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How Invisalign Works

Many people suffer from an overbite or an underbite. Some people didn't have the problem corrected with braces during childhood, and they are unhappy with their appearance as adults. Others did have braces when they were younger, but failed to wear their retainer as prescribed and their teeth returned to their original position. If you are like most adults, you don't want to get traditional metal braces to treat your bite defect. Fortunately, there is another treatment option available: Invisalign.

What Is Invisalign?

Invisalign can correct an overbite or an underbite the same way that metal braces do. Invisalign is made up of a series of transparent aligners in different sizes. As your treatment progresses and your smile begins to straighten, you will need a new aligner. After you finish wearing your last aligner, your teeth should be straight.

Why Is Invisalign Better Than Braces?

There are a few benefits that you can get from Invisalign that you cannot get from metal braces.

Appearance: The way Invisalign looks is the main reason why people choose it. Since the aligners are transparent, most people won't know that you are wearing an aligner unless you tell them.

Oral hygiene: Brushing and flossing with braces can be difficult. You need to brush around each bracket and underneath the wires. With Invisalign, you would remove your aligner before brushing and flossing which makes brushing and flossing easier.

Pain: The brackets of metal braces can scrape up the inside of your mouth. Since Invisalign is smooth, there is no risk of any injury.

Food restriction: When you have metal braces, there are several food restrictions. Hard food and sticky food can damage your braces. Therefore, they need to be avoided during your treatment. With Invisalign, the aligner is removed before you eat.

Faster treatment time: The average treatment time for braces is between one and three years. The average treatment time with Invisalign is between six months and two years.

If you are thinking about getting Invisalign to straighten your smile, you should schedule an appointment with Riverwalk Dental Group. Our Jupiter & Boyton Beach Dentist specializes in this treatment method. To schedule a consultation, contact our Dentist in Jupiter & Boyton Beach today.

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