How does Invisalign® work?

Invisalign clear aligner in hand

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The odds of receiving a crash course on the ins and outs of clear aligners and Invisalign® aligners right here, right now? 100% in your favor.

You’ve probably heard of clear aligners and Invisalign® aligners, but maybe you haven’t heard enough yet.

You might be wondering:

● What is Invisalign made of? Are Invisalign aligners made of a safe material?

● How does Invisalign effectively shift your teeth without wires?

● Can I wear Invisalign as an adult? Can my child wear Invisalign?

● How can I be sure to get the best results from Invisalign and clear aligners?

Welcome to ‘Clear Aligners and Invisalign® Aligners 101’.

First of all, yes- Clear aligners and Invisalign® aligners are made of a safe material. They are comprised of a smooth and flexible plastic, are medical-grade, hypoallergenic and BPA-free. This means your chances of having an allergic reaction to these aligners are relatively unlikely, and that there are none of the significant health risks associated with BPA (like infertility and an increased risk of cancer).

Clear aligners effectively shift your teeth over time, using a personalized treatment plan from your orthodontist. Molded to enforce a foundationally-strong dental position, each new aligner is customized to straighten your teeth a little more than the last. You’ll receive a new prescription when you visit your orthodontist every 8 to 12 weeks. As you change aligners weekly, your teeth gradually move a step closer to flawless with each aligner change.

Not only can you and your teen match with nearly-identical clear aligners, your young child can too! We offer clear aligners and Invisalign® aligners for both growing mouths and full-grown mouths. Invisalign® First aligners are available for younger patients with a mixture of baby teeth and adult teeth to mold the proper foundation for teeth to grow into. Clear aligners and Invisalign® aligners can be used at all age – young children, teens, adolescents and adults.

Getting the best bang for your buck with clear aligners is pretty simple: Wear them as prescribed. Your orthodontist knows best when it comes to the most effective route for achieving your ideal smile. Visit your orthodontist on-time, as often as is recommended to you (typically every 8-12 weeks). Wear your invisible aligners through the night and day to apply constant pressure to your teeth. And one of the best parts, Invisalign clear aligners are removable. Remove your clear aligner when you eat, brush your teeth or want a short break, then place it back in to resume the teeth-straightening process.

Winning the lottery might not have happened for you yet, but a quick crash course in clear aligners just did.

When you come to Spillers Orthodontics for clear aligners and Invisalign® aligners, rest assured that we’ve got you, your young child and your teen covered. Our orthodontists are the most experienced clear aligner providers in Georgia.

If you’ve been told you are not a candidate for Invisalign or other clear aligners, come see Spillers Orthodontics. If you are considering using an at-home aligner treatment, request a complimentary evaluation to learn what our orthodontic specialists can do for the same price. Or, if you just want to know more about clear aligners to decide if they’re right for you, request an appointment at one of our locations in Warner Robins or Macon today.

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