Is Invisalign Effective for Straightening Your Teeth and Correcting Your Bite?

For over 150 years, braces were the only option if you wanted to straighten your teeth. You would be stuck with the unsightly metal brackets in the center of each tooth 24/7, and would have to deal with wire pokes, broken brackets, and cuts on the inside of your mouth.

Now we have Invisalign. It’s almost invisible and seems easy to use, easy to clean, and noninvasive. But does it effectively straighten your teeth? Or is it too good to be true?

What can Invisalign fix?

Invisalign can treat several orthodontic issues:

  • Crooked teeth
  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Cross bite
  • Open bite
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Some cases of crowding

How does Invisalign work?

First, your orthodontist will take a 3D image of your jaw and teeth and create a treatment plan. Then they will make several aligners for you to use as your teeth move into place.

Your orthodontist may want you to wear your aligner for 20-22 hours a day and exchange it for a new one every two weeks. If you don’t wear it for the full time every day, the whole process will take longer to complete.

How does it compare to braces?

While it doesn’t treat the more severe orthodontic issues like braces can, Invisalign effectively treats cases of mild-to-moderate problems with bite, crowding, spacing and crookedness.

Other benefits of Invisalign

Invisalign has some side benefits too:

  • No need to change your diet
  • You look like you while your teeth are becoming straight
  • You can remove it for two to four hours a day, on average
  • Highly personalized experience
  • Less time spent at the dentist

If you have mild-to-moderate orthodontic issues and you’d like to speak with a dentist in Milford about Invisalign, book an appointment at Milford Family Dental today!