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Is The Plastic In Invisalign® Safe?

Dr Martin Abelar - February 27, 2023 - 0 comments

We get it. If you’re like many of us, you care what you put into your body. From fresh organic fruits to antibiotic free meats and unprocessed foods, eating healthy benefits the body – as well as the planet. But what about when it comes to your oral health? Do you ever wonder what types of materials are used in your orthodontic treatment? A question some people may be wondering is, what exactly are Invisalign® aligners made of, and are they safe for to go in my or my child’s mouth?

The great news is that Invisalign® aligners ARE safe. Invisalign® aligners are made from a material called Smartrack Material, which is not only durable, it’s comfortable to wear, too.

Smartrack material is a medical grade polyurethane resin that does not contain bisphenol-A (otherwise known as BPA). This means Invisalign® aligners are safe for everyone – even children and pregnant women. In fact, the Smartrack material used in your Invisalign® aligners has been FDA approved since 1998, while BPA has found to be unsafe for consumption in recent years.

Other Benefits of Invisalign®

Not only are Invisalign® aligners safe to keep in your mouth for long periods of time, they are also more comfortable than other forms of braces, and have many other benefits, including:

-Invisalign® aligners are clear, so it’s not obvious you are undergoing orthodontic treatment, and they’re even easily removable for meals and oral health care.
-Invisalign® aligners are easier to clean than traditional wire and bracket braces.
-Treatment using Invisalign® aligners is usually much faster than treatment with traditional wire and bracket braces.
-Invisalign® braces are more affordable than you might think, especially with orthodontic coverage in your dental plan.
-Invisalign® aligners require less orthodontic intervention than traditional wire and bracket braces.

If you are looking for an alternative to wire and bracket braces that is safe and more comfortable, nearly invisible, and generally easier to maintain, look no further than Invisalign®.

To learn more about if you or someone you care about is a good candidate for Invisalign® braces, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Abelar today.

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