5 Cool Facts About Invisalign You Didn't Know

You’ve probably heard of Invisalign® by now. This cutting-edge dental treatment has been using clear, removable aligners to discreetly improve smiles for decades. But, there are more reasons to consider Invisalign than its nearly invisible approach. 

Here are five cool things our team at White Plains Family Dentistry loves about the Invisalign system.

1. Invisalign comes with predictable results

Getting straighter teeth isn’t a guessing game when it comes to Invisalign. That’s because we use Invisalign’s patented iTeroElement® scanner to capture a 3-D replica of your teeth. Then, we use Invisalign’s ClinCheck® technology to create a personalized treatment plan. By using this precise technology, we can show you the changes that will take place and give you a preview of what your smile will look like when you’re done.

2. Invisalign trays aren’t your everyday plastic

Those clear trays may look like common plastic, but Invisalign’s removable aligners are actually made of a material called SmartTrack®. This FDA-approved, medical-grade thermoplastic contains no latex, gluten, BPA, or BPS. SmartTrack also provides a comfortable experience in your mouth, even while applying consistent and controlled pressure to move your teeth into position.

3. Invisalign can help your waistline

We don’t recommend Invisalign as a weight loss treatment, but it can indirectly improve your figure. When you use Invisalign, you wear your aligners for 20-22 hours each day and only remove them to eat, drink, floss, and brush.

While they’re easy to take out, you should always clean your teeth and aligners before putting them back in. This step may make you think twice before reaching for an extra snack, which can help you shed excess pounds. We also recommend drinking lots of water when wearing your aligners. Not only will this keep your mouth fresh and moist, but it will also help your overall health as well.

4. Invisalign saves you time

You couldn’t ask for an easier way to straighten your teeth than with Invisalign. Since the system works without brackets or wires, you don’t have to waste time at the dentist getting adjustments. After we create your personalized treatment plan, you just wear your custom-made aligners, switching to a new, slightly adjusted set every week or two. This simple approach also means that when we check your progress every six weeks or so, your visits are quick, easy, and painless.

5. Invisalign works fast

Invisalign's advanced technology shifts your teeth up to one-third of a millimeter every two weeks. So, when you use Invisalign, you get straighter teeth 50% faster than with traditional braces. 

Invisalign can correct almost every dental imperfection, including:

And, you can often make the switch from traditional braces without any issues.

To learn more about Invisalign, book an appointment online or over the phone with White Plains Family Dentistry in White Plains, New York, today.

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