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Close up of a patient putting clear aligners on her teeth at Raleigh Family Orthodontics in Raleigh, NC Invisalign aligners are an alternative option to traditional metal braces. They are clear aligners that, similarly to braces, apply incremental force on the teeth. However, Invisalign aligners are removable and made of plastic-like material and may fit around your teeth more comfortably.

Raleigh Family Orthodontics is here to answer any questions from our Raleigh NC patients about choosing Invisalign.

How Do Invisalign Aligners Work?

The Invisalign treatment starts with a 3D scan to quickly and reliably take precise imaging of your teeth.

This scan allows us to create a custom plan that includes different sets of clear aligners as your treatment progresses. The plan begins with your initial aligner set made of SmartTrack material, specifically designed to fit the current state of your teeth very comfortably. The shape of the aligner changes slightly from set to set to gradually shift your teeth.

You will wear your Invisalign aligners from 20-22 hours a day to reach optimal effectiveness. Every 10-12 weeks, we ask you to come into our office for one of our professionals to monitor your progress.

Invisalign vs Braces

Overall, Invisalign aligners are easier to keep clean, have a more comfortable fit on your teeth and in your mouth, and are less likely to cause irritation in your gums and cheeks than traditional braces. The following are some specific advantages of Invisalign over traditional metal braces.

•  Invisalign aligners are entirely transparent. This is the main difference between traditional metal braces and the Invisalign treatment.
•  With Invisalign, there is little to no guesswork, as each of your sets are made in reference to the 3D model taken of your teeth.
•  There is no tightening of wires and braces during trips to the orthodontist.
•  The Invisalign treatment includes removable appliances, so it is much easier for you to both brush and floss your teeth after meals.
•  Invisalign aligners are intended to be comfortable.

Benefits of Invisalign

Here's a closer look at the specific benefits offered by Invisalign clear aligners.

Clear and Removable

One of the primary advantages of Invisalign clear aligners is their removable nature, allowing you to enjoy your favorite foods without any restrictions.

Invisalign aligners are easily removable for eating, brushing, and flossing. This feature not only enhances your oral hygiene routine but also ensures a more comfortable and convenient treatment experience.

Comfortable and Customized

Invisalign aligners are custom-crafted using the 3D model of your teeth mentioned above, delivering an impeccable, personalized fit that prioritizes your comfort and satisfaction.

Invisalign aligners are made of smooth, BPA-free plastic material that gently guides your teeth into their desired positions. This customized approach minimizes discomfort and allows for a more pleasant treatment journey.

Virtually Invisible

One of the most appealing aspects of Invisalign is its discreet and virtually invisible appearance. The clear aligners are designed to be nearly undetectable, allowing you to maintain your confident smile throughout the treatment process.

Whether you're attending important meetings, social gatherings, or special occasions, Invisalign aligners won't draw unwanted attention to your orthodontic treatment, making them an excellent choice for professionals and individuals who value a natural-looking appearance.

Improved Oral Hygiene

Maintaining proper oral hygiene is crucial during orthodontic treatment, and Invisalign aligners offer a significant advantage in this regard.

Invisalign aligners are removable, allowing you to thoroughly clean your teeth and gums without any obstructions. This not only promotes better oral health but also reduces the risk of tooth decay, gum disease, and other dental issues that can arise from poor hygiene during orthodontic treatment.

Are You a Candidate for Invisalign?

To determine if you are a suitable candidate for Invisalign clear aligners, several factors need to be considered:

•  Age
Invisalign is generally recommended for adults and older teenagers whose jaws have stopped growing. Younger teenagers and children are typically not good candidates as their teeth and jaws are still developing.

•  Dental Issues
Invisalign can effectively treat mild to moderate orthodontic issues such as crowded teeth, gaps, overbites, underbites, and crossbites. However, it may not be suitable for severe cases that require significant jaw repositioning or complex tooth movements.

•  Oral Health
Good oral health is essential before starting Invisalign treatment. You should have healthy gums and teeth free from decay or gum disease. Any existing dental problems need to be addressed first.

How Long Do I Have to Wear Invisalign?

It is difficult to be certain how long the Invisalign process will take in comparison to traditional braces; because every mouth is different and complex, your treatment plan length will depend on the severity and complexity of your oral issue.

Get Invisalign from Your Raleigh NC Orthodontist!

Certain patients may be discouraged by traditional braces due to their appearance. Please reach out to us at Raleigh Family Orthodontics by calling (984) 254-0585 to schedule a consultation and see whether Invisalign is the right option for you.
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