What Does Invisalign Do?
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Americans are eager to improve their smiles with orthodontic dentistry, but not so eager to wear non-removable metallic braces. That explains why Invisalign has become one of the top orthodontic treatments administered by dentists in the United States. If you want a prettier smile but aren’t so sure about whether you can wear metal braces for an extended period of time, consider the benefits of Invisalign from a Newport Beach, CA dentist, like Dr. Soboh and Dr. Liswi.
The Invisalign Effect
Invisalign became a popular alternative to traditional metal braces in the early 2000's. The popularity of this procedure is due largely to the fact that it gives patients a way to fix their smiles relatively inconspicuously. Instead of metal brackets, Invisalign uses clear plastic trays. We have successfully used Invisalign to correct the positioning of teeth and transform smiles. Invisalign is commonly used to turn an average smile into one that is nearly perfect.
The Invisalign Timeline
After you start Invisalign, you’ll visit your our office every month or so for a checkup and to receive the next set of trays in your treatment plan. Each case is different, but because of the advanced technology behind Invisalign, the treatment plan commonly takes between six months to a year. Compare that to the two or three years that is common for regular metal braces, and you have another reason for the popularity of this treatment.
Once you and your dentist are happy with the positioning of your teeth and your smile a clear retainer will be made for you . Your dentist will advise you to wear this retainer every night while sleeping. Wearing your retainer at night will also help you avoid bruxism and clenching, which could change the positioning of your teeth over time. Your new Invisalign smile can last a lifetime as long as you make dental care an important part of your daily routine and see your dentist every six months.