Invisalign is a subtle, easy way to correct the alignment of one’s teeth. During Invisalign treatment, a series of clear, customized aligner trays are created to fit the gradual shifting of the teeth. Invisalign aligners can be removed, allowing patients to brush and floss normally and eat foods they wouldn’t be able to eat with braces. Invisalign is comfortable and virtually undetectable to others, making it a great option for teenagers and adults.
How Does the Invisalign Process Work?
First, Dr. Petruccelli will hold a consultation with you to determine if you are a good candidate for Invisalign. Once you have made the decision to proceed, Dr. Petruccelli will take impressions of your teeth and send the impressions to a dental laboratory, where your aligner trays will be made. Dr. Petruccelli will schedule another appointment with you once your aligners arrive to ensure a proper fit.
Over the course of your Invisalign treatment, you will insert a new set of aligners every two weeks until you have achieved the desired results. The aligners should be worn at least 20 to 22 hours a day. You can remove your aligners to eat, brush, and floss.
Why Choose Invisalign Over Traditional Braces?
Correcting crooked teeth with Invisalign is easy, discreet, and comfortable. Below are some of the biggest advantages of Invisalign over traditional braces:
- Invisalign aligners are clear and comfortable. You don’t have to worry about painful wires or unsightly brace brackets.
- Unlike with braces, you can remove Invisalign aligners to brush, floss, and eat. This makes it easier for you to maintain proper oral hygiene.
- You do not have to restrict yourself from certain foods with Invisalign since you can remove the plastic aligner trays whenever you want.