If you’ve been a child or had children in the last twenty years, you have likely heard of Invisalign. An alternative to braces, Invisalign is popular among older children and teenagers as well as adults because the liners used to replace traditional metal braces in adjusting misalignment are nearly invisible. This avoids the discomfort and social anxiety that traditional braces can cause in patients.
How do these liners work? Who are they right for? Let’s look at some fast facts about the Invisalign system, to help you decide if they might be right for you or your child.
How, Who and Why?
Invisalign liners work by gently and gradually pushing teeth into better alignment through usage, just as traditional braces do. However, Invisalign is better suited to those with more minor orthodontic issues, as the liners can only create modest overall improvement. However, for those with only mild to moderate malocclusions or misalignments, Invisalign’s system of regularly replacing liners with more properly aligned pieces to achieve the perfect smile is a great option.
Leave it to the Professionals
When considering correction of misalignments or malocclusions, it’s best to seek the services of an orthodontist or cosmetic dentist, such as those at Queens, New York’s Dazzling Smile Dental Group. While some dentists do offer orthodontic services in their offices, you can be assured that your practitioner will be experienced with cases like yours – as well as products like Invisalign – if you choose to visit a dedicated orthodontist.
Prospective patients should also exclude any so-called independent sellers of Invisalign products from their search, as genuine Invisalign articles are only available through licensed orthodontic and dental professionals. If you or your child are interested in getting a better smile without the look and feel of brackets and wires, talk to an orthodontist near you about Invisalign!