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Braces are a thing of the past nowadays because now we have Invisalign! This new repair mechanism allows you to get the perfect smile but without the visible metal and glue that braces show. Not only does Invisalign not include the painful look of braces, but it also does not include the pain! Invisalign is pain-free for your teeth and your gums. It is a flexible and pain-free way to get the smile that you have always wanted.

How Does It Work?

Invisalign is very similar to a retainer in the way that it looks. It is two trays, one upper and one lower, that pull your teeth together over time. But keep in mind that in order to get this treatment you need to be approved by your local professional. Once you get approved then this is where it all begins!
You will likely go through the process of mouth X-rays and/or get impressions of your teeth taken so that your trays can be custom made to fit your teeth. Next, you will talk about a treatment plan that will show you the course of getting your perfect smile. By wearing these trays and/or aligners your teeth will begin to slowly shift and come together.
As the months go by, your perfect smile will start to come to life! About every two weeks or so, you will receive your new aligners in the mail that are tighter than the last ones; this allows for your teeth to keep being moved in the proper direction. This means no wires or tightening are needed; your perfect smile comes to you!

What Are The Trays Made Out Of?

For those of you who might be concerned about what Invisalign is made out of, don’t worry! These trays are made out of a flexible plastic that is specifically made from a thermoplastic material called SmartTrack. Invisalign has been FDA approved and does not contain any BPA, BPS, latex, or gluten. This means that this treatment is safe and it works fast! For more information on Invisalign check out their website.

How Long Does This Take?

Invisalign on average takes around 12 months, but this can change based on certain cases and patients. It might take longer, or it could even be a shorter time span! The good news is that people tend to start seeing a difference within two to three months of using Invisalign. Actually being able to watch the progress is another positive side of using Invisalign instead of using braces.

More Information

For more information on Invisalign contact Tree City Family Dental today to answer any questions that you might have. See if this is the right path for you in getting the perfect smile that you have always wanted!