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What Does Invisalign Do To Teeth?

Invisalign has gained popularity as the go-to method for improving our smile and as an alternative to metal braces, and the many benefits that it can provide over the traditional treatment speak as to why. From its inconspicuous nature, ease of application, and of course the noticeable results. Below we'll contrast the two treatments but to learn much more get in contact with our local Kennewick, WA, dentist Dr. Jade Fang of Jade Orthodontics.

How It Works

Both braces and Invisalign clear aligners function in a similar way, by making very small adjustments over time our teeth are moved into place to correct a number of dental problems. These include bite conditions, crooked teeth, and gaps between our teeth, among others. While severe cases may yet require traditional braces, many can reap the many benefits of Invisalign clear aligners.

Benefits of Invisalign

Braces require a special diet and more thorough cleaning at the time of brushing and flossing. But because Invisalign aligners are removable and should be taken off whenever we eat or brush our teeth, there is next to no impact on the way we do either of these.

That they are removable also means a lot of the responsibility falls upon us for a successful treatment. We need to be very diligent with our daily dental hygiene and remember that an excess of sugary foods and drinks can threaten our smile before it's even completely corrected. Lastly, even though they can be removed, the aligners need to be in place for at least 22 hours out of the day so they can do their job.

Braces also need to be adjusted often by our dentist, while with Invisalign we simply need to switch to the next aligner in the series. Regular visits to our dentist are still very important to make sure the treatment is progressing correctly and to keep our smile clean and healthy.

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