What does Invisalign do?
Invisalign moves teeth by using clear aligners ( clear trays that fit over your teeth) to move teeth to a stable bite. This enables you to have a stable bite and a healthier mouth but makes it easier to clean and less likely to lose bone and tooth structure which happens with misaligned bites.
How does the Invisalign system work?
Invisalign works by using forces built into the clear aligners that move teeth in a synchronous manner.
What are the health benefits of Invisalign?
Invisalign has many health benefits. Eliminating crowding often allows for more space in the oral cavity so your tongue has more room. This can improve some types of sleep apnea. A proper bite allows for teeth to receive biting forces along the straight axis of the tooth. This prevents bone loss and recession Thus enabling you to keep the important teeth, gum, and bone intact. Also, straight teeth are easier to clean and this can cut down on the bacterial load in your oral cavity.
What are some of the benefits of Invisalign over regular braces?
You are able to do almost all of the treatment at home. The clear aligners are changed each week by you at home. This eliminates monthly appointments that are required with traditional braces. Invisalign is pain-free. And Invisalign is almost invisible. Also, the trays can be moving the teeth in many directions at the same time as opposed to wires which have one movement at a time.
Who is a good candidate for Invisalign?
Almost any healthy person is a good candidate for Invisalign.