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5 Things You May Not Know About Invisalign
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If you want to straighten your teeth without the hassle of braces, consider Invisalign. Read on to learn 5 things you may not have known about this trusted household brand and the 13 million smiles Invisalign transformed.

If you want to straighten your teeth without the hassle of braces, consider Invisalign. Read on to learn 5 things you may not have known about this trusted household brand and the 13 million smiles Invisalign transformed.


1.  Invisalign Was Created By A College Student With Metal Braces

A lot of people assume that Invisalign was invented by an orthodontist, but Invisalign and the company Align Technologies were founded by Stanford Students. Pakistani-American Zia Chishti had traditional metal braces and a retainer. In using the retainer, he wondered about the possibility of an alternative alignment treatment that could be removable and had not yet been developed. Chishti was a student majoring in Computer Science and Economics and would work on this idea in his dorm room at Stanford University. In 1997, he partnered with Kelsey Wirth to seek developers, the success of his invention is history.


2.  Unlike With Metal Braces, You Can Eat And Drink Whatever You Want

Everyone knows Invisalign is removable, but you may not realize what a benefit this is until you are confronted with the option of metal braces. Metal braces can be fussy for several reasons:

  • Metal braces are vulnerable to damage, which can mean more frequent trips to the dentist to avoid hurting yourself
  • With metal brackets and arch wires, you’ll be advised not to eat sticky and crunchy foods such as lollipops, hard candy, bubble gum, popcorn, nuts, apples, meat jerky, potato chips, pizza crust, and corn-on-the-cob.
  • People with metal braces are also advised to avoid sugary drinks, including soda pop, fruit drinks, and sports drinks.
  • The colored elastic of metal braces can potentially get stained due to coffee, red wine, curry, or berries.

With Invisalign, people remove their aligners before they eat, so they can choose to eat whatever they’d like, whenever they’d like.


3.  Invisalign Uses 3D Printed Technologies And Cutting-Edge, Patented Materials Customized To You

Traditional metal braces have been an option since the 1970s. With Invisalign aligners, you get the benefit of sophisticated technology and convenience. Using patented technology, Invisalign 3D-prints personalized aligners that fit your teeth perfectly. The material is a safe, patented plastic that is both latex- and BPA-free.


4.  You Enjoy Seeing The Progression Of Your Smile In Less Time

Because of the transparent nature and the removable feature of Invisalign aligners, you can actually follow your smile journey with greater clarity than if your teeth were concealed behind old-fashioned brackets and wire braces. The good news is that Invisalign can improve your smile in half the time of metal braces, just 12 to 18 months.


5.  Celebrities Love Invisalign, Too

It makes sense if you think about it–because Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible when on, it’s the best choice for someone in the public eye. Justin Beiber, Tom Cruise, Oprah Winfrey, Eva Longoria, Serena Williams, and Kourtney Kardashian are just some of the celebrities with smiles enhanced by Invisalign technology.


Am I A Good Candidate For Invisalign?

Depending on your teeth and your needs, Invisalign can potentially address crooked teeth, overbite, underbite, crossbite, gaps in teeth, crowded teeth, and open bite. In cases of extrusion, intrusion, or severe gaps between teeth, and other case-by-case-situations, your orthodontic expert may recommend alternative treatment.


If you live in Bonita Springs, Florida, and the surrounding areas and wonder if Invisalign is right for your dental needs and aesthetic goals, consider the unparalleled expertise of TD Dental Group. TD Dental Group is proud to offer Invisalign and other services, such as dental implants, bridges and crowns, cosmetic dentistry, and more. Call 239-317-8333 for an appointment today.

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28410 Bonita Crossings Blvd. #250
Bonita Springs, FL 34135
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Lehigh Acres, FL 33936
(239) 317.8333


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