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A study conducted by the American Academy Of Cosmetic Dentistry found that 45% of survey respondents believe that a smile is the most attractive feature a person can have, regardless of their age. The same study also found that 80% of respondents would spend more money to upkeep the appearance of their teeth and consider a nice smile to be worth the investment. If you have been considering investing in getting a straighter smile, but want to avoid the hindrances that come with braces, check out these quick facts about why Invisalign is different.
No, Invisalign is a series of clear liners that fit over your teeth in a similar fashion to a mouthguard. A set of liners is worn for a few weeks, then switched with a new set to continue shifting your teeth into place. One of the reasons this option is popular is because the clear liners are discreet and not noticeable while being worn. In fact, it is so popular that over five million people have invested in Invisalign to help straighten their smile.
Unlike with traditional braces, you will not need to change your eating habits or avoid certain foods. You will, however, need to remove your liners while eating. It is also recommended that you brush your teeth immediately after eating and before you put the liners back in your mouth. Your liners can be cleaned the same as your teeth, but it is recommended that you use cold water, as hot water can potentially damage the plastic.
This treatment can take up to 15 months or longer, depending on the condition that your teeth are in. Your orthodontist will be able to give you a more accurate timeline after a consultation visit.
The iTero intraoral digital scanner is a device that is revolutionizing the cosmetic dentistry industry. It uses lasers and an optical scanning technology to take digital impressions of your mouth, and can even show you what your teeth will look like at the end of your treatment period. This dental monitoring app is more accurate than traditional impression molding, makes appointments shorter, and is cheaper than traditional impressions. This system is compatible with Invisalign, enhancing your straightening experience.
If you think that Invisalign is right for you, don’t wait to schedule a consultation. Contact Alborizi Orthodontics today to start your journey to the perfect smile.