Invisalign Braces: How Do They Work

Posted on Jan 22, 2015

Invisalign Braces: How Do They Work
Invisalign Braces: How Do They Work

Many dental patients are curious about Invisalign braces and are constantly asking the dental team about Invisalign braces and how they work. As a preferred provider of Invisalign braces, we here at HGS Ortho want to keep our dental patients informed, outlining the Invisalign treatment and the decision process.

So, how do they work?

Invisalign braces work with cutting edge, 3-D technology, the dental team at HGS Ortho will create custom-made, clear aligners for your teeth and create a treatment plan specifically catered to you. You will wear each set of aligners for approximately two weeks, which will gradually and gently shift your teeth into place. After the specified time, you can start the next series of aligners until treatment is complete and your smile is straight!

Invisalign braces have many advantages to the traditional braces that have been used by orthodontics for years. Unlike metal braces, the only time you may feel some minor discomfort is around the time you receive and put on a new aligner. A bit of force on your teeth is normal and is actually a good sign that Invisalign braces are doing their job.

The advantages of Invisalign

Due to the fact that Invisalign braces are clear, another great advantage of these invisible braces is that no one will know that you’re even wearing them. In addition, you will be able to eat as normal during your treatment because Invisalign aligners are completely removable. It’s simple: Remove your aligners before you eat, floss or brush your teeth, and then put them back in when you’re done.

To ensure that Invisalign works for you, always wear your Invisalign braces for the whole day–except when you briefly take them out to eat, brush or floss.

At the beginning of treatment, some patients at HGS Ortho experience a slight lisp. However, after a day or two your tongue will get used to the aligners, resulting in your speech going back to normal. To maintain good oral health during Invisalign treatment, brush and rinse your aligners in lukewarm water daily to get rid of any food particles or bacteria.

Visit the dental team at HGS Ortho every 4-6 weeks so we can check on how you are progressing with your Invisalign Braces. Our dental team works to create a unique schedule organized just for you to give you the individual treatment plan that works for you.

If you would like more information about Invisalign braces and how they work, or to book a consultation appointment at HGS Ortho please contact us today.