Crooked teeth are a significant concern for your long-term oral health if not addressed. Fortunately, orthodontic braces have long provided an effective solution for correcting them and reducing the risks of such concerns. However, for many patients in North Hollywood, the potential inconvenience of wearing metal braces can make the question whether or not they should wear them. Fortunately, Invisalign® clear aligners offer a highly discreet and much more convenient way to correct teeth. Today, we take a look at how Invisalign® works and why it’s such a successful alternative to traditional braces.
A Different Orthodontic Approach
Braces work on the principle of slow tooth movement, which means realigning crooked teeth in a manner that allows your tooth structure, teeth roots, and oral tissues to accommodate the shift. Invisalign® clear aligners follow the same principle, but they approach the process much differently. For example, braces utilize brackets and wires to apply the pressure necessary to shift your teeth. By contrast, Invisalign® aligners rely on their innovative, precise designs to guide your teeth in a more comfortable and discreet
How the Aligners Achieve Their Goals
Instead of applying gentle pressure through brackets and wires, Invisalign® aligners are designed to gently force your teeth to match their shape. As you progress through the aligners, they continue guiding your teeth until the treatment is complete. The fact that the aligners don’t rely on brackets and wires and can be removed when necessary means they can accomplish their goals of straightening your teeth much more conveniently. As long as you wear your aligners for the prescribed amount of time each day, you can temporarily remove them to make tasks such as eating and cleaning your teeth much simpler.
Learn if Invisalign® Can Work for You
If you want a straighter and healthier smile, then find out if you qualify for Invisalign® clear aligners as an alternative to traditional braces. For more information, schedule a consultation by calling Modern Smile in North Hollywood, CA, today at 818-763-9353. We also proudly serve patients who live in Burbank, Toluca Lake, and all surrounding communities.