Orland Park Cosmetic Dentist Explains the Hygienic Benefits of Invisalign Treatment

Written by Dr. Zaibak on Oct 2, 2012

If you ever had braces, or ever knew someone who did, then you know that it can be difficult to eat, speak, and smile confidently with metal wires and brackets on your teeth. With metal braces, patients have trouble cleaning their teeth thoroughly, and food and debris get stuck between brackets and wires throughout the day. That’s why our Tinley Park cosmetic dental office is so excited about Invisalign—a revolutionary way to straighten your teeth without metal brackets and wires. Not only is Invisalign the more attractive choice when compared to metal braces—it’s actually the healthier choice fo your smile as well.

How does Invisalign work?

Invisalign treatment uses clear plastic aligners to gradually move teeth into ideal position. Invisalign aligners are completely removable and virtually invisible when on the teeth.

Why are Invisalign Aligners the Healthy Choice for Orthodontic Work?

Because Invisalign aligners are completely removable, you can take them out to clean your teeth. In fact, you’ll wear your aligners all the time, except for when you remove them to floss and brush your teeth and eat.

Importantly, you’ll be able to have the same thorough professional dental cleanings that you had before beginning treatment when you use Invisalign. You can also still receive whitening treatments and fluoride treatments if necessary.

All you have to do is make sure that you rinse or clean your teeth after eating (before you place your aligner back in your mouth) to keep a clean smile and fresh breath. With Invisalign you can get the straight smile of your dreams while keeping your teeth in tiptop shape. For more information about this exciting treatment option, please call our Tinley Park dental office. During your first consultation we’ll be able to go into greater detail about treatment and help you determine if Invisalign is right for you!