Invisalign Clear Aligners
As the name implies, Invisalign clear aligners are made of virtually invisible polyurethane plastic, instead of metal like traditional braces. Rather than being cemented or bonded to the teeth, theseclear aligners are completely removable for eating, and more importantly, brushing and flossing! You must, however, resist the temptation to take your aligners out more than is recommended to ensure that your smile stays on course.
The Benefits of Invisalign Clear Aligners
Here are some other advantages of the Invisalign system:
- Cleaner Teeth & Gums — With an orthodontic appliance that is removable, you will be able to clean your mouth much more easily when compared to metal braces.
- Discreet Looks — If you consider your orthodontic treatment to be a private matter, or simply feel that metal braces don’t fit with your self-image, this practically invisible form of orthodontic treatment might suit you.
- Fewer Dietary Limitations — To protect metal wires and braces, some diet modifications are necessary. With clear aligners, you can still bite into an apple or enjoy a crispy pizza crust.
- Comfort — The soft, flexible material of which Invisalign is made is less likely to irritate the soft tissues of the mouth than metal wires and brackets.
- Protection Against Teeth Grinding — If you have a teeth grinding or clenching habit, clear aligners can function as thin nightguards that will help protect your teeth from excessive wear.
This technology has improved substantially over the years and can now correct many problems that once required alternative treatments. There are still some situations for which traditional braces are a better choice and only an orthodontist can determine the best course of action.
Is Invisalign right for you?
The Invisalign System is quickly becoming one of the most popular treatment options for PT Orthodontics patients. The best way to find out if you’re a candidate for Invisalign is scheduling an appointment with your nearest PT Ortho office and speaking with one of our great doctors. In the meantime, read more about clear aligners below and check out other reasons you might want to visit!