Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that uses clear aligners to gradually move your teeth into proper position. At Dieterlen Dental, the aligners are removable and nearly invisible, and they help straighten teeth without metal wires or brackets. It is also a great option for busy patients, as Invisalign requires less frequent visits than traditional braces.
How Does Invisalign Work?
Invisalign aligners are custom-made from molds of your mouth. They are made specifically to fit your teeth and mouth, which makes them very comfortable and convenient. Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign aligners are removable. You can take them out before eating, which means you don’t have to worry about dietary restrictions. You can also remove them when you brush and floss your teeth, which makes it easier to brush and floss in between teeth.
Every two weeks, you’ll switch to the next aligners in the series. This gradual process ensures that your teeth are shifted into their proper alignment without causing any pain or irritation.
The Benefits of Invisalign
Invisalign treatment is comfortable, and unlike traditional braces, there are no metal brackets or wires that irritate. Invisalign uses removable trays, called aligners, made from a soft plastic material. These aligners are custom-fit to your teeth, so they do not irritate your mouth.
Removable aligners allow you to take them off for eating, drinking, and engaging in social and physical activities. This also allows you to practice good dental hygiene as the aligners will not get in the way of brushing and flossing when they are removed.
Invisalign braces are virtually invisible, so most people won’t even notice you’re wearing braces. This allows you to enjoy casual social interactions without being self-conscious about “wearing braces.”
Invisalign aligners are removable, which means that patients can brush and floss their teeth as usual, and eat and drink whatever they’d like. Traditional braces are permanently bonded to the teeth, so certain foods can damage the brackets and wires, potentially causing cavities and staining. Invisalign aligners are made with a thermoplastic material that is free of BPA and latex, so you don’t have to worry about any chemicals touching your mouth.
Invisalign aligners are removable, so patients don’t have to worry about getting food stuck in them and continuing to wear them throughout dinner and conversation. Instead, patients can remove their aligners, eat dinner, and then rinse out their aligners before putting them back in. This allows them to speak more clearly, so patients can enjoy meals more and feel more confident.
With Invisalign, you can continue eating all the foods you love, from apples to steak, because Invisalign is removable. However, because Invisalign is removable, we recommend that patients remove their aligners before eating.
Invisalign clear aligners are removable. This means that patients can continue to enjoy their favorite foods during treatment. This benefit is especially helpful for patients with a busy schedule or teens with busy sports and/or social schedules.
Whether you are looking to straighten your teeth or correct your bite, Invisalign could be the right choice for you. To schedule an appointment, visit Dieterlen Dental at 3015 E. 91st Street, Tulsa, OK 74137, or call (918) 299-2400.