Invisalign Go: Something to Smile About

4 November 2019

Patients who need orthodontic treatment are often faced with a choice: should they go with traditional metal braces or Invisalign? While most people are familiar with what comes along with traditional braces, Invisalign may not be as well understood.

Many patients don't know there is a version of Invisalign specifically created for people with aesthetic issues, called Invisalign Go. The following article will give you a better understanding of this popular treatment option and whether it might be the right choice for your dental needs.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that involves wearing a series of custom-made, removable, plastic aligners that gradually reposition teeth over a period of time. Typically, Invisalign patients wear their aligners for 20 to 22 hours a day and switch them every 2 weeks. Invisalign can be used to treat gapped teeth, crowded teeth, and mild bite problems. Treatment time averages between 6 and 12 months.

Are there health benefits to choosing Invisalign Go over traditional braces?

There are several reasons why Invisalign Go aligners are a good choice for maintaining optimal dental health:

  • Easier brushing and flossing: Wearing removable aligners instead of fixed metal braces makes it much easier for patients to thoroughly brush and floss their teeth, keeping plaque and cavities at bay.
  • Better oral health: Studies have shown that Invisalign Go does not adversely affect patients’ periodontal health, as compared to metal braces that are known to increase the accumulation of plaque.
  • Less abrasion: Invisalign Go causes less abrasive harm to the tongue and cheeks than traditional braces. That means a more comfortable experience for you!

Do patients like Invisalign Go?

There are several reasons why people prefer Invisalign Go over traditional braces:

  • Aesthetics: Invisalign's clear aligners are much more discrete than brackets and wires. Many people won't even realize you’re wearing them.
  • Shorter Appointments: Appointments for traditional braces involve adjustments and tightening that can be time-consuming. Patients with Invisalign simply come in for quick check-ups every 6 to 8 weeks on average.
  • Freedom to Eat and Drink: Because Invisalign trays are removable, patients are free to eat and drink whatever they choose. Traditional braces call for avoiding very sticky or hard foods that can land patients back in the dental office for poking wires or loose brackets.

Invisalign is making people smile across the world. If Invisalign Go sounds like it might be a good option for you, consult your dentist or orthodontist to learn whether the system is appropriate for your dental needs.

Lefko Centre Dentaire de l’Aéroport
Dr. Ioannis (Yannis) Gkomouzas