9 Important Facts About Invisalign® You Need to Know

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9 Important Facts About Invisalign® You Need to Know

If you’re considering clear aligners to straighten your or your teen’s teeth, you should know some key things. Here are nine facts to help you better understand Invisalign®.

Getting straight teeth doesn’t have to mean months and months of a mouth full of metal. With clear, 3D-printed aligners tailored to your mouth, you can gently guide your teeth to their proper positions in a much more comfortable, discreet way. Your best smile is waiting, thanks to Invisalign®

Because Invisalign gives you a way to achieve your smile goals, Aishwarya Kumar, DDS, and our team at Aqua Dentistry offer it at our office in San Jose, California. If you’re ready to get straighter teeth, here are nine things you should know about Invisalign. 

#1: They’re virtually invisible

As the name suggests, Invisalign aligners fly under the radar. Rather than straightening your teeth with highly visible brackets and wires, Invisalign uses a series of clear plastic aligners. When you wear them, people will be hard-pressed to tell they’re there. 

#2: You can take them out

You only need to wear your aligners for 20 to 22 hours a day. That means you can take them out to eat, play sports, give a presentation at work or school, go on a date, or do anything else where you don’t want to be held back. As a result, Invisalign treatment fits seamlessly into your life. 

#3: That makes oral hygiene easier

Because you can remove your aligners, you can brush and floss normally. You don’t need to worry about threading floss under wires or brushing around brackets to keep your mouth healthy as you move toward straighter teeth.

#4: You can eat whatever you want

Another perk of being able to remove your aligners: You don’t have any food limitations. You can eat all the crunchy and sticky foods you want, unlike with traditional braces

#5: They require fewer office visits

With Invisalign, you get a series of aligners 3D-printed for you. Every week or two, you switch your aligners out for the next set in your series.

With metal braces, you need to go back to the orthodontist regularly for your archwires to be adjusted. With Invisalign, you can make strides toward your dream smile from home. That means fewer trips to the dentist over the course of your treatment. 

#6: They work quickly

Some people achieve their smile goals within six months, and most people complete treatment within 12 to 18 months. 

#7: They’re designed for your comfort

You don’t have to worry about being cut or poked by metal in your mouth when you choose Invisalign. Plus, your aligners get trimmed to precisely match your gumline, giving you an even more comfortable fit. 

#8: Invisalign can address most smile issues

With Invisalign, Dr. Kumar can correct most common dental issues, including:

  • Open bites
  • Overbites
  • Underbites
  • Crossbites
  • Crowded teeth
  • Gaps between teeth

Talk with her to see if your smile problem can be treated with Invisalign. 

#9: They work for teens, too

Invisalign aligners aren’t just for adults. Dr. Kumar offers them to teens to give them a less visible, more convenient way to get straight teeth. 

If you think Invisalign might be right for you or your teen, contact our team at Aqua Dentistry. Call our office at 408-668-1914 or book your appointment online today.