How Does Invisalign Work?

By Stewart Dental
July 30, 2015
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Invisalign  

Discover how you can fix crooked teeth and dental malocclusions invisibly.

Who doesn’t want a straight, perfect smile? It might sound like a silly question, but many of us may want to hide crookedness or spacesInvisalign between teeth but feel that we are too old to be sporting metal braces. Luckily, your Rockwall, TX dentist Dr. Ronald Stewart is able to offer older teen and adult patients the option to get the smile they always wanted without people noticing! Find out more about Invisalign, and how it could give you the perfect smile.

Tell Me About Invisalign…

Invisalign is a series of clear plastic aligners that are custom-designed specifically to address your unique dental issues. These aligners look similar to teeth whitening trays and can be removed when you need to brush your teeth or sit down to eat. Each aligner is designed by an Invisalign lab to move certain teeth in a specified sequence, as determined by your Rockwall, TX dentist.

Straightening Teeth With Invisalign

Each aligner applies a specific amount of physiological force to certain teeth to move them in the proper position. While traditional braces are used to pull the teeth into the proper direction, aligners work by pushing them. While the pull of traditional braces may get better results for certain patients, Invisalign offer boasts the best results for many dental cases because the aligners actually come in contact with more teeth.

When your wear Invisalign, the flexibility of the plastic aligners is what generates the force needed to move your teeth. Each aligner can only move teeth a predetermined amount, so the further your teeth need to move, the more trays you will require. Each aligner is only worn for about two weeks, after which it is discarded and replaced with the next set in your treatment plan.

Patients are responsible for how their smiles progress by making sure they wear their Invisalign aligners all the time, only removing them to eat, drink, brush and floss. This means that aligners should be worn for a minimum of 22 hours out of the day.

Want to know if you are the ideal candidate for Invisalign? Then there has never been a better time to schedule a consultation with your Rockwall, TX dentist. Call the office of Stewart Dental and book your next appointment with us!