can continue to perform their daily routines without thinking about how they will look in social situations.
- Greater variety in diet – Without metal wires or brackets in the way, patients can enjoy a greater range of foods.
- Improved comfort – The comfortable, flexible material that Invisalign is created from can be less likely to irritate the soft tissues within the mouth compared to metal wires and braces.
Over the years, Invisalign aligner technology has continued to improve in sophistication, comfort, and quality. If you are managing misshapen or misaligned teeth, now is as great a time as ever to be a patient of the Invisalign system. At Pacific Dental Care, our cosmetic dentist has taken care of numerous patients in Glendale, Burbank, and Pasadena looking for outstanding professional teeth-straightening solutions.
Call us today to schedule a consultation and determine your candidacy for Invisalign.