Invisalign in Milpitas, CA
Traditional braces use a system of wires and brackets to improve alignment. Every four to six weeks, you return to your dentist's office to have the wires tightened. The Invisalign system doesn't use wires and brackets, but relies on a series of aligner trays to gradually shift teeth. Although you'll visit your dentist periodically, there's nothing to adjust with Invisalign. Movement is accomplished by wearing a new set of aligner trays every two weeks.
Invisalign is a new system of straightening teeth without the use of conventional braces. A series of clear plastic aligners are utilized to create tooth movement. Moving teeth with removable aligners is not new, however, the computer program capable of generating a series of aligners with small changes is the new part. Invisalign is recommended for orthodontic situations with mild to moderate spacing or crowding. You'll normally wear your Invisalign aligner trays 20 hours a day and only take them out to eat. Unlike traditional braces, you can remove your Invisalign trays if you play sports and have a practice or game, or if you want to go brace-less for a special event. Since you'll remove your trays to eat, you won't have to worry about the food restrictions that come with traditional braces. Along with the food restrictions, another thing many people dislike about metal braces is their appearance. Since Invisalign aligners are made of clear polyurethane resin, it won't be obvious that you're wearing braces. They are virtually undetectable, easy to use and comfortable to wear.