When it comes to orthodontic treatment, not everyone is willing to undergo months or years in metal brackets and wires. Whether you are a socially-conscious teenager or a working adult in the public’s eye, modern orthodontics offers a solution to straighten your smile without the embarrassment, discomfort and inconvenient of traditional braces. More and more patients are turning to Invisalign clear aligner therapy as a winning solution for a beautifully aligned smile.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a modern and highly-preferred approach to orthodontic treatment. Instead of fixed wires and brackets, the teeth are gradually moved into better position with the use of customized clear aligners. Each aligner set is changed out every two weeks until your final smile goals are achieved. Invisalign has the ability to address common orthodontic concerns, such as gapped teeth and crooked teeth as well as under bites, crossbites and over bites.
Benefits of Invisalign Compared to Metal Braces
When compared to traditional metal braces, Invisalign offers several valued advantages – especially for patients who want minimal sacrifice to their current lifestyle.
More Discreet. The most welcomed benefit of Invisalign is its “barely visible” design that allows patients to undergo orthodontic treatment without others noticing.
Better Comfort. Invisalign relies on smooth plastic aligners that don’t have rough edges or abrasive metals that would irritate the lips, cheeks and other soft tissues in the mouth like braces. In addition, Invisalign doesn’t require frequent tightening and adjustment appointments that can bring on inconvenient discomfort.
Dietary Freedom. Unlike braces, you won’t have a list of foods you have to avoid during Invisalign treatment. Since the aligners can be removed to eat, you can enjoy the foods you’ve always loved – including popcorn and candy!
Cleaner Mouth. Your aligners will also be removed for brushing and flossing each day. This means that you won’t have the obstacles of wires, rubber bands and brackets to work around when cleaning your teeth and gums. This allows patients to keep a cleaner mouth and avoid gingivitis and tooth stains that are common while wearing braces.
Are you a Candidate for Invisalign?
DNTL Hub is proud to be a Certified Invisalign Provider for adults and teens. To learn your candidacy for the clear aligner orthodontics, please call our dental clinic today.