How Does Invisalign Work?
By Papillon Dental
May 02, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: orthodontics   braces   invisalign  

What your dentist in Upper Marlboro, Maryland wants you to know.invisalign

Do you have a friend whose teeth look straighter but you don’t remember them ever wearing braces? The truth is your friend may have chosen Invisalign, the virtually invisible way to straighten your smile. But if you can’t see Invisalign, how does it work? That’s a good question and Dr. Felix Papillon at Papillon Dental Care in Upper Marlboro, Maryland wants to help answer it.

Invisalign uses a system of clear plastic trays called aligners. There are no metal brackets and wires, just comfortable, smooth plastic. You wear your first set of aligners for two weeks and switch to a new set of aligners which you wear for another two weeks.

Your teeth are gradually and comfortably moving into correct position as you progress to a new set of aligners every two weeks. You visit Dr. Papillon every six weeks so he can monitor your progress. Once your teeth and jaws are in proper alignment, your treatment is complete. The average time it takes to complete the process is nine to fifteen months.

Invisalign is just as effective as conventional brackets and wires for correcting:

  • Overbite and underbite
  • Crossbite and open bite
  • Unevenly spaced teeth
  • Overlapping or rotated teeth

People prefer Invisalign to conventional brackets and wires for many reasons. Consider that Invisalign provides:

  • More comfortable treatment because there are no sharp metal parts
  • Faster results in as little as nine to fifteen months
  • Healthier outcomes because you can remove the aligners to brush and floss
  • Increased satisfaction because you can remove the aligners to eat the foods you love

Invisalign works quickly, easily, and discreetly to give you the straight smile you’ve been waiting for. You don’t need to settle for old-school brackets and wires which you have to wear for years. Invisalign is here and it will provide you with results you can be proud of. For more information about Invisalign, call Dr. Felix Papillon at Papillon Dental Care in Upper Marlboro, Maryland today!

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