Invisalign, the “clear alternative to braces,” hit the market in 1998 and has been an incredibly effective solution for millions of people with crooked, overcrowded, or unevenly spaced teeth. Using an advanced system of clear aligners, Invisalign is an incredibly popular orthodontic correction treatment because of its convenience and versatility.
Plus, people love the opportunity to improve their smiles, free from metal, brackets, and wires!
Curious about Invisalign?
If you or a loved one is interested in Invisalign, here are a five fun facts you may not have known:
1. Having straight teeth may have a positive impact on your oral health.
A nice smile is not only attractive, but can also lead to better overall health too. Straighter teeth are easier to clean and crowded teeth can lead to periodontal disease because the gums do not fit as securely around the teeth.
Additionally, straight teeth can also improve digestive health. During the first critical step in the digestion process, straighter teeth are actually more effective at breaking down food.
For your overall health and for so many other reasons, Invisalign is an incredible way to achieve a straighter teeth.
2. Invisalign treatment uses a 3-D printing process.
The Invisalign system takes impressions and uses 3-D modeling to create a series of aligners to use during treatment. The 3-D technology ensures that the aligners fit perfectly.
The production process is called additive manufacturing, which uses light energy from a laser and creates liquified resin to be shaped into the treatment aligners.
3. All materials found in Invisalign aligners are completely safe.
Don’t worry about the plastic used in Invisalign aligners!
Approved by the FDA since 1998, Invisalign is made from thermoplastic, a medical grade, patented, polyurethane resin called SmartTrackⓇ, which contains no BPA, latex, or any other harmful materials.
Constructed using the highest production standards, Invisalign is entirely safe for all patients.
4. Invisalign is appropriate for all ages.
Invisalign treatment is a wonderful solution for patients of all ages! In fact, many adults and now teens are relying on clear aligners to improve their smiles.
There is no age limit to use this treatment system, however, patients should be responsible enough to be mindful of the aligners.
5. Invisalign treatment can take as little as 6 months.
From simple to complex alignment issues, Invisalign treatment time will vary. A patient can typically see results in 12-18 months—perhaps 50% faster than metal braces—if aligners are worn 20-22 hours each day.
For those with less complicated orthodontic needs, treatment may even be completed in as little as 6 months!
We’re Invisalign Experts!
Invisalign is a highly effective way to improve your smile and could be a great solution for you or a loved one.
At Wilton Smiles, we’re here with all the information and support you need to achieve the smile of your dreams.
Connect with us at (860) 397-6693 or click here to schedule a virtual appointment.