How does Invisalign work?
If you’re considering Invisalign and live in the Vallejo, CA area, you might have some questions about how it works and what to expect for results. Patients often choose Invisalign because they want to avoid brackets and wires or because they want to enjoy an unrestricted diet during treatment.
Like traditional braces, the goal of Invisalign is to gradually move teeth into alignment, improving the bite, oral health function, and the appearance of teeth. Rather than using brackets and wires, however, Invisalign relies on clear aligners, arranged in a series, that patients wear for about two weeks each before moving onto the next.
When we proceed with Invisalign in our Vallejo, CA dental office, we ask that patients wear their Invisalign braces for about 22 hours per day. Leaving them out for long periods of time will result in slowing down treatment. You can certainly remove your aligners to clean your teeth morning and night (and your Invisalign clear braces, too) and to eat any of the foods you want to enjoy.
Invisalign works well for most orthodontic cases. Give us a call to find out if this discreet form of treatment will give you the smile you have always wanted!