Invisalign 101

Here at Murray Scholls Family Dental, we receive many questions about Invisalign in Beaverton.

Is Invisalign a good solution for straightening teeth or are traditional braces better? If you have questions, this post is for you.

Invisalign is a relatively new method that is used in the orthodontic dentistry industry to help straighten peoples teeth. Invisalign aligns the teeth with a custom clear tray, and it is more convenient than the alternative traditional braces that are metal.

It is a detailed comprehensive and complete method to get straighter teeth. The company, Align Technology manufactures it out of California. Align Technology says that over 40,000 doctors are trained in the United States to do in Invisalign treatments.

Advantages to using Invisalign
There are many perks to using this system to straighten teeth. The tray that is placed in the mouth is completely clear and transparent, therefor many patients enjoy using Invisalign over the traditional braces because there are no brackets or metal to distract or complicate daily habits.

Adults who want to straighten their teeth usually go for Invisalign because it is easier to use and it is more comfortable than traditional metal braces.

Invisalign treatments are quicker than the traditional braces, many people enjoy in Invisalign benefits because it takes less time to actually straighten the teeth, usually about 12 to 18 months, patients see results much faster.

There are alternatives to Invisalign, line like surgery and temporary dental implants. but these are more costly and can hurt and be painful as they are inserted into the patient’s bone. This will accelerate the procedure but can be very dangerous.

The disadvantage of Invisalign include patient care, just like traditional braces or any other healthcare aspect, the amount of work that the patient puts into it will determine the ultimate success.

Ultimately the success of an Invisalign is aligning your teeth properly, and it is solely based on the patient’s commitment to using the equipment properly. Which must be worn for minimum of 20 to 22 hours a day. Patients can remove them while they eat, brush their teeth, or drink but it is important to keep Invisalign on your teeth throughout the day.

Invisalign is somewhat expensive according to the traditional wiring bracket system but if you have dental insurance it can help cover the cost.

If you are considering straightening your teeth Invisalign could be the best solution. Speak with us to help you make the right choice for you. There are many treatments that you can use to get straighter teeth.

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