For patients with crooked, crowded teeth and a misaligned bite, Invisalign® has been successful for both teens and adults who are self-conscious about wearing traditional braces.
You see, Invisalign uses removable plastic aligners instead of brackets, wires, and bands to move your teeth into alignment. They are worn an average of 20 to 22 hours a day to gradually shift the teeth using predictable, controlled tooth movements. The aligners are replaced every two weeks.
Teens and adults alike enjoy Invisalign for their discreetness during the alignment process. Unlike traditional braces, people barely notice your aligners when you smile.
But visual appeal is not their only benefit. Invisalign aligners don’t interfere with your daily oral hygiene care or your eating habits because they are removable. So, when you eat, you just take them out and put them back on when you are finished. Keep your teeth free from plaque and food particles by brushing twice a day, and flossing at least once, and rinsing well after eating. But there are no brackets and wires to clean around or worry about harm from the food you eat.
Do take care of your teeth and gum health by limiting or avoiding certain foods that can harm tooth enamel, including hard, sticky, acidic, or excessively sweet foods and beverages. And at the end of the day, take out your aligners and clean them with the Invisalign cleaning kit or brush with warm water.
If you are interested in learning whether you are a good candidate for Invisalign, we invite you to call Winning Orthodontic Smiles at (843) 525-6228. Our doctor, Dr. Skeet Burris, Travis Fiegle & Katie Pluckett and team in Beaufort, South Carolina are here to help you create the smile you deserve!