21 Jul 2021
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Invisalign: Think About Your Future Smile

Whether you're a new patient to our practice in Newington or have been with us for a while now, one of the most common questions we get is: "Does Invisalign work?"

Invisalign is a dental product that uses clear plastic aligners that are comfortable and virtually invisible. Your dentist will create an Invisalign treatment plan based on your individual needs and desires to give you straighter teeth without any noticeable metal wires or brackets. 

If you're considering Invisalign but can't decide if it's right for you, read this blog post!

What are the benefits of getting Invisalign?


The benefits of Invisalign might seem obvious at first, but what may not be as obvious is how much more comfortable this treatment will be. Straighter teeth are a significant part of your smile, but so is your overall oral health. With these types of invisible braces, you can avoid the discomfort that comes with traditional braces. 

Invisalign can give you the confidence you need. Getting a straight smile without any noticeable wires or brackets can also give you more confidence when speaking and eating. No one wants their mouth full of metal all day long! It would help if you considered invisible braces because:

  • You have the opportunity to correct misaligned teeth.

  • Straighter teeth feel better, last longer, and look better. 

  • Your overall oral health can benefit from Invisalign.

  • They can help prevent tooth loss.


Invisalign is also beneficial because of its affordability. A straighter smile has never been easier to get than now. Straighter teeth might not be on your radar now, but you never know when your teeth might start to shift. 

using Invisalign on the top row of teeth


Do teeth aligners actually work?


Invisible aligners are designed to help you achieve a straighter smile by gradually moving your teeth into their new position. Dentists use computer technology to create each set of personalized trays. There is a high success rate with patients who decided to use Invisalign instead of getting braces. You can expect an average treatment time of twelve months, depending on your specific needs.

Straightening teeth is just one benefit that Invisalign offers; it can correct chewing issues, spacing issues, and bite alignment. Straighter teeth look better and have been found to improve oral health because there is less crowding in the mouth. Plus, they won't interfere with daily activities. At any time, you can eat or brush your teeth with this removable aligner. They're so good that most people who get them forget they're even wearing something! 

What dental issues can Invisalign not fix?


The primary dental issue Invisalign cannot fix is wisdom teeth. Wisdom teeth are third molars that need to be removed for the treatment to affect the teeth. If your dentist thinks that you are not a good candidate for the treatment, they will not recommend Invisalign.

Severe overbites cannot be corrected by invisible braces. The two types of overbites are under-occlusion and over-occlusion. In these cases, you would need dental implants to correct the issue. If you have pegged teeth, the Invisalign braces will not be able to fix them. Irregularly shaped teeth can be seen on your dental X-rays. Your dentist may recommend using a more complicated treatment plan to improve these types of issues.

While most people can be treated using Invisalign, ultimately, you will have to get your dentist’s approval. There are a few instances where someone may not be allowed to get Invisalign because they have jaw or teeth issues that need a more serious treatment option. 

get straighter teeth for a happier you Do you need retainers after Invisalign?


Invisalign is a dental treatment option that uses clear plastic "trays" which fit your teeth like a mouthguard. These trays alter the position of your teeth with gradual adjustments until your new, straighter smile is complete! No, you do not need a retainer. It isn't necessary to use retainers because your Invisalign mouthguard acts the same as a retainer. This isn’t the standard for everyone because your dentist may recommend the use of a retainer.  

Invisalign has been used for years by professionals worldwide who have seen firsthand how effective it can be on patients of all ages. In fact, at East Cedar Dental, we love using them because they're so much more comfortable than braces - you don't feel like anything's there!

These are just a few reasons why you should consider using Invisalign. It's not painful or embarrassing like traditional metal braces, and it can be used for older children and adults. 

Here at East Cedar Dental, we strive for excellence in patient care and customer satisfaction, so please don't hesitate to contact us today! To find out more, visit https://www.eastcedardental.com/.
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