What is Invisalign?

San Francisco Invisalign

It is no secret that wearing metal braces is not always a positive experience. From aesthetics to a painful jaw to watching what you eat, these type of braces can interfere in your everyday life. With Invisalign, these clear braces are unnoticeable giving you more reasons to smile, not to mention you can remove them when you eat so no more food gets stuck in your braces and you can eat what you want. Invisalign, the clear alternative, happens to be one of the greatest trends in dentistry today.

From teenagers to adults, when it comes to straightening your teeth, Invisalign has become the most popular choice for treatment. The Invisalign system is a series of clear plastic aligners that are removable and more comfortable than traditional metal braces. These aligners fit snugly to your teeth, forcing them to gradually move. When the aligners are no longer snug, it means that it is time for a new aligner because your teeth have moved to where they need to be for the next stage. It will take approximately two weeks for your teeth to move, so about every two weeks you need to change your aligners. This process will continue until your teeth are straight. It is important that you wear your aligners daily and that they are put back in after eating and cleaning your teeth.

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Although Invisalign is very convenient due to easy removal, it takes strong commitment to keep wearing them continuously as directed. If you do not wear your aligners as instructed by your dentist your treatment will not go as planned and your teeth will not move to where they need to be. Every person has different needs when it comes to straightening their teeth. You and your dentist will decide what type of treatment is best for you.

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A missing lower front tooth replaced by a fixed all-ceramic bonded bridge. (a removable stayplate)

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