Invisalign is an innovative alternative to braces for straightening teeth. Instead of the hard brackets and wires associated with braces, Invisalign moves the teeth with soft aligner trays. Trays are custom made for each patient and can be removed, as needed, unlike traditional braces. Dr. Hartej Sood is your Lincoln Park, Chicago dentist for Invisalign.
What is Invisalign and How Does it Work?
Invisalign is a method for straightening the teeth with removable aligner trays worn over the top and bottom rows of teeth. A series of tray sets are custom made for each individual patient for a perfect fit. A new set of trays is provided every few weeks. The positioning of the teeth changes slightly with each new set of trays. The slight change in positioning is how the teeth gradually move into the desired final position. On average, most adults achieve a straighter smile after wearing Invisalign aligner trays for approximately 12 months.
Advantages of Invisalign
Invisalign offers multiple advantages over other teeth straightening methods. The trays are made from a soft plastic material so they are comfortable to wear and there are no hard brackets or wires to poke and irritate the inside of the mouth. Additionally, the plastic material used to create the custom aligner trays is clear so they are not readily noticeable to others. Another advantage is that oral hygiene is easier since the trays can be removed to thoroughly brush and floss the teeth.
The soft aligner trays also provide protection against grinding or clenching for individuals who have a tendency to grind their teeth when sleeping or when stressed. Your Lincoln Park Invisalign dentist can help you decide if it is the right teeth straightening option for you. In summary, the advantages of Invisalign include:
- Provide protection
Straighten your smile easily and discreetly with Invisalign aligner trays. They are comfortable and can be conveniently removed when eating, as well as to brush and floss the teeth. For Invisalign in Lincoln Park, Chicago, schedule an appointment with Dr. Sood by calling the dental office at (773) 327-0011.