How Does Invisalign Work?

By Denise A. Perrotta DMD
February 23, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Invisalign  

Always wanted to know how you could straighten teeth without other people knowing? Find out how with Invisalign.

Want to get a straighter smile without the dreaded metal mouth? Don’t worry! Your Winston-Salem dentist Dr. Denise invisalignPerrotta has the answer you’ve been looking for.

What are Invisalign aligners?

These aligners are made from a thermoplastic material that is specially crafted to fit over your upper or lower teeth (or both!). When you see these aligners they will look similar to whitening trays. Invisalign aligners are custom-made to fit over your teeth and move your teeth into the proper position, as determined by your Winston Salem, NC cosmetic dentist Dr. Perrotta.

How do aligners actually straighten teeth?

During your treatment, you will be given a series of aligners to wear. Each aligner is designed to make small changes to the position of your teeth. How far your teeth shift and what teeth are specifically moved will be decided early on when we create your treatment plan.

Whenever you wear your aligners, they will apply pressure to your teeth to shift them into their ideal position over time. How many aligners you wear will depend on the severity of the dental issues you are looking to treat with Invisalign.

How will Invisalign move my teeth?

Through controlled force, these nearly invisible aligners move certain teeth a designated amount. Invisalign controls the force and the timing of the force so that throughout your treatment only certain teeth shift when necessary. Each set of aligners are worn for about two weeks, after which they are replaced by the next set in your treatment plan. It’s also advised that you wear your aligners as often as possible (between 20 to 22 hours out of the day). Aligners can be removed prior to mealtimes and brushing and flossing you teeth.

What are the benefits of choosing Invisalign in Winston-Salem?

Now you can get the straight smile you’ve always wanted without anyone noticing. Invisalign easily fits into anyone’s lifestyle, no matter how busy or active. Plus, you won’t have any dietary restrictions as you would with traditional braces. All you have to do is remove your aligners prior to eating, rinse them out and place them back in once you are done eating. The same goes for brushing and flossing your teeth. It’s that simple. No irritating metal braces, just your beautiful, constantly improving smile.

Dr. Denise A. Perrotta, DMD General & Cosmetic Dentistry is here to serve all your dental needs in the Winston-Salem, NC area. Call us today to learn more about Invisalign.

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