Invisalign is a great new alternative to traditional braces. It provides correction of most common orthodontic problems including crowding, spacing, and malocclusion without the placement of metal brackets, bands, or wires. Invisalign consists of a series of custom-made aligners designed to gradually reposition your teeth into their ideal orientation, closing any spaces, correcting crowding, and providing an ideal smile. Because the aligners are removable and there are no brackets or wires, Invisalign does not require you to change your lifestyle at all! You remove the aligners for meals and for your brushing and flossing so there are no dietary constraints or increased difficulty in cleaning and maintaining your teeth. Invisalign is a great alternative for those who want a beautiful smile without the the metal brackets, wires, or tightening that are all part of traditional braces.
Each aligner tray is made of smooth plastic that is thin enough in appearance to go unnoticed. Wearing the aligners will gently shift your teeth into correct alignment. Progressing from one aligner to the next is painless and easy, and each aligner gradually moves your teeth one step closer to their ideal position. Generally patients will change their set of trays every two weeks dependent on the plan you and Dr. Nagle create.
When teeth are aligned correctly, the process of cleaning your teeth becomes much simpler. Teeth that are too close together or too far apart are difficult to clean properly and collect plaque and debris, which causes gingivitis and periodontal disease, which is commonly linked to heart disease. Having your teeth in perfect alignment will allow you to properly clean your teeth and gums.