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Questions About Invisalign® Treatment

One of the main reasons people choose Invisalign® treatment is because the aligners are highly discreet. Compared to conspicuous metal braces, they make a much more esthetically pleasing alternative to straightening crooked teeth. However, given the many complications that can arise from ignoring crooked teeth, the best thing about Invisalign® is the fact that it helps more people enjoy the benefits of orthodontic treatment. If your teeth are misaligned but you’re hesitating to correct them because of metal braces, then ask your dentist about Invisalign® clear aligners and whether you’re a good candidate for them.

How do the aligners work?

Invisalign® treatment consists of a series of custom-designed aligners made from clear, nearly invisible acrylic. While traditional braces use brackets and wires to straighten your teeth, the aligners are individually designed to guide your teeth through their paths of movement. Each aligner picks up where the previous one left off, continuing to realign your teeth as you progress through them.

Are they really invisible?

Because the aligners are made from clear acrylic, they won’t be noticed even when you smile and speak openly. They also fit comfortably and snugly over your teeth, so they won’t shift or move around, which could draw attention to them.

Can I take the aligners off at home?

You have to take your aligners off each time you change them for new ones, and you can do so throughout your treatment, as well. For instance, before eating or brushing/flossing your teeth, you can remove the aligners and set them in clean, safe place to the side. Then, you can clean the aligners and your teeth before putting them back in.

Ask Your Dentist About Invisalign®

With the many benefits that Invisalign® treatment offers, it may be your best solution to straightening misaligned teeth, as well. To learn more, schedule an appointment with your dentist by calling Keelan Dental in Butler, PA, at (724) 256-4612. Our Smile Certified experts happily serve patients from Butler, Cranberry Township, Mars, Pittsburgh, Butler County, and all surrounding communities.