Want a straighter smile but want to do it incognito?
You can get a straight and beautiful smile quickly and discreetly with Invisalign clear aligner therapy.
Traditional Orthodontics vs. Invisalign
Orthodontic treatment is the process of moving teeth into their ideal positions for proper function and appearance. It involves using braces or other appliances that are attached directly to your teeth. In most cases, braces involve wires and metal brackets to move the teeth, which can call attention to the fact that you're updating your smile.
If you want to improve the appearance of your smile without calling attention to yourself, Invisalign offers you an alternative to conventional braces.
What Is Invisalign?
The name says it all: invisible orthodontia. The system uses plastic trays made specifically for each patient. These removable devices fit over your existing upper and lower teeth like traditional retainers. They slowly and gently shift your teeth into a new position. This method allows patients to keep eating normally while getting the results they desire.
How Does Invisalign Work?
Each tray has two parts: a thin shell that fits on top of your teeth and a series of tiny attachments called "aligners" that slide onto those shells. Each set of aligners moves one tooth at a time until your entire mouth is aligned in its correct position. You wear these sets every day for about 22 hours per day. Over time, the gradual movement of your teeth will change how they look. Your dentist monitors this progress through regular checkups.
What Are the Benefits of Invisalign?
There are many benefits to choosing Invisalign custom-made aligners instead of traditional braces. First, there’s no need to remove any permanent dental work from your teeth before starting treatment. Second, because Invisalign doesn't require brackets or wires, it won't affect your ability to eat properly. Third, since Invisalign isn't visible when worn, you don't have to worry about bringing attention to the fact that you're straightening your teeth.
What Can Invisalign Correct?
With Invisalign, you can treat many different types of dental problems, including mild to moderate malocclusion of the bite, crooked teeth, gaps between teeth, crowded teeth, bite irregularities, cross bites, underbites, overbites, open bites, gummy smiles, diastema, spacing issues, and more. If you have any type of malocclusion, Invisalign may be able to help — all without metal wires and brackets!
- Treatment takes less time because there’s no need to adjust wire or bracket placement
- Less noticeable compared to traditional braces
- Convenient and easy to use
- Can treat mild to moderate misaligned teeth
- Allows you to eat comfortably while still improving your smile
The Benefits of Straighter Teeth
- Improved self-confidence
- Better oral hygiene
- More attractive appearance
- Easier to clean
- Fewer cavities
- Reduced risk of periodontal disease
- Increased comfort
Other benefits of having straight teeth include a reduced risk of developing problems with your jaw joints. These conditions often occur after years of untreated crowding.
If you want straighter teeth but aren’t sure if Invisalign would benefit you, schedule an appointment today! We'll discuss all your options so we can find out which one best suits your needs.
Who Should Consider Invisalign Therapy?
Anyone who wants a better-looking smile than what he or she currently has should consider Invisalign. Invisalign is ideal for teens and adults.
Is Invisalign Right For Me?
There are many reasons someone might choose Invisalign instead of traditional braces. Some people prefer not having visible hardware on their teeth; others like wearing something more comfortable than standard retainer bands. Others may be concerned about the amount of time required for treatment with traditional braces.
Does Invisalign Hurt?
No! Most people find that wearing the aligner trays isn't uncomfortable at all. However, if you do experience discomfort, talk with your doctor before removing the aligners so you can determine whether you need additional care.
How Long Does Invisalign Treatment Take?
The length of treatment depends on several factors, including the current position of your teeth and your overall health. The average patient completes his or her course of therapy within 12 months. It's important to remember that each person responds differently to orthodontic treatments. Therefore, we recommend scheduling an appointment with our office to discuss your specific needs. We'll provide you with a personalized plan based on your unique situation.
Can I Get Braces With Invisalign?
Yes! Many dentists offer both treatments together. When combined, Invisalign and braces provide even greater benefits. Talk to your dentist today to see if you're a good candidate and to discuss your treatment plan.