Invisalign clear aligners provide the benefits of traditional metal braces without metal and wires, making them an outstanding alternative for many patients. These clear aligners work to fix certain dental issues such as crooked teeth, spacing problems and mild overbites. Invisalign aligners are constructed using impressions of the patient’s teeth, allowing them to provide excellent results.
Patients who use Invisalign aligners will receive a set of aligners and change to the next one in the series approximately every two weeks. This process works to continually adjust the positioning of their teeth over time. During treatment, patients must wear their Invisalign aligner for at least 20-22 hours per day in order to achieve the desired results. In most cases, treatment with Invisalign lasts between one and two years.
There are several advantages that Invisalign clear aligners provide over traditional metal braces. They are virtually invisible and will hardly be noticed by others. Because the aligners can be taken out at any time, patients using Invisalign do not have any restrictions regarding what they may eat or drink during treatment. This removability also makes Invisalign aligners extremely easy to clean and maintain, and the user will not need to make any major adjustments to their regular oral hygiene practices. Athletes who play contact sports are often great candidates for Invisalign since the aligners do not present the same injury risks as metal braces.
If you would like to learn more about Invisalign and find out whether or not you are a good candidate for treatment, please call us at (817) 369-8000 to schedule an appointment.