Invisalign is a dental procedure used to straighten the teeth in an undetectable way. The process uses clear aligners that are made of plastic that are removable, rather than bonded or cemented to the teeth like traditional braces are. This makes the process more comfortable for patients of all ages. Learn more from your Naples, FL, dentists, Dr. Richard Linden and Dr. Maria Linden at Linden Dental.
Advantages of Invisalign
Here are some of the best benefits to choosing Invisalign:
- This procedure leads to better oral hygiene. Because the appliance is removable, it makes it easier for patients to keep the teeth clean with brushing and flossing.
- It is discreet. No one has to know you’re treating your teeth and for younger patients, it won’t affect their self-esteem.
- Comfort is also important. The aligners are made of a thin, flexible material which doesn’t irritate the mouth or gums like braces are known to do.
- Protection from teeth grinding is another added benefit. For those that have this habit, these aligners function as nightguards protecting the teeth from wear.
How Invisalign Works
These aligners work similar to that of braces, by carefully applying controlled forces to the teeth to move them to where they should go. Your Naples dentist will use a computer software program to create a plan for moving the teeth to proper alignment. The movement is broken down into stages, in which a set of aligners if made. Patients continue through the stages until their teeth are correctly aligned.
A regular oral hygiene routine is required with this treatment. Neglecting the teeth during this process can lead to gum disease and tooth decay and other necessary dental procedures. The aligners also should be cleaned regularly by brushing them and rinsing with lukewarm water.
To learn more about Invisalign and what it can do for your teeth, call Linden Dental in Naples, FL, today at (239) 593-0777.