Invisalign Overview

Invisalign is one of the most exciting things to hit the world of orthodontics in recent years; it provides the freedom you desire, while working toward your beautiful smile. If you’re ready to transform your smile into something you can be proud of, it’s time to learn more about Invisalign. Used as an alternative to metal and clear braces, it consists of trays that are crafted from plastic material. You place the trays in your mouth and they work to straighten your teeth. These clear aligners have three qualities that people love.

#1 Invisalign is comfortable. Unlike braces that can rub against the jaws and gums, the clear aligners are so comfortable that people often forget that the trays are even in their mouths.

#2 The trays are clear, which makes them practically invisible. Most people won’t even realize that you’re undergoing an orthodontic treatment. This makes people less self-conscious about their orthodontic treatment.

#3 The trays are removable. This is a departure from braces, which you have to keep in your mouth for the duration of your treatment. Removeable trays allow for better oral hygiene and one can forgo wearing their trays for a special events.

How Invisalign Works

Invisalign might be practically invisible, but those clear trays are powerful. When you choose Invisalign, the Smilify team takes 3-D images and impressions or scans of your teeth. Then, custom clear aligners are designed by our team based on your diagnosis and treatment planning goals. Once you insert the tray into your mouth, they are programmed by us to move your teeth into the desired position. Unlike braces, you don’t have to contend with metal brackets or wires when you wear clear aligners. Invisalign is smooth and comfortable, making the process incredibly easily.

Your orthodontist will work out a timetable for wearing the clear aligners. You follow that timetable and come in to get your new aligners based on the schedule. Each new set of aligners will continue to push your teeth closer to the desired position. Finally, your teeth will be in perfect alignment.

Problems Treated by Invisalign

There has been a misconception that clear aligners can only fix minor problems, but that is not the case. By using this great tool, we can fix a variety of issues, including:

  • Overbites
  • Underbites
  • Crossbites
  • Gaps
  • Open bites
  • Crowding

Your orthodontist will need to analyze the complexity of your condition when determining if you are a good candidate for this treatment method.

Benefits of Invisalign

While getting clear aligners is a personal choice, there are some benefits that you should consider.

Better for Sports

Metal and clear braces can be dangerous during contact sports. If you get hit in the mouth, the braces can cut your gums or lips. With Invisalign, you simply remove your tray before your sporting event and then pop it back in after the event is over. You don’t have to worry about the clear aligners causing any type of injury during sports since you can take them out.

Better Hygiene

Hygiene is a concern with braces. It is hard to brush and floss with braces on; that isn’t a problem with Invisalign. Remove the trays and brush and floss as normal. Then, put them back in and go about your normal activities. It is much easier to maintain a healthy smile when you have Invisalign. That’s the key to smilification, which is why the Smilify team of orthodontists love Invisalign.

No Food Is Off Limits

You’ve probably heard horror stories of all of the foods you can’t eat when you wear braces. You have to stay goodbye to sticky foods, and you can’t even chew gum. With Invisalign simply remove the trays before eating whatever you want. Take them out, enjoy your food, brush and floss, and then return the trays back in your mouth. It’s as simple as that.

Increased Confidence

Teens and adults tend to have more confidence with Invisalign when compared to braces. The treatment is practically invisible so they can flash smiles without feeling self-conscious. This makes it easier for them to go into social situations, all the while knowing they are working to create their best smile ever.

Choosing an Invisalign Provider

So you’re thinking Invisalign might be the right choice for you. Keep in mind, Invisalign is just a tool in the hands of an orthodontist and is only as good as the doctor’s ability to treat your particular case. It’s important that you choose the right practice and qualified orthodontist for your treatment. First and foremost, make sure you go with orthodontic specialists and not just a regular dentist. This will insure the best possible care.

Invisalign lists providers their website and the designations of those providers as Top 1%, Elite, Premier, Preferred, General, and Teen, noted by geographic location. Of course, top 1% providers are the most experienced ones. Their designation is determined based on the number of cases they have completed. This should give you a broad selection.

Next, you’ll want to review locations, offices, and websites of Invisalign-recommended providers. Look for their reviews and success stories. Talk to their staff and go through patient testimonials. It is very important that you look for a doctor, who has enough experience treating cases like yours. Get 2 or 3 opinions and ask for an initial complimentary consultations that most providers offer before making your final decision. You can also use online consultation if you like. This will save you a trip to the office. Do not forget to verify the credentials of the doctor you choose.

Other things to consider would be the hygiene and sterilization practices at the office and how the staff responds to your questions. Make sure the retention protocol is discussed and explained properly. Treatment without a retention phase is a sure fire relapse scenario. It would be a waste of money and effort to invest in proper teeth alignment only to have to start all over again for lack of follow through. Ask about bonded retainer option and guarantees after completion of treatment. With these tips, you can surely choose the right orthodontist to do the needful.

Smilify is proud to be listed as one of the Top 1% of Invisalign providers in the nation.

As one of the top providers of Invisalign, the Smilify team is skilled at using this treatment to achieve the smile you’ve always wanted. At Smilify, we are experts in designing Invisalign to fit your needs. Not only are we experts at Invisalign, but we do so in an affordable way. We manage to provide a high-quality, affordable service to our patients. This is unique in the orthodontic industry, which is why we have so many satisfied customers. At Smilify, you will find affordable price, quality, and great service.

Contact the Smilify team today to learn more about how Invisalign can transform your smile. Your smilification, begins with you calling us today!

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