Dentist in University City

The Facts about Invisalign

Women hold Invisalign


Do these clear plastic aligners really live up to the hype? We can say with absolute certainty that they do. For one, they are just as effective as metal braces for most orthodontic cases and cost-effective too. With Invisalign, oral hygiene is much easier as one has to simply remove their plastic aligners and then brush, and floss as usual. Many of our patients also report their contentment at having the chance to straighten their teeth without having to worry about their appearance. After all, who wants to draw attention to the fact that they are undergoing orthodontic treatment?


Patient getting Invisalign

Invisalign has become a real game-changer for anyone seeking orthodontic treatment. It’s practically an invisible way of straightening your teeth. But how can something invisible give you the perfect smile? To start, we will take 3D digital impressions of your teeth to give us deeper insights into your condition. We will use the digital models to create your perfect plan and Invisalign will use them to manufacture your custom aligners. Your aligners will need to be switched out every one to two weeks. The aligners will apply gentle pressure to your teeth, slowly moving them into the desired place. Invisalign patients need to wear their aligners at least 22 hours a day in order for them to be effective. The good news is they are easily removed for eating, brushing and flossing!


Invisalign aligners can offer appealing and alluring results to orthodontic patients. However, it’s not for everyone. You may be a good candidate for Invisalign if you have crowded teeth, crooked teeth, protruding teeth, overbite, underbite, and teeth gaps. If your case is severe, you may benefit more from other orthodontic procedures like braces. It’s also worth noting that Invisalign requires patients to demonstrate personal responsibility and good oral hygiene for improved results. However, you can only determine whether Invisalign treatment is right for you after consulting with a dentist. So, get in touch with us to find out whether you are a good candidate for this popular method of teeth straightening.


With so many orthodontic treatments available, why should you opt for Invisalign over conventional braces? There are plenty of reasons really. Invisalign trays are great because:
  • The removable trays offer more comfort and convenience.
  • They are virtually invisible so you can carry out your daily routine with confidence.
  • They demand fewer follow-up visits than traditional braces.
  • They require no food restrictions, unlike braces.
  • They are easy to clean which goes a long way in protecting your oral hygiene
  • They are a long-term cost-effective solution.

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