Invisalign is a revolutionary technology that was developed in 1997 by Align Technology and is considered to be one of the greatest advancements that modern dentistry has ever seen. Since then, this orthodontic dental treatment has become popular with people who want their teeth to be straightened and their bites corrected, but without the hassle, pain, and appearance of traditional braces. They have even been lovingly referred to as “invisible braces” although it is, of course, not completely invisible. But, besides quickly and efficiently improving the physical aesthetic of teeth, Invisalign plays a major role in optimizing the functionality and health of one’s mouth.
Braces can cause cuts on the inside of the mouth, make certain people self-conscious and uncomfortable in social situations, cause difficulty eating, and can inhibit a person’s ability to speak normally. Invisalign rarely produces these side-effects, making it the most desirable alternative to braces today. Braces create a number of other problems that are not present with Invisalign. Due to the fact that Invisalign is removable, users are able to thoroughly brush and floss their teeth without the obstruction, maintaining optimal dental hygiene.
Invisalign is essentially two computer-generated plastic trays that are initially molded into the shape of an individual’s mouth and changed every two weeks, in order to follow the correct schedule of treatment. With each new set of Invisalign, the teeth move little by little, which results in only minor amounts of pain.
The technology that produces Invisalign allows dentists to perfectly cater to an individual’s gum line, which makes them a lot more comfortable and does not reduce the lining as braces do. It is recommended that Invisalign be worn 24-hours a day, only removing them to eat, drink, brush, and floss. The retainers can technically be worn at a minimum of 20 hours a day, but by wearing them almost non-stop, you can help them work to the fullest effect. The most appealing aspect of this product is that, unlike traditional braces, Invisalign is virtually indistinguishable and is also removable.
Invisalign Rio Rancho, NM
Invisalign is usually worn by patients for twelve months, although it does vary by individual, and is considered by most dentistry professionals to be the optimal amount of time to achieve the desired results. The majority of our patients here at Cottonwood Dental in Rio Rancho, New Mexico, begin to see results from their Invisalign in as little as two to three months. Seeing the progress of their Invisalign so quickly makes our patients enthusiastic and excited about the process.
There are some people who may not benefit from Invisalign, such as those with severe dental problems, in which case they will likely require braces or more extensive dental treatment, as they are better able to correct more complex issues. However, over 6 million people have found success with Invisalign, with over 96% user satisfaction. Some notable Invisalign users include Oprah Winfrey, Serena Williams, Khloe Kardashian, and Justin Bieber.
Invisalign Albuquerque, NM
Invisalign is one of the many services that we offer at Cottonwood Dental. Our offices use only the latest technology in the dental health field, designed to be as efficient and stress-free as possible. Every member of our staff has extensive training in the field and works hard to give every single one of the customers the smile that they’ve always dreamt of. By making an appointment with Dr. Giaquinto, you can find out if Invisalign is right for you. Cottonwood Dental offers Invisalign in Albuquerque as well as Invisalign in Rio Rancho. To discuss your dental treatment options or schedule a consultation, call (505) 210-7884 today.