If you choose to undergo Invisalign treatment, your orthodontist may recommend buttons. Commonly referred to as attachments, buttons can expedite the Invisalign process and help you achieve the smile of your dreams.

These tiny buttons are the same color as your teeth and can be shaped in a circle or square. The purpose of them is to allow an Invisalign specialist to have more control of the way your teeth adjust. In the event you need a tooth rotated or transported above your gum line, buttons may be useful. They provide Invisalign aligners with an area to apply pressure to your teeth.

Fortunately, buttons do not hurt. However, they may feel a bit uncomfortable when an Invisalign specialist initially applies them. The good news is that you should get used to them after a few days.

It is important to note that Invisalign aligners with buttons should be removed for brushing, flossing, eating, and drinking. Since the buttons may create tiny spots where food debris can build up, cleaning your aligners is just as vital as brushing and flossing.

For the very best Invisalign results, buttons may be necessary. Fortunately, they are painless, discreet, and can give your teeth the chance to move to where they belong at a quicker rate. They are usually reserved for moderate to severe cases and good alternative to orthodontic treatment with traditional metal braces.

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If you have further questions about teeth colored buttons with Invisalign, we encourage you to contact our office. Call us today at 703-439-1214.