Traditional metal braces have been around since the early 1800s. In today’s day and age, medicine and technology are growing at an exponential rate. Because of this, there are bound to be some innovations in the dental field. That is where InvisalignⓇ comes into play. Invisalign makes it so that getting straighter teeth can be done discreetly, so you can avoid the embarrassment of traditional metal braces. In this blog, we will go over some of the advantages of Invisalign, so that you have all of the information and can decide if it is the right choice for you.
What Is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a modern take on traditional metal braces that used clear aligners to straighten your teeth. First, you will go to your dentist’s office and get a 3d scan of your teeth done so that you can get aligners that perfectly match what your teeth need. Once, your aligners come in you will wear them as much as possible. Typically, retainers are swapped every two weeks as there are gradual changes with each retainer, which help guide the teeth to a straighter position.
Benefits of Invisalign
Traditional metal braces typically take anywhere from 18-24 months to get the results that you are looking for. With Invisalign, you can get your results in as little as 6 months, depending on the complexity of your situation. On average, patients typically wear the retainers for about 12 months to get their desired results.
With traditional metal braces, you don’t have much freedom, as the braces are physically attached to your teeth. This makes eating food and brushing your teeth quite the hassle. Luckily, with Invisalign, this isn’t a problem. With the clear aligners, you can take them out to eat your food and brush your teeth. This makes the transition to wearing aligners a lot easier and prevents food and other gunk from getting stuck in your teeth and causing bad breath or bacteria to build up.
Since these aligners are clear, they’re super discreet. This saves you from feeling embarrassed when wearing your aligners out in public. Traditional metal braces can be an eyesore, and with these aligners, you can be confident in knowing that they are almost impossible to detect.
Get Your Invisalign Done WIth Dr. Lee
If you are looking to get Invisalign treatment, Dr. Chong Lee at Alleria Dental Aesthetics in Mclean, VA is the perfect doctor to talk to. Dr. Lee and the team at Alleria Dental Aesthetics have the experience and expertise to make sure that your Invisalign treatment and other dental needs are handled with precision and care. Contact us today at (703) 448-1020 or visit us online at www.leeohdds.com to schedule your consultation.