Four Reasons to Choose Invisalign

Invisalign Oxford, MS

If you are looking to straighten your teeth but do not want traditional metallic braces, Invisalign® is an effective alternative to consider. Invisalign is a set of clear aligners that are worn over the teeth. Due to their transparency, they are hard to notice when worn, making them a popular option among those seeking affordable and discreet yet effective treatment.

Reasons to choose Invisalign®

The following are reasons why patients looking to straighten their teeth should consider getting Invisalign®:

Oral hygiene and maintenance are easier

With traditional braces, it can be hard to clean the teeth properly. Food particles can get trapped in crevices of the oral cavity and can cause a buildup of bacterial plaque and oral health issues. Invisalign aligners are easily removable, meaning patients can clean their teeth and aligners thoroughly. There is no need for special tools for cleaning between braces and wires.

Since cleaning is hard, some people may notice slight discoloration on their teeth after the braces come off. This is common among those who are fond of consuming plenty of sugar and teeth-staining foods. Although the occurrence is not prevalent, patients can avoid this altogether by choosing Invisalign. The possibility of brushing and flossing as usual is important for protecting oral health and preventing discoloration.

No food limitations

Dentists often warn their patients against eating certain foods or chewing gums after getting traditional braces. Such meals can damage the braces’ wires and brackets. With Invisalign, wearers can pop their aligners off when it is time to eat and simply wear them again afterward. This gives them more food options, unlike brace users.

A comfortable option

It usually takes a while to get accustomed to having a new oral device. However, patients usually find aligners much more comfortable. First, the aligners have soft edges, meaning there are no sharp edges that can irritate the soft tissues of the oral cavity.

Secondly, there is no need to visit the dentist for routine tightening appointments. Those who opt for Invisalign will only get different sets of aligners that will be switched out every two weeks. Each aligner is somewhat different from the previous set. It is normal to feel a slight pressure on the first after putting on the new aligners, but the feeling should disappear after a day or two.

Discreet treatment

One major drawback of traditional braces is how they look on the teeth. The metallic ones are conspicuous and not attractive, meaning everyone will know that the person is undergoing teeth straightening treatment. Fortunately, Invisalign is just as effective yet barely noticeable on the teeth since they consist of clear thermoplastic material. When there is an important social event, the aligners can come off for about two to three hours before they have to be worn again.

Frequently asked questions about Invisalign®

1. What is Invisalign?

Invisalign transparent aligners have revolutionized the orthodontic industry. They have been shown to successfully address many dental misalignment issues. Patients will wear a series of custom-made plastic appliances that will softly and gradually shift their teeth into place. The entire treatment takes between 12 to 19 months. The aligners are replaced as the therapy progresses, usually after two weeks. Teenagers and adults might benefit from wearing Invisalign braces because of how discreet they are.

2. Who can benefit from Invisalign therapy?

People who have mild to moderate crowding and bite issues are good candidates for Invisalign therapy. Due to their transparent design, Invisalign aligners are an excellent option for anyone who might feel self-conscious about wearing metal braces.

Invisalign aligners are removable but should be worn for 20 to 22 hours daily. For this reason, patients must be able to maintain the aligners and wear them for the prescribed amount of time daily.

3. What is involved in Invisalign treatment?

The first stage in Invisalign® treatment is generating a 3D model of your teeth and jaw. Your dentist may make a custom treatment plan and aligners for you throughout treatment. While every Invisalign case is unique, most patients change to a new set of aligners every week or two. The teeth are progressively moved into the proper positions because the aligners can deliver a minor, constant force.

Invisalign aligners are discreet and comfortable, meaning it is easy to forget you are even wearing them. Those around you will not notice that you are sporting Invisalign® clear aligners since they are fabricated from a transparent thermoplastic material called SmartTrack.

Ready to take the next step?

There are many obvious reasons to choose Invisalign to correct dental misalignment. They are effective and can correct many issues. If you are considering Invisalign® for teeth straightening, book an appointment with the dentist to learn more about the process.

Request an appointment here: or call Lee Family and Cosmetic Dentistry at (662) 546-1143 for an appointment in our Oxford office.

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