There are many reasons for a less-than-perfect smile. While discolored teeth often come to mind, misaligned and crooked teeth can ruin your smiling confidence. Discover the benefits of Invisalign treatments and how they can work for you!
Why Should I Choose Clear Aligners?
Clear aligners, or Invisalign*, are wonderful ways to improve the cosmetics of your smile. These can be just as effective as traditional braces while providing several key benefits absent in braces.
Invisalign in Action
Invisalign treatment, with its roots entrenched in traditional braces, provides much of the same services. The clear benefit off the bat is their ability to correct misaligned teeth in a very discreet way. Being nearly transparent, clear aligners aren't easily noticeable, which is a desirable trait for teens and adults alike.
We've received much concern over the appearance of traditional braces over the years. Despite the ability to customize them, many recipients lost confidence in their smiles. With the introduction of invisible braces, corrective treatment won't sacrifice your social life.
Eat the Foods You Enjoy
Users with metal braces of the past needed to make dietary changes to accommodate for their new hardware. Crunchy, gooey, or other hard breakdown foods would get caught in the wires and possibly lead to damage and discomfort.
With clear aligners, feel free to continue eating your preferred foods. These are removable, allowing them to be taken out for eating. As long as you wear them for 22 hours a day, you won't derail your treatment by removing them.
How Does Invisalign Work?
For starters, invisible braces treatment requires far fewer appointments. Most of the time, your first initial visit will lead to your first several sets of aligners that will ship to you or the office for pick-up.
By virtually rendering your mouth and teeth, we can craft your aligners, ensuring they fit perfectly. Each series has slots for your teeth, cut barely straighter than your teeth. Once you slip the aligner into place, the offset slots will provide constant tension, pulling the teeth into position.
Periodical appointments will be set but often months apart. This is so we can continue to provide useful aligners and see how you're progressing with your treatment. Typically, patients achieve results in 1-2 years, the same as braces. In the end, it will depend on the severity of your misalignments.
What Can Invisible Braces Fix?
Since these are a comparable alternative to braces, they too fix many of the same conditions. Despite their commonalities, severe conditions may require braces instead. Mild to moderate forms of the following conditions may be treatable with clear braces:
- Overbite, underbite, crossbite, and open bite
- Gaps between teeth
- Teeth crowding
- Unnatural rotation
Am I a Candidate?
Prescreening is always performed before we jump into treatment. Not all individuals may receive these, and the reasons extend beyond the severity of the cosmetic flaw. Here are reasons that may require you to wear braces or procrastinate care:
- Poor tooth or gum health
- Still erupting permanent teeth
- If you're a smoker who refuses to quit
Set an Appointment Today!
If you or your teenager or anyone else you know struggles with an imperfect smile, have them consider Invisalign. You only have one life to hit your smile quota, so why delay smiling any longer? Set an appointment to reclaim your confidence and self-assurance.
*Invisalign®, the Invisalign logo, and iTero®, among others, are trademarks and/ or service marks of Align Technology, Inc. or one of its subsidiaries or affiliated companies and may be registered in the U.S. and/or other countries.