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6 Feb 2015

Invisalign: Unseen but Effective

The Invisalign braces consist of a series of 18 to 30 plastic aligners that are custom-made and are similar to mouth guards. These are made after the orthodontist gets impressions of the teeth and sends them to the lab. The clear liners are made possible through digital technology. These are clear and almost invisible and generally fairly comfortable. The only discomfort that may be experienced is during the time the aligners are put in place.

The aligners are removable and are replaced about once every two to three weeks. The total number of aligners an individual can wear during the entire process will depend on the particular case. The aligners are removable; however, it is important that they are worn consistently for the dental device to be most effective. Removing them often would also risk damaging or losing your aligners altogether. 

Invisalign braces are an improvement aesthetically over the traditional metal braces. Some people don’t like the discomfort they feel with metal braces nor how they look with the metal wires in their mouth. Invisible braces are the answer to that. These aligners, however, are meant for adults and teens, and not for children. Also, not every adult patient can wear Invisalign braces. For this purpose, an orthodontist must be consulted to find out if Invisalign is the right teeth-straightening option for you.

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