How Does Invisalign Work?

Invisalign is a revolutionary treatment that allows you to straighten your teeth with less time and effort. However, because this treatment is so different from standard orthodontic treatment, it is only normal to have questions. So how does Invisalign work?

Invisalign is different from standard orthodontic treatment with braces because the device used to straighten your teeth is removable. Unlike metal braces, which are usually attached to the teeth with cement, Invisalign utilizes a series of removable devices that fit over your teeth and can be taken out for eating and other such activities. 

How Does Invisalign Work?

How does Invisalign work? Invisalign works by moving your teeth gradually over time. Each device will be created especially for your teeth based on impressions taken at the beginning of the process. At regular intervals, you will change to a new device to continue moving your teeth to the desired positions. 

The first step in this process involves a visit to your orthodontist, who will create a 3D image of your mouth, as well as a treatment plan and price quote. If you decide to move forward, you will receive a set of clear aligners designed specifically for you. 

Benefits of Invisalign

Invisalign offers several benefits over traditional braces. Some of these benefits include:

  • Less noticeable – Invisalign devices are see-through, which means you can wear them without much change to your appearance. Traditional braces, on the other hand, are highly noticeable. 
  • Less painful and intrusive – Traditional braces can cause pain, both because of the movement of teeth and the abrasion of wires inside your mouth. Although you may experience some soreness because of Invisalign moving your teeth, you won’t experience the irritation of other tissues. Any soreness can be treated with over-the-counter pain relievers. 
  • Fewer office visits – When you have traditional braces, you must go to the orthodontist every time you need to have your braces adjusted. With Invisalign, however, you can simply switch to the next device in your treatment plan.

How does Invisalign work? Contact Lake Ridge Orthodontics today. to learn more about Invisalign.