For years, braces were the only way to get straighter teeth. It took a long time, and the metal brackets and rubber bands were uncomfortable and unattractive. But then Invisalign happened—finally, a straightening system that factored in patient awkwardness. Invisalign makes patients feel better about their smiles, even when they’re under construction. When the work is complete, your teeth will be straighter and healthier.
Why do you want straight teeth? Apart from the visual benefits, straighter teeth are easier to brush and floss. Bacteria adhere to the spaces between teeth. When those spaces are less defined, so is your cleaning. This is true for both at-home cleaning, and cleanings by your dentists.
If approved for Invisalign, you’ll be fitted for clear plastic aligners. This plastic is high-quality and uses proprietary SmartTrack technology to straighten your teeth while hiding in plain sight. The number of your aligners will depend on your case, but your dentist sets a course for you based on x-rays, impressions, and your dental history.
The ease of the aligners is the No.1 reason people seek out Invisalign. You take them in and out when you need to, remembering that the product works best when worn from 20 to 22 hours a day. Eating with Invisalign is also much easier than eating with braces, which can require cutting out certain foods entirely. Since your aligners are removable, you eat what you want—always maintaining a balance of nutrients.
Last but not least, Invisalign allows you to see your dentist less. Braces require a lot of oversight and occasional adjustments. Thanks to the smoothness of Invisalign, you may only need to see your doctor two or three times during treatment.
Invisalign is literally a clear path to straight teeth. Your teeth move gradually but securely into better position, without the burdens of braces. Call our dental office today for your consult.
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