Is Invisalign an Effective Way to Straighten Teeth?

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Invisalign is quickly becoming a popular method of teeth straightening. Most people who would have to get metal braces are now turning to Invisalign for the same purpose. They are effective for people of any age group and provide a discreet way to correct bite and teeth gaps. The treatment process entails wearing aligner trays for sometime before swapping them out for new ones. But just how effective is Invisalign for straightening the teeth?

The effectiveness of Invisalign

Many people believe that Invisalign is only meant to correct minor gaps between the teeth to make the smile look better. However, Invisalign straightens the teeth, not just to improve their form, but to enhance functionality and reduce the risk of tooth decay, gum disease and pain. Invisalign is effective for correcting issues such as:

Overbite: Sometimes called overjet, overbite is a situation where the upper teeth protrude slightly or significantly in front of the lower teeth.

Overcrowding: This is a case where the teeth overlap or are closely packed next to each other in the mouth. This can cause bite misalignment, jaw pain and increase the risks of tooth decay and gum infection because it will be hard to clean the teeth properly.

Uneven spacing: This is when the teeth are spaced widely apart on the jaw. It makes the smile unattractive and may cause gum diseases if not corrected.

Crossbite: This is when the upper teeth fall inside the lower teeth when biting down. The condition is frustrating and can cause tooth damages and put undue pressure on the jaw when chewing or speaking.

How Invisalign works

The Invisalign system is innovative yet less invasive. During the initial consultation, the dentist will take images and impressions of the teeth. With advanced 3D technology, they can estimate the result of the treatment and show the patient what their teeth will look like after treatment. The software makes it possible to design the aligners to work toward the final goal. Each tray in the set is accurately calibrated and custom-made to fit the patient’s mouth at every step of the treatment phase.

After treatment starts, the patient will wear a set of aligners for about two weeks. Slowly, week after week, the teeth will begin to move to their proper position. Since the aligners are removable, patients can drink and eat whatever they desire. It is also more convenient to brush and floss to maintain healthy teeth and gums since there are no wires or brackets standing in the way.

Invisalign has many benefits. Aside from being a discreet option for teeth straightening, they provide quick results, they look better on the teeth and reduce cases of oral injuries or sores.

In conclusion

Invisalign is highly effective for straightening teeth. Visit your dentist to ask about the treatment and if it is the right option for you. If you commit yourself to the treatment and wear the aligners as recommended, you will have a new beautiful smile in only a few months. Note that the duration of treatment depends on the severity of your condition and compliance.

Request an appointment here: or call You Smile Dental at (408) 361-8133 for an appointment in our Santa Clara office.

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