Invisalign is a revolutionary new teeth-straightening method that uses plastic aligners to gradually shape your smile over time. It offers great advantages over the old “metal mouth” braces that so many kids dread. With this treatment, the Invisalign dentist uses computer imaging to create your aligners. Each is worn for a period of two weeks and then discarded for the next one. This treatment method is helping lots of people straighten their teeth, but there are a few slight risks.
If you’ve had an injury on a tooth before, Invisalign can damage or kill its nerves. Nerve damage doesn’t mean the death of your tooth, but it may require more treatment to restore the nerves. It could even mean a root canal! Cases of nerve damage are rare, but you should take a few precautions to make sure. Tell your dentist about all previous dental work that you’ve … Read More