What Are Invisalign Attachments?
Invisalign is a great option for many kids, teens, and adults who want a beautiful smile without traditional silver braces. You may not have heard much about Invisalign attachments, which are key to helping your Invisalign treatment be as effective as possible. Let’s learn more about these small but mighty attachments and how they work.
What Do Invisalign Attachments Do?
On their own, Invisalign aligners can push against your teeth to gradually move them in one direction. Attachments are small buttons bonded to your teeth to provide grip and leverage, which help your aligners move with a little extra force to shift teeth into their proper locations.
Why Would I Need Them?
Attachments serve as anchors for your aligners, allowing them to fit more snugly and move your teeth more effectively. They help your teeth make more complex movements than they could with the aligners alone. They help your aligners work extra hard to shift your teeth into their proper alignment, so you’ll have healthy, straight teeth before you know it.
Can You See Them?
Invisalign attachments are quite hard to see, especially if they are located on teeth toward the back of your mouth.. If you need attachments on your front teeth, they may be a little more noticeable, especially if someone is standing or sitting close to you. But most of the time, they’ll be hidden behind your aligners. Your orthodontist will match the buttons as closely as possible to your natural tooth color, so they will blend well with your teeth.
Do Attachments Hurt?
Invisalign attachments are pain-free! You may notice them on your teeth for a day or two when you first get them, but you will adjust to them being there quickly. There is also no discomfort when they are applied when treatment begins or when they are removed at the end of treatment.
Will I Need Them?
Maybe. If your treatment plan is simple and we can straighten your teeth with just the aligners, you may never need attachments.
If, however, your orthodontist recommends Invisalign attachments as part of your treatment, most likely not every tooth will need one. Your orthodontist will review your smile carefully and let you know how many attachments you need at the start of your treatment. The buttons also may not be necessary for the full length of your treatment, so be sure to talk with your orthodontist to see what works best for you.
Can They Keep Me from Needing Braces?
Absolutely. Invisalign has been used to successfully treat more than 12 million smiles around the globe! Invisalign attachments can help achieve more complex tooth movements and treat even more orthodontic cases than ever before. So, if you’re considering clear aligner treatment, make sure to schedule your free consultation with an experienced provider like Fravel Brewer Orthodontics to determine if Invisalign is right for you.
Need a Reason to Smile?
Contact Fravel Brewer Orthodontics today to learn more about Invisalign treatment and to schedule your free consultation. Fravel Brewer Orthodontics has been helping patients achieve beautiful smiles as the preferred orthodontist in Winter Garden, Ocoee, and West Orange County, Florida for almost 30 years. Call us at (407) 656-0001 to schedule a free consultation today!
Fravel Brewer Orthodontics has been helping patients achieve beautiful smiles as the preferred orthodontist in Winter Garden, Ocoee, and West Orange County, Florida for almost 30 years. Treatment options for kids and adults include Invisalign, Invisalign Teen, ceramic braces, and silver braces. Call us at (407) 656-0001 to schedule a free consultation today!