Is Invisalign Safe? How Does It Work?

Invisalign has quickly become a very popular alternative to braces. Braces have been used in various capacities for hundreds of years, and have proven to be effective and served their purpose. But, as technology has increased in general it has also increased in the orthodontics industry as well.

Braces have always had a similar list of complaints from the patients:

  • They cut my gums
  • They hurt
  • It is unsightly for photographs
  • I can’t eat the foods I want
  • I can’t play the sports I want
  • I need another appointment to have them adjusted?
  • Where can I get more rubber bands?

And on and on… Well, you get the point, although necessary they were never very popular. Invisalign on the other hand has corrected every issue on the complaint list.

Invisalign is safe!

Invisalign is extremely safe and used by the top orthodontist in Queens NY. There is no more worry about damaging your braces by eating hard candies or apples.

With Invisalign, you can eat it all. This is possible because with Invisalign you can remove them as needed, before a meal, before a basketball game or anything else. This does require a level of discipline from the patient because you should wear them as close to 24 hours a day as possible.

Invisalign does require cleaning to help prevent bacterial growth as well. And the best part is that they cause no damage to the teeth themselves or the root. Even your gums, tongue, and lips will be safer then with the wire brackets necessary for braces.

The only possible risk that affects a very small number of patients is an allergy to the plastic material they are made from. If you have a suspicion you might have a plastic allergy you can be tested in advance, but  Invisalign is made from a patented thermoplastic that is FDA-approved and contains no BPA, BPS, latex, or gluten.

Invisalign works!

The shortest possible answer to the question, “Does Invisalign work?” is a quick and easy “yes!” 

Invisalign is used for the average patient for about 12-18 months, although depending on the misalignment of your teeth it can be more or less time. Every 2 weeks the Invisalign trays are replaced to adjust your teeth in minor increments. And you can meet with your local orthodontist if you have any issues.

The great news is that teens and adults start seeing improvements in the alignment of your teeth within only a few weeks.

Stop waiting around to get the beautiful smile you have always wanted. Contact your local orthodontist based right here in Queens!

My Smiles Orthodontics 7505 Parsons Blvd, Flushing NY 11366 (718) 380-1230