If you want straighter teeth but don’t want braces, Dr. Gloria Lopez Bhushan recommends Invisalign® as an option.
Invisalign® clear aligners are custom-made trays that fit very snugly over your teeth. You wear the aligners for several months to make your teeth straighter. Each new set of aligners gradually shifts your teeth into place to make them straight.
Some of the advantages Invisalign® clear aligners have over metal braces are the following:
Comfortable. Metal braces often poke and cut into your gum and cheek (where smooth Invisalign trays are easy on the mouth).
Removable. Though you have to wear clear aligners 22 hours a day, you can easily take them out for special occasions and when you are eating.
Attractive. These aren’t the metal braces often associated with teenagers – these are clear, more adult-looking.
Dr. Gloria Lopez Bhushan recommends Invisalign® clear aligners for almost anyone that wants straighter teeth but doesn’t want to wear braces.
what to expect
Prior to getting the Invisalign system, Dr. Gloria Lopez Bhushan will make impressions of your teeth. Those impressions will be used to create you several sets of clear aligners, which will move your teeth over the course of your treatment. The first aligner will fit on your teeth, and each successive tray will move the teeth along a bit more every week.
Invisalign® aligners need to be cleaned regularly. This can be done with a toothbrush as well as the cleaning crystal kit (included). What’s great about these aligners is you will need to remove them when you eat food, so you can eat whatever you normally eat without any restrictions that come with wearing metal braces. They are easy to remove – a simple snap!