There have been many devices used in dentistry to straighten teeth, and at Dental Partners of Brookline in Brookline, MA, we’re familiar with most of them. Braces were considered the best tool available to us for over a decade, but things are starting to change with recent discoveries.
Invisalign®️ clear aligners are a great alternative to braces. They’re effective, transparent, more comfortable to wear, and available here at Dental Partners of Brookline. Not many of our patients are familiar with Invisalign®️ clear aligners but are pleasantly surprised when we tell them they’re a great alternative to braces.
Clear aligners like Invisalign®️ are dental appliances worn over teeth to straighten them. Crooked teeth can cause cosmetic problems, but they also increase the risk of dental caries. Food is more likely to get stuck between crowded teeth and bacteria can hide there too.
The problem with braces is that they don’t look too good, and they can be uncomfortable. Invisalign®️ aligners avoid both of these problems by being transparent and smooth. Your gums won’t bleed with clear aligners; you’ll barely even notice their existence. People might not know you’re wearing anything over your teeth.
Wearing aligners is easy. Many people don’t know that aligners are removable. You should take them off before you eat and put them back on when you’re done. You should also rinse them at night. It’s recommended that you wear your aligners for at least 20 hours per day.
Unlike braces that are permanent and worn for months without adjustments, aligners are different. You’ll most likely need new ones every couple of weeks as your teeth shift. Needing new aligners is a good thing because it means they’re working, and your teeth are moving the way we want them to.
If you have any questions on how to use Invisalign®️ aligners or their price, call us to schedule an appointment at Dental Partners of Brookline.