Invisalign Attachments: What They Are, And How They Can Help

Patients can be caught off guard by the news they will need Invisalign attachments, and they can be unsure of what to expect from them. Will these attachments affect your smile? Will they be painful? How will they affect your treatment? Attachments are placed on the front of certain teeth. They are made from a resin material that closely matches your enamel, making them difficult to see. The reason they are sometimes needed is because they can help guide your teeth in the appropriate directions. While Invisalign aligners are capable of making terrific corrections by themselves, attachments make it possible for more patients to be approved for this treatment, instead of traditional metal braces.

Making Sure Your Invisalign Treatment Leads To Fantastic Results

A proper orthodontic adjustment can require some careful, specific movements. Attachments make it possible for your dentist to ensure teeth go in the appropriate directions as you wear your aligners. They can come in different shapes, to help facilitate certain types of movement.

Even if you are confident that attachments can improve your treatment experience, you may worry that they are intrusive. You can be relieved to learn that they are designed to be camouflaged against your teeth, and that they are remarkably thin. While they may not disappear completely against your smile, they can be discreet.

Other Aspects Of Invisalign Treatment You Might Not Know About

Did you know your dentist can show you a “sneak preview” of what you will look like after your Invisalign treatment is completed? By using iTero digital scanners, your dentist can create a digital preview of your smile after treatment. This can give you an idea of what you have to look forward to after you finish your time with your final Invisalign aligner.

If you are concerned about your treatment taking too long, Propel orthodontic technology may be of interest to you. With Propel, the necessary shifting of your jawbone and your periodontal tissue will take place at a faster rate, speeding up your treatment.

Talk To Calcagno Cosmetic And Family Dentistry To Learn More About Invisalign

At Calcagno Cosmetic And Family Dentistry, patients can see amazing orthodontic improvements through the use of Invisalign aligners. To schedule a consultation, please call (507) 281-3659. We welcome and serve patients from Rochester, MN, as well as Red Wing, St. Charles, Winona, Farmington, Austin, and all surrounding areas.