In the past, having your teeth straightened didn’t really involve any type of choice on the part of the patient. Metal braces were all that existed. Over the last couple of decades, clear braces have become available for those looking for a less obtrusive treatment option. The most popular of these, Invisalign, provides a way of straightening your teeth without detracting from the appearance of your teeth and smile.
What makes Invisalign different is that no metal wires or brackets are involved. Instead, you will be wearing a set of clear plastic aligners to gradually shift your teeth into their correct positions, based upon your individual treatment plan.
From time to time, normally about every two weeks, you will swap out your current set of aligners for a new set so that you keep up with your treatment plan.
The numerous benefits of Invisalign have made it the most popular system using clear braces to straighten teeth. Some of these benefits include:
Invisalign is manufactured using a strong type of clear plastic that fits over your teeth, making the system almost invisible to others. In fact, someone would have to get very close to you to notice, and such a person is probably someone who are already knows you are wearing Invisalign.
If you need to take photos or selfies, Invisalign will not give away the fact that you are having your teeth straightened. You can simply take your picture and remove your clear aligners if you like.
Any time you like, you can remove your clear aligners to clean your teeth or to eat. This makes the system incredibly convenient. And no food restrictions are required, as with braces that can become damaged by eating hard or crunchy foods. Just remember to replace your aligners when you’re done eating or cleaning your teeth.
Another advantage to wearing Invisalign is that the system is much more comfortable than traditional metal braces that can poke your gums and inner cheeks. The plastic that the aligners are made of is smooth and uniquely contoured to fit the space in your mouth and around your teeth.
If you or your child feel that you would benefit from the Invisalign system for straightening teeth, you will need to first take part in a consultation with your dentist.
Get in touch with us today! Our dental office offers Invisalign consultations for teens and adults. Simply contact our office by phone or request a consultation online. New patients are welcome!
If you are considering Invisalign, please contact our office to request more information about this innovative system or to schedule a consultation for yourself or your child.
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