Should I Get Invisalign?

Modern technology has brought about many advances in the field of orthodontics, among them are custom-made clear aligners called Invisalign. Invisalign is a less invasive treatment option that can be used on its own or in conjunction with other orthodontic treatments. In this article, we will explore the numerous benefits of clear aligners and why they are more efficient than alternative orthotic treatments such as braces.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a brand of clear aligners, which are removable and can be replaced every two weeks, that straighten your teeth without the use of metal wires and brackets. The result is a more comfortable, faster, and more affordable way to straighten your teeth. At Frey Orthodontics, we offer a variety of aligner treatment options such as Invisalign, Invisalign Teen, and custom clear aligners made just for you!

The best candidates for aligners have very mild to moderate spacing and alignment issues. However, clear aligners may also be used in combination with other orthodontic treatments such as braces to treat difficult malocclusions without compromising the esthetics or function of their final outcome. Combination treatment usually involves about 6-10 months in braces followed by 2-4 months of clear aligner therapy. Consult with an orthodontist to determine if Invisalign is right for you.

Invisalign is More Efficient Than Traditional Orthodontic Treatments

In traditional orthodontic treatments such as braces, every tooth is moved during the course of treatment regardless of their original alignment status. Although the initial results of this method can be seen relatively quickly, Invisalign is far more efficient. Clear aligner technology gives doctors a detailed 3D computer model of your teeth which allows them to precisely target and move each individual tooth. Small adjustments are made to straighten teeth, and then larger ones. Already straight teeth do not need to be moved since clear trays can accommodate individual teeth.

This is much different from conventional orthodontics which relies on plaster models and bending wires by hand. That approach can sometimes result in round-tripping, where the bends in the metal are too small or too great and need to be adjusted down the road. In conclusion, Invisalign allows doctors to precisely position teeth with the minimum amount of movement necessary. This gives you fewer office visits, less discomfort and a shorter time in treatment compared to other orthodontic treatments.

Benefits of Invisalign

FreyOrtho clear aligners are customized to fit your mouth and can be used as a full treatment for your misaligned teeth, or as a quick solution for anyone who just wants to improve their smile. Here are some additional benefits of choosing Invisalign for your orthodontic treatment:

  • Up to 40% less time in braces
  • More precise smile
  • Fewer office visits
  • Customized treatment
  • Less visible 
  • Allow for better dental hygiene 
  • Doesn’t restrict food or drink

Get Treatment Worth Smiling About With Frey Orthodontics

Clear aligners effectively straighten your teeth without the hassle that comes with traditional orthotic treatments such as metal braces. Here at Frey Orthodontics, we care about making your orthodontic experience as comfortable as possible. Schedule a free consultation today to find out if aligners are your next step toward the perfect smile!