The Ins And Outs Of Invisalign: How It Works And Perks

The Ins And Outs Of Invisalign: How It Works And Perks
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If you have crooked or misaligned teeth, you know the strain it can put on your social life, professional life, and health. If you want to improve your self-esteem and gain a healthier smile, Invisalign is the perfect braces alternative that looks like nothing is there.

Here is some pertinent information (and some perks!) of choosing Invisalign.

What is it?

Invisalign is a type of braces alternative offered by Lake Ridge Dental Care. It is a dental aligner that utilizes pressure to gently realign your teeth to the correct position. Instead of the wires and rubber bands that are associated with braces, Invisalign relies on a clear tray that is customized to suit your dental issue. You receive a new Invisalign tray every two weeks or so to gently shift your teeth over time.

What does Invisalign treat?

Invisalign is known for treating misaligned teeth, but it actually does so much more than that. When over 32% of adults are concerned about the look of their teeth, Invisalign knows a variety of dental issues must be covered.

As such, Invisalign treats misaligned or crooked teeth, crowded teeth, overbites, underbites, crossbites, gaps, and open bites. Talk to your Lake Ridge Dental Care dentist about whether or not Invisalign is right for you.

How long will it take to correct my teeth?

For misaligned teeth, Invisalign usually takes around a year to correct your dental issues. You must wear your aligners for about twenty hours a day and take care of your teeth properly, however. If you don’t wear the trays, or take them out often, the process can last even longer. The only time you’ll ever feel pain with Invisalign is during the first couple of days with a new tray before your teeth adjust.

Why choose Invisalign over braces?

While braces are a great option to straighten misaligned teeth and correct jaw issues, many adults hate the look of braces. Unfortunately, braces are usually reserved for teenagers or young adults. By the time you hit your twenties, many adults don’t want to wear braces, which are usually reserved for children.

Invisalign is the perfect answer to every adult’s dental problems. With their clear tray, many people won’t realize you’re even using Invisalign. They’re also easier to take care of and you can remove them at any time, making eating a breeze. However, it is recommended you wear Invisalign up to twenty hours out of your day.

As an Invisalign provider, Lake Ridge Dental Care offers the best in Invisalign care. When you want to correct your smile without the hassle of braces, your best bet is to visit Lake Ride VA dentists.





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