Straight teeth not only contribute to a beautiful smile, they are integral part of maintaining your oral health. Teeth that are misaligned or crooked are harder to keep free of food particles and plaque, making them more susceptible to decay and gum disease. Having a beautiful smile can also boost confidence and self-esteem. In the past, many adults have stayed away from braces, believing that they were “far beyond” the time frame for orthodontic care. In addition, the idea of spending years in metal brackets and wires can be very unappealing. Dr. Vines offers adults a clear alternative to traditional braces with the Invisalign system. Invisalign trays allow you the opportunity to achieve the straight smile you’ve always wanted without anyone knowing.
How does Invisalign work?
Invisalign clear plastic aligner trays gradually shift teeth into the correct place. To start treatment, a 3-D image is taken of your teeth and a treatment plan is mapped out. Once that is complete, your custom series of aligners are created based upon the projected movement of your teeth. You will wear the aligner trays for about 22 hours per day. They can be removed for brushing, flossing, and eating. As your teeth begin to straighten, the aligner trays will need to be switched out every two weeks. You will return to the office every six weeks for follow-up appointments to monitor your progress.
The Advantages of Invisalign
While conventional braces are extremely effective at straightening teeth, they can also be uncomfortable. Brackets can cause sores along the insides of the mouth and periodic tightening of the wires can be uncomfortable. It can also be difficult to brush and floss the teeth, making them more prone to cavities. Invisalign can give patients the same results of a straight smile, with fewer inconveniences.
- Clear aligners are almost invisible. No one will know you are undergoing orthodontic treatment.
- Clear aligners are removable. You can take them off to eat and clean your teeth, making proper oral hygiene more convenient.
- Clear aligners are comfortable. They are made of a soft, BPA free plastic.
The convenience of Invisalign makes your dream of achieving a straight smile a reality. Call us today to learn about the convenient, clear solution.