A lot of people these days are using Invisalign aligners as an alternative to dental braces. The next obvious question is this – is it really effective? In many ways, the answer is a resounding yes. However, you have to understand that Invisalign aligners are made of plastic which means they exert less pressure to the teeth and games. With that said, they are usually not recommended for extreme cases of crooked and misaligned teeth. However, when it comes to moderate crowding of the teeth, Invisalign braces are very effective. The biggest advantage of these aligners is the fact that they are made of smooth and invisible plastic which means people won’t even notice that you are wearing them. You also don’t have to worry about possible side effects to your gums because the materials used are clean, safe, and gum-friendly.


Although the technology has been around for several years now, there’s a rather limited number of Invisalign practitioners. But you don’t have to worry if you’re located in the United Kingdom, in the United States or in Australia because there’s a lot of orthodontists and dentists in these countries who offer the braces. In fact, the company has a training program that specifically trains dentists and orthodontists on how to effectively use the aligners.
Invisalign aligners have several advantages compared to conventional braces. These advantages include the following:1) You can easily remove them when you’re eating, brushing, or flossing. This is not possible if you’re wearing metal braces. When you put on an Invisalign aligner, there are no metal brackets to attach nor are there wires to tighten. Simply pop in the aligner into your mouth, fit it around your teeth and you are good to go.2) It’s invisible. Crystal clear plastic materials are used in manufacturing the aligners so people won’t be able to notice that you’re wearing them. They are also designed for comfort. In fact, every piece of aligner is custom-made to fit your teeth and gums. A dentist will take an impression of your teeth then analyze it to come up with the best treatment plan. The straightening process itself is composed of several stages. You will be given a new set of aligners every two weeks until you get the perfect smile that you’ve always wanted.3) The treatment procedure is not invasive. As was mentioned above, the aligners can be easily popped in and out of your mouth. You don’t have to worry about metals and wires being attached to your teeth. The only negative thing about Invisalign is that the aligner may temporarily affect your speech. But you’ll soon get over this lisp when you get used to talking while wearing the aligner.
When looking for Invisalign practitioners, make sure that they have the proper training and experience in designing and making an aligner. The best place to start looking for experienced orthodontists is through the Invisalign website itself. There’s a tool there which you can use to search for Invisalign-trained doctors who are located near you.