How Does Invisalign Work? 

June 24, 2022
Dentist placing Invisalign® in patient North Tampa

While braces offer plenty of oral health benefits, some people are uncomfortable wearing them. Fortunately, Invisalign® in North Tampa can provide you with the comfort and help that you need to straighten and correct your teeth. Invisalign® is a new contender for straightening crooked and misaligned teeth that’s easier to wear, especially for people who dislike braces.  

Since the introduction of this treatment, there have been plenty of questions about Invisalign that aren’t answered. While we already know how braces work, it’s time to explore more about how Invisalign works. To help you understand more about this orthodontic device, here’s how Invisalign functions. 

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How Invisalign Functions 

Preparatory Work 

Before we dive into the functions of this clear aligner, it’s essential to know how it’s made to understand how it can function. For this treatment, Invisalign is prepared by taking x-rays of your mouth and the impressions of your teeth.  

Daily Functions 

While braces and Invisalign aligners aren’t made from the same materials, their core functions remain the same. These clear braces are placed on the teeth that are misaligned, just like mouth guards, so that the teeth will be corrected over time. Invisalign works best for those with a mild form of misaligned or crooked teeth.  

Maintenance and Care  

Just like regular braces, Invisalign clear aligners need to be cleaned and well maintained daily. One of the best methods of cleaning these aligners is to remove them from your mouth and wash them in running water. You can also scrub them with a soft-bristle toothbrush to remove any plaque or food residue that is forming.  

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Want to Know More About Invisalign in North Tampa? 

Looking for the best orthodontic solution for your teeth has gotten more accessible throughout the years. With the help of our team here at Lake Park Dental, we can provide you with the best orthodontic solution for your oral health problems. Please leave us a message today to learn more about our services. 

*Invisalign®, the Invisalign logo, and iTero®, among others, are trademarks and/ or service marks of Align Technology, Inc. or one of its subsidiaries or affiliated companies and may be registered in the U.S. and/or other countries.