A Comprehensive Guide On How Invisalign Works

by Mother Huddle Staff

Over the last decade the orthodontic industry has revolutionized braces and aligners by introducing Invisalign. Invisalign as the name suggests are invisible aligners that are made out of a thin sheet of acrylics which are almost undetectable by the naked eye. Contrary to the popular belief, Invisalign does wonders and here is how it works.

Invisalign – How it works?

The treatment of Invisalign exudes the process of putting on a series of clear and removable aligners that are invisible to the naked eye and free of all inconvenience and pain that is caused by metal braces. By consistently wearing Invisalign for a particular period of time you’ll have your teeth straightened, aligned and your smile restored.

The aligners are manufactured by using a flexible acrylic based plastic that is customized according to the teeth of the client. The acrylic is BPA, BPS, latex and gluten free and has been approved by the safety protocol of FDA. The thin layer of Invisalign is attached to the teeth in accordance to the preference of the client and as prescribed by a dentist.

Digital Mapping:

The process of applying and curating the aligners begins with digital mapping. Digital mapping includes an in depth study of the movement of your teeth and is completely personalized for the client. Digital mapping allows the dentist to study orthodontic sites within your mouth for the right amount of pressure and for the tailoring of the Invisalign.

Once the mapping is completed a tailored Invisalign will be produced and curated on your teeth for the prescribed period of time.

Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible which means it allows the liberty to have them on without people even noticing it. Unlike metal braces you have the liberty to remove them while eating, drinking or cleaning your teeth. This makes Invisalign an absolute favorite amongst young teens and kids who usually suffer bullying because of their metal braces.

They are also considerably easier to put on, maintain and are less painful then the metal braces.

Treatment process:

Your initial appointment begins with a consultation with your dentist, who will map your teeth using the Invisalign 3D technology. The dentist will run some X-rays, followed by the process of taking impressions of your teeth on a piece of mold and lastly curating a digital mapping of your teeth.

This allows the dentist to map and curate the Invisalign and tailor it to your particular needs. Once the process is complete the dentist will call you over for a fitting and your first ever Invisalign will be curated on your teeth.

Once the aligners have been approved you will be equipped with a number of aligners that you’ll have to regularly change once a week.

How long does the Treatment last?

Once the digital mapping is complete and approved you will be prescribed to wear your aligners consistently for a minimum of 12 to 18 months. This procedure usually differs from person to person.

You will be prescribed to wear your aligners for a minimum of 20 to 22 hours a day and have the liberty to take them off when you are

●      Flossing

●      Brushing your teeth

●      Eating or drinking

Over time and with consistency your teeth will be aligned and you’ll no longer need any aligners or braces.

Advantages of Invisalign:

Invisalign has completely revolutionized the orthodontic industry with an absolutely fascinating list of advantages that have been mentioned below.

Easier to Map and less Consultation:

Invisalign is easier to map and includes a very minimum amount of office visits. This means you will have your aligners tailored for you in no time, less consultation and easily.


Perhaps one of the best features of Invisalign is the fact that they are absolutely comfortable to wear. Contrary to metal braces, Invisalign causes less discomfort and the chances of injuring your mouth are considerably less.

Easy to wear:

They are easy to wear and take off. You can take them off while brushing or flossing your teeth, eating or drinking.

Invisible aligners:

They are absolutely invisible to the naked eye. This particular factor allows them to be a favorite amongst kids and young teens.

Invisalign has modernized the world of aligners by allowing people more comfort, versatility and wear ability. Contrary to their predecessors they are easy to wear, more comfortable and less painful for the wearer. So if you have been thinking of restoring your smile, get an appointment today and have them custom made for you! 

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