Invisalign is one of the leading cosmetic dentistry procedures for aligning teeth without the use of traditional braces. This can be a method that fits your needs as an adult, or may fit in best for other reasons. You likely already know a few of the basic points regarding Invisalign. However, there may be a few things that you do not know about these option and should before you move forward with them.

Early Start

There is a misconception that Invisalign is for people in their late teens or older. The truth is, it can be used after all the baby teeth are gone. Though it is generally used by older individuals, it can be used on younger children as well. The key to remember with age and the use of Invisalign is that the trays must be left on for the vast majority of the day. This can be difficult for younger children to understand or to handle. If you are thinking of this system as a way to straighten your children's teeth, consider their maturity level as each child is different.

Food Interactions

With traditional braces you may be limited to certain foods, or you may have a food list to avoid. This isn't the case with Invisalign. In fact, you take the trays off when you eat. This means you do not have to worry about the trays interfering with your current dietary routine. You will, of course, need to clean your teeth thoroughly before replacing the trays to ensure there is no food interaction that could cause issues such as tooth decay or friction between the tray and the teeth.

Length of Treatment

One of the key points that many people do not consider with Invisalign is the length of treatment. If you choose Invisalign then you will be on the treatment for at least one year. The time my vary slightly depending on the severity of the alignment. You will go in for adjustments and appointments to evaluate your current status. If changes need to be made to your treatment plan, to keep you on the one year tract, they will be made during one of the visits.

These are just a few of the key points you may not have known about Invisalign. If you are ready to move forward with getting Invisalign, make a consultation appointment with your cosmetic dentistry office. They can answer any questions you may have and give you pricing and other information.