How Does Invisalign Work? #Sponsored
Disclosure: The post “How Does Invisalign Work” is sponsored by Invisalign. However, all thoughts and opinions are genuine and my own.
Invisalign is a great alternative to traditional braces.
Pretty soon, braces will be a thing of the past. And I definitely will not reminisce on my years with braces when it is a thing of the past.
I wore braces all throughout high school. It wasn’t a fun time for me. The worst part was that my teeth didn’t need any major reconstruction, but I still had to wear them for 3 years! I don’t even think I have any pictures of myself with braces because that’s how much I hated them.
I remember when I first had the braces put on my teeth, I had stayed at the dentists office for a little over 4 hours for the procedure and when I was finished, I was hungry and my mouth was in a lot of pain. When I went home, I couldn’t eat because of the intensity of the initial pain. I was restricted to soups and yogurt-like food for the first couple of weeks. It was awful.
I dropped 8lbs in the first 2 weeks because I was so restricted on what I could eat for the first month. Want to lose weight fast? Get braces! Hahaha
I really hated going to the dentist every single month to tighten and arrange my braces. It was a painful process and the metal wiring always dug into my gums in the back of my mouth. I hated getting food stuck in between my braces. You really have to be careful with what you’re eating when you have braces because some foods can even damage the metal wiring, remove the colored rubber brands around the metal, and even break a few brackets.
It’s a mess.
Thankfully, there is a less painful alternative to braces. Invisalign!
So, What is Invisalign and How Does Invisalign Work?
Invisalign takes a more modern approach to straightening your teeth. It’s a system of custom-made, clear aligners made of a lightweight plastic that sits smoothly on your teeth allowing a more comfortable fit. The aligners gradually and gently shift your teeth into place, based on the exact movements your orthodontist plans out for you.
With the use of digital imaging, your dentist can take dental impressions for teeth straightening with Invisalign. No more goopy molds to gag on! Now, with digital scanners like iTero, patients are comfortable while taking dental impressions and the orthodontist is able to receive precise 3D imagery to create a teeth straightening treatment plan for you.
Does Invisalign Work?
Of course it does! Just read the success stories. It works just like braces, except there are more benefits. Like, less office visits, the trays can be removed while eating and brushing you teeth, no emergency appointments for “broken wires” or brackets, and faster results.
There are no metal brackets to attach or wires to tighten. You just insert a new tray of aligners every two weeks until your treatment is complete! The best part is, they are clear so no one will know you’re even straightening your teeth.
My bottom row of teeth are actually crooked now that I don’t have my braces so I’m considering using Invisalign in a few years to straighten them out again.
My older brother and younger sister had braces as well, and I can’t tell you how many times they’ve complained about their mouths being in pain, not being able to eat right after they got their brackets tightened, and the long hours at the dentists office. And I agree, because I’ve been there.
Invisalign sounds like the smarter alternative to braces. I would definitely recommend looking into Invisalign if your teen need braces. They cost roughly about the same as braces, so why not make the switch!