So many of our patients want the same thing—a straighter, Hollywood smile. It used to be that in order to straighten your teeth you had to suffer through months or years with metal braces. However, now Invisalign offers an alternative to metal braces, with discreet, clear aligners.

Some of our patients question how this is even possible. Many patients actually ask our Boca Raton Invisalign dentists to explain what exactly Invisalign aligners are made of that make them strong enough to move teeth. Today I’m going to explain what Invisalign aligners are made of, and why this material is beneficial for cosmetic dentistry.

What are Invisalign aligners made of?

Invisalign aligners are made of an FDA-approved polymer—they are plastic resin aligners. This material is flexible, but resilient. Additionally, it can be molded precisely, which is why it can be used for Invisalign aligners to move teeth gradually.

Using a high-grade polyurethane is beneficial for a number of additional reasons, such as:

  • Discreetness: Because plastic resin is clear, Invisalign aligners fit snugly and unobtrusively over the teeth—they’re practically invisible. Many patients consider this to be a major cosmetic advantage over metal braces.
  • Less Irritation: Metal braces scratch the inside of the cheeks and can irritate the gums. On the other hand, plastic resin is smooth and irritant-free. For this reason, Invisalign aligners are also useful for patients with metal allergies.


Select the Right Material for the Right Job

Using the right material for the right job is vital to success in cosmetic dentistry. Plastic resin is ideal for Invisalign aligners because it’s easily moldable and clear! Every patient is unique, and so your cosmetic dentistry solutions should be tailored to fit your needs—for some patients Invisalign is the perfect option to help them get their dream smile. The best way to determine whether Invisalign can help you is to give us a call at (561) 705-0249. Our Boca Raton Invisalign dentists can explain more about the Invisalign process and discuss your situation in more detail.



DrMartin PolinDMD & Dr. Carly PolinDMD

2600 North Military Trail

Boca Raton, FL 33431
(561) 997-2323‎

What do you think?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s