Welcome back to the ongoing blog of Edgewood Dental Care! Today, we would love to talk to you about a very popular teeth alignment option: Invisalign clear aligners. Invisalign can help you achieve a straight, beautiful smile in a matter of months rather than the two or three years it takes for traditional braces to work their magic. Let’s talk about how Invisalign works, why it is sometimes preferable to traditional braces, and how it can help you.

What Is Invisalign And How Does It Work?
The Invisalign orthodontic system is made up of clear plastic aligners that gradually shift your teeth into place over time. We craft these aligners using a special digital system. The first aligner is only slightly different than your current smile, while the last aligner will match your final results. We plan out every step of the way to ensure that you can get the results you want. We can even show you what your smile will look after treatment before we even begin!

Invisalign aligners use gently pressure to shift your teeth into place little by little. Your aligners are worn for about two weeks before changing them out for a new one. This process is very simple — even a teenager can do it. Invisalign is a top-notch way to get the straight, beautiful smile you have always wanted.

Why Invisalign Over Traditional Braces?
Invisalign is preferable to traditional braces in many cases. It has many great benefits that just can’t be matched with traditional metal brackets and wires. Invisalign is also great for all ages because of its many conveniences. Simply put, Invisalign is:

Comfortable — Because it is made out of a clear plastic material, Invisalign is much more comfortable to wear than traditional braces. Because there is no metal in your mouth, there is nothing to cut or poke your cheeks or gums. They also do not produce pain from wire tightenings like traditional braces. The only thing you will feel when you change out your aligners is a mild pressure.

Convenient — Invisalign aligners are 100 percent removable. Worried about braces getting in your way or not allowing you to eat the foods you look? Invisalign aligners can (and should!) be removed for eating, drinking, and hygiene purposes. You can also take them out for special occasions. They will never be in your way!

Quick — Did you know that Invisalign works in only about 12 months? That’s HALF the time it takes for traditional braces. Invisalign can help you get the smile you want in just about a year. Avoid the 2 or 3 year-long commitment of traditional braces by choosing the quicker option.

Invisible — The best thing about Invisalign? The aligners are invisible! Because of the clear plastic material that the aligners are made from, they are virtually undetectable to the naked eye once in your mouth. Your peers won’t even notice that you are undergoing treatment! Because of this awesome benefits, Invisalign is great for both students and adults who have an image to maintain. If you want to look great while improving your smile, Invisalign may be the solution for you.

Is Invisalign Right For Me?
If you have mild to moderate alignment problems and no very severe or unusual issues, Invisalign may be right for you! However, we can’t be certain without performing a complete examination on your smile. If we determine that Invisalign is the best option for you, we can help you get started right away. If not, we do offer other orthodontic options, including Fastbraces and traditional braces. Please speak with our team to learn more.

Make An Appointment
Think Invisalign would be a great option for you? Please schedule a consultation to find out for sure! To book an appointment at Edgewood Dental Care, please contact our talented team directly. You can call us at 859-474-7830 or request an appointment using our online contact form. We would be delighted to help you schedule a date and time that is convenient for your personal schedule.

Invisalign can help you get the straight, beautiful smile you have always wanted. Don’t suffer through life any longer with a smile that you hate. Your journey to straighter teeth begins with a phone call. We can’t wait to hear from you.