Invisalign makes it possible to straighten your smile discreetly without the brackets and wires associated with braces. Invisalign relies on custom aligner trays to gently straighten the teeth and move them into the desired position. The trays offer several advantages, including being clear and removable. Dr. Sandra Eleczko in Livonia, NY can determine if Invisalign might be right for you.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is an exciting alternative to wearing braces when you wish to straighten your smile. Instead of brackets and wires, Invisalign utilizes soft plastic aligner trays to straighten the teeth. Patients receive a set of two aligner trays to start. One tray fits over the top row of teeth, and the other fits over the bottom row. The trays are custom made for each patient for a perfect fit. Each set of trays is replaced with a new set every week. Each new set has slight modifications to gently move the teeth closer to their final position. Treatment time can oftentimes be completed in under a year.
Benefits of Invisalign
Invisalign offers multiple benefits. A primary benefit is that it is discreet because the aligner trays used to straighten the teeth are made from a clear plastic material. The clear trays are not readily noticeable to others, in contrast to the readily noticeable silver brackets and wires associated with braces. Additionally, since the trays are made from a soft plastic material, they fit comfortably over the teeth. There are no hard metal or ceramic brackets and wires to poke or irritate the mouth and gums.
Another benefit of Invisalign is that the aligner trays can be removed, as needed. The trays should be worn most hours of the day and night, but can be conveniently removed to more easily brush and floss. They can also be removed when eating to prevent food particles from becoming trapped in the trays. Additionally, the aligner trays can be taken out for photographs and important occasions, if desired. Your dentist can help you decide if Invisalign is the right teeth straightening option for you.
Invisalign allows you to straighten your smile comfortably and discreetly. To find out if you are a good candidate for Invisalign, schedule an appointment with Dr. Eleczko, your Livonia, NY, dentist and serving the Geneseo, NY, area and surrounding communities, by calling the dental practice at (585) 346-2320.