Invisalign is a modern orthodontic system that uses clear, comfortable aligners to gradually shift teeth into proper alignment. Each set of aligners is worn for two weeks before switching to the next set in the series. Invisalign aligners are clear and practically invisible. This makes the treatment more appealing to many patients compared to traditional braces.
The aligners are also removable, so they do not interfere with a patient’s ability to eat their favorite foods or participate in social functions. However, the aligners should be worn for at least 22 hours daily to achieve the best results. With Invisalign, patients can still enjoy all the same benefits they would receive from traditional metal braces, such as improved oral health, straighter teeth, and a more beautiful smile but without any of the hassles.
Invisalign vs. Braces
Traditional braces consist of metal brackets and wires that often cause discomfort throughout treatment. With Invisalign, you do not have to worry about metal brackets or wires affecting your smile’s appearance or comfort. Instead, you will wear custom-fit aligners that gently and gradually move your teeth into position.
Invisalign custom-made aligners are created using 3D imaging technology to ensure a comfortable fit designed specifically for you. Invisalign aligners are also removable, so you can remove them during meals and important events or for no reason other than to clean them! This means that you do not have to give up your favorite foods during your Invisalign treatment, and there are no restrictions on what you can eat. You can also remove the aligners when brushing and flossing for better oral health.
How Does Invisalign Work?
3D computer imaging technology is used to create a series of customized aligners that comfortably fit your teeth. Each aligner is worn for about two weeks, then replaced with the next in the series until your teeth are perfectly aligned. Because Invisalign aligners are clear, no one will be able to tell you are wearing an orthodontic appliance. You can also remove the aligners to eat and easily brush and floss your teeth.
We recommend wearing your aligners for at least 22 hours a day. If you wear them for less time, you might extend your treatment duration compared to someone who would wear them as required. You will need to see us every six weeks to make sure the treatment is progressing as planned and to replace your aligners. We will check your progress during each visit and give you new sets of aligners.
If you are looking for an alternative to traditional braces that will allow you to straighten your smile without anyone knowing, visit Kik Dental at 403 S 11th St Suite 200, Boise, Idaho 83702, or call (208) 342-3440 to see if you qualify for Invisalign today!