An Article All About Invisalign Aligners

22 December 2020
 Categories: Dentist, Blog

You don't have to be self-conscious about your crooked teeth. You may be a good candidate for Invisalign. If this is something that you would consider if given the option, then you should keep the following helpful information in mind: 

Your teeth can be shifted carefully

Invisalign aligners will be created using your teeth as a model, so they will fit just how they need to in order to put enough pressure on the necessary areas to force a slow shift that will eventually straighten them. In order to ensure that the right amount of pressure continues to be placed on the necessary areas to continue shifting your teeth, you will go in to get new aligners regularly. 

The aligners won't hurt the way braces would

One of the biggest complaints from people who get braces is that they hurt when they are first put on and each time they are tightened. Another big complaint about braces is that they can cause cuts and abrasions to the insides of the mouth due to the sharp pieces on the brackets. This is something you aren't going to have to worry about because the smoothness of the aligners will be more comfortable. The only discomfort will be the pressure on the teeth, which is a necessity to cause the shifting process. 

You won't have to give up the foods you love

You will likely be directed to wear your aligners for most of the day, only removing them to clean them and to sleep. However, they are removable, which means that you can fit in time to enjoy some of your favorite foods that you wouldn't be allowed to eat at all with regular braces, such as taffy, nuts, and gum. 

Invisalign dental aligners don't contain latex or BPA

Knowing that Invisalign aligners are made from a type of plastic material may make you worry that they contain things like latex or BPA, which are harmful materials that you may try to stay as far away from as possible. There are also people that are allergic to latex, so you wouldn't even be able to use aligners if you have this allergy. The fact they are used from safe materials may make you feel even better about them. 

They really can shift your teeth without people knowing you have them in

The design of the aligners gives you a clear appliance you can wear without it being obvious. This may be especially important if you are worried about how you would look with braces. You get the smile you want without it being known by everyone.