Invisalign is an alternative to traditional metal braces. If you are considering using Invisalign to straighten your teeth, this is what you should know:
Why is it important to straighten your teeth?
Having straight teeth will improve your appearance and boost your confidence, but it also makes it easier to keep your teeth healthy. Misaligned teeth may cause discomfort or pain and they may cause further problems in the future. Misaligned teeth can also be more difficult to keep clean which could lead to gum disease, tooth decay, or other oral health problems.
What conditions can Invisalign treat?
Invisalign can be used to fix an overbite, underbite, or crossbite. It can also be used to fix crowded teeth or widely spaced teeth.
What are the advantages of choosing Invisalign?
There are many advantages to Invisalign. Some of these advantages include:
- Invisalign trays are clear and inconspicuous so they are a good option for adults or anyone who is self-conscious about being seen in wire braces.
- Invisalign trays are easily removed. This means you can take them out for special occasions like weddings or family photos.
- There are fewer restrictions about what you can eat. You take the trays out when you eat so you don’t have to worry about something getting stuck in wires or moving something out of place.
- It is easier to clean your teeth. Because the trays can be removed, you don’t have to worry about stains from metal braces. Just take the trays out when you brush and floss your teeth. This keeps your teeth cleaner, healthier, and free from stains.
- Invisalign trays are more comfortable than traditional wire braces. There are no wires poking your mouth and you don’t have to go in for painful tightening appointments.
What is the treatment like?
The treatment process is relatively simple. After making a plan with your dentist, you will receive an aligner that is specially fitted to your teeth. You will go in to have the aligner replaced approximately every two weeks in order to manipulate the teeth into the correct position. In most cases, the treatment lasts for approximately one year, but it will vary from patient to patient. Schedule an appointment to learn more.