Invisalign dental aligners are an alternative to braces which are less painful and more cosmetically appealing. They are made from a mailable thermoplastic and are similar in appearance to teeth whitening trays.
Once you speak with an Invisalign trained provider you and your doctor will determine whether or not Invisalign is right for you. Your doctor will take X-rays of your teeth from which to form the mold your Invisalign trays.
After you receive your first set of custom aligners you should wear them for between 20 and 22 hours each day until your doctor determines that it is time for you to be fitted with a new pair. You will need to have regular checkups to monitor the progress of your dental alignment.
All Invisalign users benefit from the practical invisibility of these innovative aligners, but no one appreciates it more than teens. With all the social pressure teens are under to fit in and make friends, very little could do more to alleviate their social anxiety than to save them the need to use ugly, uncomfortable and embarrassing dental appliances that they will have to live with for months or years.
Adults, while possessed of greater confidence, also appreciate the ability to improve their teeth and appearance without resorting to the installment of distracting and uncomfortable braces.