Invisalign® has become a household name over the years, and for good reason. If you’re unhappy with your smile, a series of clear alignment trays can correct the problem quickly and painlessly. Whether your teeth are crooked, gapped, or overlapped, it only takes a few months for Invisalign to work its magic.
The Smile Agency Orthodontics & Smile Design has two locations—Pasadena and West Covina, California. Karen Guinn, DDS, works at both clinics to make sure all of her patients are given the care they need. If you’ve been considering braces or clear aligners, Dr. Guinn can help you decide on a treatment plan and tell you if Invisalign can help straighten your teeth.
So, what are clear aligners, how do they work, and what are the advantages of choosing Invisalign over traditional braces?
Invisalign aligners are removable trays made from clear, BPA-free plastic. This allows them to be removable and unnoticeable at a glance. Most people won’t even know you’re wearing them.
This is enough to sell most people on the idea, but Invisalign also comes with a number of other advantages. Let’s look into a few reasons Invisalign beats traditional braces and other clear aligner brands.
While traditional braces aim to move each tooth individually, Invisalign works by moving all of your teeth at once. Invisalign only takes 12-18 months to straighten your teeth, which is 50% faster than other corrective treatments.
Invisalign is the only clear alignment brand that uses SmartTrack®. This elastic material applies constant, gentle pressure to your teeth, which encourages them to move into their new positions. This allows your teeth to re-align faster and more comfortably than traditional braces.
While metal is malleable, it’s not elastic. Braces can be fitted to your teeth, but Invisalign is designed specifically for you. Every Invisalign tray is made using scanners that create a precise, 3D model of your teeth. Using this technology, Dr. Guinn can project what your teeth will look like by the end of the process.
No matter what your teeth look like at first, Invisalign can help correct them. If you have particularly troublesome teeth, Dr. Guinn can use SmartForce® to add pressure to specific areas of your teeth. These small attachments are tooth-colored, so they still maintain the invisibility of the clear aligners.
Invisalign has changed a lot over the years. The data and feedback from over nine million patients has been used to improve the materials, process, and fitting of Invisalign. When you receive your aligners, you’re getting the best treatment possible.
Ready to take the leap and start straightening your smile? You can learn more about Invisalign by consulting with Dr. Guinn today. Call our office most convenient to you, or request an appointment online to get more information.