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Braces function by aligning an individual’s teeth and structure. The centerpiece of the setup is the bracket, which is aligned in the center of the tooth, with wires going through it. These slowly align your teeth in place and need to be readjusted by your dentist throughout the process.


A great advantage of Invisalign is the simplicity of the whole procedure. There is no longer a need to go through an extensive and time-consuming procedure in order to achieve the smile you want. Invisalign is revolutionary because it aligns your teeth in a flexible and versatile manner.

To get a better understanding of how Invisalign is superior as a dental realignment system, the following are some more details on what the aligners are, how they works, as well as the benefits of them.

How Invisalign Works

Invisalign is applied to the teeth by your dentist, and fitted tightly, leaving no room for the aligners to move. Once it is applied, the natural tension in the appliance starts to pull the teeth in the needed direction. The material from which they are made is completely clear and blends with the natural color of your teeth.

Practical Benefits of Invisalign

Following are additional benefits of the Invisalign treatment:

  • The aligners are virtually invisible unless observed closely. This is due to the material which is strong yet clear.

  • They are very versatile and can be worn throughout the day, except when you need to eat. Generally, the Invisalign aligners can be worn for drinks, although it is better to take them off if the wearer is consuming hot drinks, as the temperature may affect the durability of the aligners. For food, simply take off the aligners and continue eating as usual. When it is time to apply them once again, make sure that the mouth is rinsed thoroughly, and that there is no food left.

  • They fit very well due to the custom molding which is done by our dentist for you. The fit provides much better alignment since there is more surface area through which the pressure is being applied, which results in better adjustment. The greater surface area also means that your entire natural smile moves as one. This helps in getting a more even alignment.

  • They suit an active lifestyle quite well since they do not require the person wearing them to be very careful with what they eat. All one needs to do is take off the appliances prior to eating. It is best to brush your teeth before inserting the aligners, to ensure that no food debris remains before you reinsert the aligners.

Now that you know how Invisalign works, it’s time to see whether this is the right solution for you. Your dentist will help guide you by first carrying out a comprehensive exam of your whole mouth. Once we understand the condition of your oral health and your teeth and gums, we can move on to making a decision about your course of treatment.

It’s important that you always consult with our dentist before getting any course of treatment done. Whether you decide to get metal braces, invisalign, or choose any other course of treatment, contact us at  Name of practice for more information.

If you reside in O'Fallon, Missouri, our dentist at Creative Smiles at WingHaven can assist you with the Invisalign treatment.

Call us for an appointment at 636-561-6035 or come to our office today. Our team is here to answer any questions you may have.