I had a dentist appointment a few weeks ago. I was really nervous that I’d have multiple cavities (pregnancy wasn’t good to my teeth) but I didn’t have ONE! Two thumbs up for me! After the cleaning was complete I talked to my doctor about my teeth. I’ve always been a bit insecure over my gap in the front and lately I’ve noticed that they seem to be ‘bucking’ out more. I asked if he had noticed, funny guy replied, “I’m not sure because this is the first time I’ve seen your teeth so I don’t know.” Since we’re a military family I don’t get the same doctor all the time, duh Michelle!
He did say that they’d keep track of it and if I was interested in using invisalign in the future we could discuss it, he said he had great results when he did it in medical school. I went home and looked up a few fun facts on it to see if it’s something worth doing.
Here are some things I found:
What it is:
Invisalign (also known as “clear or invisible braces”) are nearly invisible, removable appliances or “aligners” that are used to straighten teeth—alone for comprehensive orthodontic treatment or as a key component of restorative or cosmetic dental work. Invisalign has specific products that are customized for treating both adults and teens.
How it works:
Invisalign uses a series of clear,removablealignerstograduallystraightenteeth, without metal or wires. After detailed impressions are taken of the teeth, the company utilizes proprietary 3D computer imaging technology to map the patient’s complete treatment from start to finish. Patients wear each aligner for about two weeks. During this time, the aligners gradually move their teeth until they achieve the prescribed final position. Patients typically visit their doctor once every six weeks or so to ensure that treatment is progressing as planned, and to receive their next few sets of aligners.
The New G3:
G3, is the third generation of Invisalign which represents the most significant collection of new product features and technology innovations in the company’s history. This new generation of Invisalign clear braces for both adults and teens, takes treatment capabilities to the highest level yet, making it possible for orthodontists to treat some of the most complex cases – previously only achieved with metal braces.
It’s innovative and it works.
– Invisalign solves an age-old problem with a new technology and a fresh approach.
– Like traditional braces, Invisalign effectively straightens teeth.
It fits social and active lifestyles.
It looks great.
– Nearly undetectable, Invisalign’s invisibility is still one of the most popular features for adults; treatment is very inconspicuous, making it easier to “fit in” rather than call attention to their treatment.
– Since patients can take the aligners out to brush and floss, they can maintain normal, healthy hygiene during treatment.
– Patients can eat what they want – no forbidden foods
– Invisalign Aligners are made of lightweight plastic that is custom-fitted to each patient’s teeth.
– There are no wires or uncomfortable metal brackets poking or tearing their mouths or gums.
Pretty much I think I’m going to talk to him about it at my next appointment. I’m 29 years old and although this is a great product for teens that don’t want the metal braces, I think it’s a clear (get it, clear, ha ha) choice for adults as well.
Reason’s why Invisalign is the clear alternative to metal braces:
- Invisalign can effectively treat many of the same conditions that used to only require metal braces
- Invisalign works the same way metal braces do which is moving teeth by applying pressure over time.
- Invisalign has been enhanced even further with the introduction of Invisalign® G3 earlier this year, the most significant collection of new features and technology innovations in the company’s history. This new generation of Invisalign clear braces for both adults and teens, takes treatment capabilities to the highest level yet, making it possible for orthodontists to treat some of the most complex cases – previously only achieved with metal braces
- The arrival of Invisalign G3 makes it easier for orthodontists/dentists to treat people with complex cases so they can enjoy the benefits of straightening their teeth without the discomfort and embarrassment often associated with metal (or fixed) braces. Such complex cases include: severe misalignment, overbite, underbite, and crossbones.
- In addition to the aesthetic, emotional and convenience benefits of Invisalign, the functional benefits are hard to argue: easy to maintain good oral hygiene, they are comfortable, affordable and safe for active lifestyles.
- Invisalign is not only great for adults with whom metal is not an option, but Invisalign now has a product specifically developed for teen patients
So what do you think? Maybe I’m being a little dramatic about my teeth, but I think this is definitely the way I will go if I decide to get my teeth straightened out. I just don’t want to NOT do anything about it and then regret it down the road. You know?
Do any of you have any experience with invisalign? I’d love to hear what you have to say about it.
This is a sponsored post from Invisalign, but the opinions stated are mine and mine alone.