If you require braces but feel embarrassed flashing
a mouth full of metal, consider Invisalign, a discreet
way of straightening your teeth without all that bulk.
When you consult with your cosmetic dentist, you
will be given several removable aligners to insert in
your mouth. Designed to shift particular teeth into
place, aligners are generally first worn in the back
teeth and eventually move to the front teeth.
Every two weeks, you will change aligners. Each
time you switch aligners, your teeth will shift. To
ensure that your Invisalign treatment runs smoothly,
visit your dentist every six weeks for regular
check-ups. Your dentist will advise you to remove
these aligners whenever you brush, floss, drink and
Just as the name suggests, Invisalign aligners and
trays consist of clear plastic, allowing you to
conceal your treatment from others. Even though many
clients prefer Invisalign because of its invisible
perk, it can only be used for those with a proper
bite. That is, because Invisalign is not administered
with headgear like traditional braces, only those with
proper alignment are ideal candidates.
Because each case differs, so does the cost of
Invisalign treatment. Although Invisalign usually
costs more than traditional braces, the average
treatment only lasts about a year.
If you're a candidate for traditional braces,
consider Invisalign. You'll get the same
results--without advertising your treatment.