What is Invisalign?
There’s never been a better time to straighten your teeth with the most advanced clear aligner in the world. At Puyallup Park Dental, We are proud to be a certified provider of Invisalign clear aligners, which give you a clear, convenient, and comfortable option to achieve the smile you’ve always wanted.
If you wish you had straighter teeth but don’t want to deal with unsightly metal braces, invisible aligners could be a great option for you. Invisible aligners are a custom-made series of snug-fitting, comfortable clear aligners that gently straighten your teeth over the course of several months, and are virtually undetectable when worn. They are excellent for older teens and adults who wish to correct mild to moderate crowded teeth or spacing and bite issues.
Though some find straighter teeth more aesthetically appealing, there are actually several oral health benefits to having straighter teeth as well! Correctly aligned teeth:
Make your mouth less prone to periodontal (gum) disease, because it is easier to clean the gums and areas around your teeth.
Have better functionality due to a better (correctly aligned) bite, which could result in relieving headaches and jaw joint issues (TMD) due to a misaligned bite.
How Invisible Aligners Work
Unlike traditional metal braces, which are cemented onto your teeth and can only be removed by your orthodontist, invisible aligners can be removed by the wearer. Though they should be worn every single day for at least 22 hours a day for effective results, they can be removed while eating and cleaning the teeth. Each aligner is worn for two weeks and then switched to the next in the series of aligners, each piece designed to gradually and gently move your teeth into place according to your custom treatment plan. Depending on your unique case, treatment can last anywhere between three to eighteen months.
Invisible Aligners Vs. Traditional Metal Braces
Appearance: Virtually undetectable, invisible aligners are especially ideal for adults who want to avoid a mouth full of metal wires and brackets. Since you remove them to eat, there is also no chance embarrassing incidents like unknowingly having food stuck in between the wires. And best of all, your smile will look natural through every step of your treatment!
Comfort: Because they are custom-made for your mouth, invisible aligners are exceedingly comfortable.
Convenience: They can be removed when eating and cleaning your teeth.
Improved Oral Hygiene: Unlike metal brackets and wires, you will be able to brush and floss normally by simply removing your invisible aligner while you clean your teeth.
No Changes to Your Diet: Since you remove the aligners to eat, you won’t have to give up chewy, crunchy or hard foods that can be problematic with metal brackets and wires.