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How Do Invisalign Aligners Straighten Teeth?

It is reasonably simple to understand how conventional braces work, the arch wire places pressure on brackets that are fixed to the front of the teeth. Over time, and adjustments by the orthodontist, the teeth move into the desired position.

As Invisalign in Lakeview is a molded appliance with no adjustment capabilities, how do they work? The answer is quite simple; there is an entire sequence of aligners, each one a little different than the one before. It is the changes in the appliance that slowly move the teeth.

How teeth are moved:

Teeth move because they are forced to do so, they can be pushed or pulled, it makes no difference. There are a few times when conventional braches are better suited to modifying the position of teeth but there are many more cases when Invisalign does a better job because there is far more surface in contact with the teeth.

Invisalign aligners are made from resilient plastic; they are produced to fit over the patient’s teeth. The force that is needed to move the teeth in the desired direction is produced by the “flex” in the aligner. Each tray is designed to move the teeth a specific amount. The more the teeth have to be moved, the greater the number of individual Invisalign trays that are required.

The benefits of Invisalign:

Conventional braces are not the most pleasant thing to look at, they also make it difficult to properly brush and floss and there are many foods that you cannot eat during the process.

Invisalign solve these problems; as they are invisible they can be worn without any fear of embarrassment and because they can be removed just like a sports mouthguard, it is far easier to maintain the teeth properly and, they can be taken out during dining.

If you want to straighten your teeth and improve your bite but you don’t want to wear unsightly metal braces then you are an ideal candidate for Invisalign in Lakeview.

Invisalign in Lakeview are the ideal solution for straightening unsightly teeth. If you want to enjoy having an award winning smile without the embarrassment of conventional braces you are invited to contact Lincoln Park General and Cosmetic Dentistry.