Many people turn to Invisalign to help them with their teeth problems – from crooked teeth to gapped teeth to misaligned teeth – the Invisalign system is one of the best. Why is that? What makes this orthodontic system different from traditional braces? There is a multitude of reasons, but mainly because they don’t put pressure on the teeth. Braces use metal wires and brackets. Invisalign uses nearly invisible opaque, plastic aligner trays, which shift the teeth into the correct position.
Each aligner is changed out every couple of weeks and should be worn up to 22 hours a day. There are only three times you should take them out:
- Brushing your teeth
- Flossing your teeth
Some people will take them out when attending a social event. It takes a minimum of 20 hours for the Invisalign to work and straighten teeth.