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What Are Invisalign Braces and How Can They Help You?

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Smiling is one of the best ways to show happiness, but oftentimes, people are embarrassed to do so because of the state of their teeth. Invisalign braces are the best way to fix crooked, misaligned, or crowded teeth and show the world your beautiful smile.

While they may not be invisible, clear braces are much less noticeable than traditional braces. If you want to try them for yourself, here is everything you need to know about getting them.

What Can Invisalign Fix?

Invisalign clear braces are designed to correct several different issues. Whether you need to fix crooked teeth, move teeth closer, or fix spacing problems, they can help.

1) Overbite/Underbite

Many children have overbites and underbites. Invisalign braces can easily correct this and help the child fix the problem all through their growing years.

2) Open Bite

When teeth are misaligned, it can make it difficult to chew and speak normally. These problems can be compounded if there is a gap between the teeth. Invisalign braces can increase the strength of your bite and close that gap.

3) Overcrowding

Oftentimes, your teeth might not be the right size or shape. Sometimes this is due to you inheriting them from your family. Overcrowding can make it difficult to brush and floss your teeth properly. 

Invisalign braces can help you align your teeth, so they fit better and make them easier to clean.

How Does Invisalign Treatment Work?

Invisalign braces use a series of transparent, removable trays to gradually move your teeth into their desired position. They are made up of a series of tubes that are molded to fit over your teeth. Over the course of a few months, you wear a new tray every couple of weeks.

When the clear trays fit correctly, the teeth move into place, and new trays are made for you. This process is repeated until the teeth are in their correct position.

Tips for Invisalign Maintenance

1) Remove It Before You Eat

Invisalign braces may be almost invisible, but you don’t want to take a chance while eating. Food can get stuck between your trays and cause some major issues, including tooth damage and infection. To make sure your trays are removed before you eat, make sure you have a watch with the timer or your phone. 

2) Avoid Drinking Coffee

Coffee, soda, and even tea can take the gloss off of your aligners. The temperature of the beverage can also warp the aligners. So, avoid wearing your Invisalign while drinking beverages that may stain. 

3) Don’t Clean Your Invisalign with Scented Soaps

Dental hygiene is essential, and you need to keep your trays clean. Start by rinsing them with warm water and letting them air dry. Avoid using scented soaps or toothpaste.

Conclusion

Invisalign is a great alternative for anyone who needs to get braces for teeth straightening. They are just as effective as traditional braces and are much easier to keep clean. They are a great option for patients with orthodontic issues but want a more natural, seamless look while they get their teeth straightened.

Bring back your bright smile with Danvers Aesthetic Family Dentistry. We are a care home dentist that can help you get fitted for Invisalign in a snap. Get in touch with us today to learn how.

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