Invisalign is the hot new commodity challenging braces for the best way to realign teeth. Braces have been used for a very long time, but despite their dependability, they are becoming a bit archaic in nature. Luckily, the advancements in Invisalign treatments are here to save the day.
Invisalign uses clear plastic “trays” in the shape of the patient’s teeth to slowly adjust the teeth’s alignment over time. The trays are changed weekly and worn an average of 22 hours a day, only removed for eating.
The concept is similar to braces, right down to the necessity of brushing your teeth after eating in order to keep everything clean inside your mouth and to avoid rotting. But the bonus is being able to remove them when you want.
Are there any downsides? Yes: for people with bad gag reflexes, Invisalign will not be very comfortable. The ability to remove Invisalign also creates a situation that makes it hard to wear them consistently, as they may give the wearer a small lisp or feel strange over the teeth when talking.
However, the positives far outweigh the negatives. Invisalign is a great way to readjust your teeth without the hassle of braces maintenance or the appearance of metal stuck to your teeth.