How Invisalign® Works: The Subtle Improvement for Straighter Teeth

Wanting a gorgeous smile with sparkling, straight teeth is something that most people can understand. Our smiles can have a large influence on both our private and professional lives; they express joy when we are around friends and family but can also be a big part of a first impression when meeting a client or colleague.

But there’s no need to want a beautiful smile when you can have a beautiful smile with a little help from your friends at Fairchance Dental Arts! In this blog, we will take a closer look at one of the most popular means of addressing orthodontic issues and straightening teeth: Invisalign Clear Braces.

A Streamlined Smile

Due to the Invisalign system’s popularity, it is becoming one of the most well-known and requested treatments, whether it is for improving the cosmetics of a smile or correcting orthodontic issues.

There’s little wonder why Invisalign clear braces are so popular. Not only can they improve a smile in as little as three months, but they do so subtly. By being nearly undetectable, patients can get straighter teeth and a healthier smile without any unnecessary distractions at school or work.

But how can Invisalign clear braces do all of this? Well, it comes down to innovation, cutting-edge technology, and learning how to improve upon tried and true methods such as traditional bracket-and-wire braces.

How Invisalign Clear Braces Differ From Traditional Braces

When we hear about braces in a dental context, a lot of people immediately think about the dreaded “metal mouth” effect from traditional braces that use brackets, wires, and bands. It’s natural to think clear aligners exist simply to avoid such a distracting and disruptive orthodontic experience.

But getting straighter teeth subtly with Invisalign clear braces is only one of the great improvements offered! The foundational mechanics that these clear aligners use to improve your smile and dental health are different from traditional braces.

You see, traditional braces are incredibly involved, using brackets, bands, and tracks to create a type of tension that is constantly “pulling” teeth into the desired position. The wires, headgear, and even dietary restrictions with traditional braces are to ensure that the tension is never compromised and the pulling force is always being applied.

On the other hand, Invisalign clear braces work smarter, not harder. By combining advanced computers for in-depth analysis and digital imaging software you can observe in real-time, the Invisalign treatment creates aligners unique to your dental needs.

These aligners rest atop your teeth and apply a firm, corrective pressure that gently shifts your teeth into the proper position. Instead of a tension-based “pulling” motion like traditional braces, think of these clear aligners as guiding nudges in targeted areas to get you the results you want.

Learning if Invisalign is right for you is as easy as calling our office!

Computer Created Clear Aligners? Sounds Complex!

At Fairchance Dental Arts, we are always moving forward to provide the most comprehensive dental care for our patients. Of course, that means we have some of the most advanced dental technology at our office. You can learn about the fascinating equipment available on our technology page.

However, just because state-of-the-art equipment is involved, doesn’t mean additional complexity. Invisalign clear braces are a great example of this as the process is very straightforward:

  • Initial Consultation: We want to provide you with the treatment that meets your oral health needs and dental goals. Scheduling a consultation to learn how clear aligners can do both is the first step in the treatment process.
  • Creating the Treatment Plan: After the consultation, we can begin creating a truly personalized treatment plan. Using a series of digital images, X-rays, and our revolutionary iTero scanner for tooth impressions, we not only design your plan in real-time, but can show your progress on our computer screens.
  • Wear Your Aligners: Once the Invisalign clear braces have been crafted to meet your specific needs, all you need to do is wear them! You will receive several pairs over the course of your treatment, changing them as needed to help continue the progress until you get the smile you want!

Amazing, isn’t it? Straighter teeth and a healthy smile are as easy as one, two, three!

Call Today to Schedule Your Invisalign Consultation

Residents of Fairchance, PA, can tell you that if you are looking for a healthier, beaming smile, our office is the place to go. We provide quality dental care for the whole family and make sure you can get the smile you want, the way you want it. Like with our Invisalign treatment plan!

Don’t wait another day for your beaming smile! Contact us today and discover what we can do for you.