Popular Invisalign Clear Braces Discussed by Novato Cosmetic Dentist

Written by Dr. McConnell on Jun 24, 2014

Invisalign is all over the news, and there are probably few people who haven’t heard of this remarkable orthodontic treatment. But being aware they exist doesn’t mean you understand what they are, how they work, and why they’re preferred by millions of patients. Today, the  Novato Cosmetic Dentist office will help you understand more about the benefits of Invisalign clear aligners and and why they work so well.

Millions of people have already used Invisalign with outstanding results. There are many reasons why this discreet orthodontic treatment is so popular – comfort, convenience and a relatively short treatment time all contribute to the popularity of Invisalign.

Your Treatment is Your Secret

With Invisalign clear braces, you don’t have to worry about the bother of metal brackets and wires that mar your smile and cause irritation inside the mouth. Invisalign uses smooth plastic aligner trays that are far more comfortable than traditional braces. The aligners are comfortable, but they are virtually invisible – in fact, most people will not even notice that you’re wearing them.

You may wonder how these comfortable plastic trays can be so effective for straightening your teeth. The secret is that Invisalign consists of a series of aligner trays that are designed by your dentist to gradually and gently move crooked teeth into their ideal position. You move to a new set of aligners every two weeks, and you will be amazed at the progress you see each time you change aligners.

Treatment that Works with Your Lifestyle

Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign trays are completely removable. It is recommended that you wear the aligners for at least 22 hours per day. This gives you time to remove them for eating so you can continue to enjoy your favorite foods.

The aligners should also be removed brushing and flossing, allowing you to maintain an effective oral hygiene routine. Invisalign aligners are easily cleaned by brushing and rinsing with lukewarm water. Do you play contact sports? The aligners may also be removed so you can wear a protective mouth guard.

Efficient Treatment Time fits Your Timeline

There is no set time for the length of treatment with Invisalign. Each patient is unique, but in general, treatment for adults usually takes about a year. Treatment time for teens and young adults is comparable to that of traditional braces. 

Unlike bracket and wire braces, though, the results are immediately visible each time you move to the next set of trays. You will stay motivated because you’ll see progress consistently as you move through treatment.
You don’t have to live with crooked teeth and you don’t have to face the prospect of unsightly and uncomfortable wires and brackets to achieve great results. Please contact our Novato Cosmetic Dentist office, and we will be happy to consult with you to determine your needs and to decide if Invisalign is the best choice for you.