Glendale Invisalign Dentist Describes How Invisalign Aligners Function

Written by Dr. McKay on May 20, 2014

Improving the appearance of your smile can help you feel more confident and gregarious when you are out interacting with people in the world. Our Glendale cosmetic dentist office understands how vital these changes can be for patients of all ages, which is why we are so committed to helping patients perfect their smiles with cosmetic dentistry.

One cosmetic dentistry treatment that is wildly popular with many different types of patients is Invisalign treatment. Today we are talking about how and why Invisalign treatment is so effective.

The basic idea behind Invisalign is that the patient can move his or her teeth by wearing plastic aligners over his or her smile. These aligners are custom-crafted to fit snugly over the patient’s teeth. During treatment, the patient upgrades to a new aligner ever two weeks or so. Each aligner nudges the teeth closer to their perfect positions.

Some things to know about Invisalign aligners:

· They are made of clear plastic resin, so that they are transparent on the teeth

· They are completely removable—in fact you are supposed to take them out to eat, drink, and clean your teeth

· They are totally metal free—you won’t have to deal with any abrasive or sharp metal pieces, as you do with traditional braces

The exact length of your Invisalign treatment timeline will depend on how drastically you want to change your smile, as well as the current state of your smile. The best way to get an accurate time estimation is to talk to our dental team and come in for a cosmetic consultation.

Our Glendale Invisalign dentist office has helped hundreds of patients achieve attractive smiles with comfortable, discreet Invisalign. You can always call our dental team, or submit a question for us on our website, when you are ready to get started!