Invisalign: A Discreet Way to Align Your Smile

Are you self-conscious about your misaligned or crooked smile? Do you cringe at the thought of people seeing you with a mouth full of wires and brackets? If so, Invisalign may be the right choice for you! Invisalign clear liners offer a highly effective way to straighten your teeth – without the embarrassment of uncomfortable metal braces.

What are Invisalign Braces?

Made from clear, flexible material, Invisalign braces are virtually invisible, which makes them the clear alternative to traditional metal braces. 

Invisalign works like traditional braces to straighten your teeth. Like metal braces, the Invisalign trays apply gentle, constant pressure to teeth. This pressure moves each tooth towards the desired location in your mouth. In fact, each tray moves your teeth about 0.25 mm in the right direction.

Benefits of Invisalign

Invisalign provides a number of benefits over traditional braces. These benefits include: 

  • Discreetness – being virtually invisible, so nobody will know you are wearing them
  • Convenience – you can remove your Invisalign trays when you want to eat, drink or brush your teeth, or when you have a special occasion 
  • Unsurpassed comfort – because there are not wires or brackets to rub against your cheeks and gums, Invisalign is more comfortable than traditional braces 
  • Improved oral health – traditional braces are hard to clean around, which can lead to tooth decay and gum disease; simply remove your Invisalign trays then brush and floss as normal 
  • Quick results – Invisalign treatment may be faster than traditional braces because you don’t need to visit your dentist for adjustments – simply switch to a new tray!

How Does Invisalign Treatment Work Discreetly?

Your Grove City dentist custom-makes the Invisalign trays to fit your teeth precisely and comfortably. Since the trays are clear, Invisalign treatment works discreetly. 

Invisalign treatment begins with a consultation with your dentist. Once you and your dentist decide that invisible braces are right for you, your dentist will make impressions of your teeth to send to the lab that makes your Invisalign trays. 

You will receive a new Invisalign tray in the mail about once every one to two weeks, or as directed by your dentist. Simply discard the old tray and start using the new one when it arrives. 

Wear your Invisalign trays for at least 22 hours each day. For best results, take them out only to brush and floss, and when you eat or drink anything. 

Invisalign treatment usually takes about 12 months, depending on the crookedness of your teeth and how well you are able to adhere to the treatment programs. Once your treatment is complete, wearing a retainer at night can keep your newly straightened teeth in place. 

Invisalign cost

Invisalign may cost more than traditional braces, but they deliver so much more – such as teeth straightening without visible brackets and wires. 

Invisalign costs roughly $1,800 to $9,500 per treatment, according to GoodRx, with the average cost for a teenager running about $3,000. Your cost will depend on how complex your orthodontic problem is. The 

Can I Straighten My Teeth Discreetly with Invisalign?

You may be a good candidate for Invisalign if you want to straighten your teeth quickly, comfortably and discreetly. Our Invisalign dentist can help you decide if the invisible aligner trays are the best choice for straightening your teeth. 

Invisalign may be right for you if you are an adult who works with the public, a teen who is embarrassed about wearing metal braces, or anyone else who wants to straighten their teeth without attracting attention to their braces. 

Good candidates for Invisalign include:

  • Those with mild to moderate cases of misaligned teeth; if your teeth are severely crooked, our dentist can help you find other teeth-straightening options
  • People who are committed to wearing aligners for at least 22 hours a day
  • Patients willing to visit their dentist regularly, about every six weeks, to make sure that their teeth-straightening is on schedule

For more information about discreetly straightening your teeth with Invisalign, make an appointment with your Grove City dentist. At Grove City Smiles, we offer Invisalign teen and adult patients prefer for straightening their teeth discreetly, without the wires and brackets. 

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