How Does Invisalign Work?
By Milford Dental Group
February 24, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Invisalign  

Learn more about how this unique orthodontic treatment actually shifts teeth

There is a reason Invisalign has become a more and more popular way for both teens and adults to get a straighter smile without needing to wear metal braces. Instead of your Milford, MA dentists, Dr. Peyman Beigi and Dr. Nina Raeisian, adhering metal brackets invisalign and wires to your teeth, you’ll get a series of clear, retainer-like aligners that are custom-fitted to go over your teeth. Find out how Invisalign actually works to reshape smiles and whether it’s right for you.

How Does It All Work?

As we mentioned above, Invisalign is made up of a series of nearly invisible aligners. Once you get your aligners, you will wear each one for about two weeks. After the two weeks are up, you will take out your aligners and replace them with the next set in the series. As you start to replace your aligners, you should also see a little shift in your teeth every few weeks. These little shifts will continue until they have achieved the perfect position.

Invisalign aligners are removable, which makes it convenient for eating whatever foods you like or brushing and flossing your teeth each day. Unlike with traditional braces, none of these habits have to change one bit. Of course, your end result will also depend on how often you wear your aligners. As your Milford, MA Invisalign dentist will tell you, these aligners should be worn anywhere from 20 to 22 hours each day. You can remove them when you want to eat something, but remember to rinse them out and place them back in immediately after.

Each aligner has been custom-designed by us to move certain teeth a designated amount. Both the force and the timing of the force are determined by your Invisalign aligners, which we have mapped out in your treatment plan before your aligners were even created.

Invisalign is a wonderful way to get the smile you’ve always wanted without years of metal braces. If you are ready to find out if Invisalign is right for you, turn to Milford Dental Group in Mildford, MA today.