Invisalign: Everything you need to know

Invisalign: Everything you need to know

PGA Dentistry
August 19, 2014
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If you reside in the Jupiter area and are not happy with the alignment or spacing of your teeth, you have multiple options. One of the more popular options is Invisalign, which uses clear plastic removable aligner trays that are comfortable and straighten your teeth just as effectively as traditional braces. Many people choose them solely because of their clear nature, but there are actually many additional benefits to choosing Invisalign over traditional braces.

The Invisalign Process
The Invisalign process is simple and tends to be less uncomfortable than regular braces. It begins with getting molds of your teeth taken to make your first set of aligner trays. Once they are ready, you begin wearing the aligners at all times, except when eating or brushing your teeth. The more you wear them, the faster and more effective the treatment plan is going to be. Every few weeks, you return to your dentist who then fits you for a new set of aligner trays to keep encouraging tooth movement. This is similar to getting the rubber bands in your braces tightened in order to keep moving your teeth in the right direction.

Invisalign VS Alternatives 
In the Jupiter area, you can choose between Invisalign and other forms of orthodontic treatment, such as traditional metal braces and clear braces. There are many benefits to choosing Invisalign over the alternatives. The most obvious benefit is they are more aesthetically pleasing since they are virtually invisible. The clear plastic aligners are hardly noticeable, while metal braces you can see from a great distance. It is also easier to keep your teeth clean and white since they are removable and you can clean your teeth like you normally would. Another benefit is that due to the tray removal during eating, you do not suffer from food getting stuck in your braces.

Length of Treatment
The length of Invisalign treatment in the Jupiter area depends on your individual case. They are usually worn about the same time as traditional braces or shorter. The average time is two years, with some only wearing them one year, and others wearing Invisalign 3-4 years, each case is unique.

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