Invisalign, an alternative to traditional wire braces, is an orthodontic treatment that uses transparent, incremental aligners to adjust teeth. It is becoming a popular choice for teens and adults alike, but people still have questions in regards to the effectiveness and safety of the clear aligners.
We are happy to report that Invisalign can treat a broad range of issues through personalized treatment plans, and in most cases is just as effective as traditional braces. Thousands of people now have beautiful, healthy smiles through the use of the aligners.
When it comes to the safety questions, we get it! Plastics are getting a bad rap lately, largely due to the fear of what is in some of them. Many people are working hard to avoid anything containing BPA, or Bisphenol-A. Luckily, Invisalign aligners do not contain Bisphenol-A or phthalate plasticizers. These aligners and retainers are USP Class VI medical grade, high molecular weight, polyurethane resins. Rest assured that all necessary safety tests have been conducted; however, as with any medical device, you should consult with your health professional about any other concerns that you may have.