Having crooked or misaligned teeth, or teeth with excessive gaps can make it difficult to feel confident in your smile. For years, metal braces have been the traditional teeth straightening and aligning method, but if you are like most people, a mouth full of metal brackets and wires can seem juvenile and embarrassing. Fortunately, thanks to modern dental advances, there is now an alternative to metal braces; Invisalign clear aligners.
It is likely that you have already heard of the Invisalign treatment, as in recent years, it has become one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry treatments. This is because, in comparison to metallic braces, these clear, removable braces offer numerous benefits, which we explore below.
Invisalign: The Best Teeth Straightening Method Out There
Often referred to as ‘invisible braces, Invisalign makes it possible to straighten your smile discreetly. Instead of brackets and wires, Invisalign utilizes clear, plastic aligner trays to gradually straighten your teeth. Your Royersford dentist creates personalized clear aligner trays using 3D-imaging and CAD-CAM technology. Since the orthodontic trays are custom made, you can expect a perfect and comfortable fit. Each tray you receive from your dentist has slight modifications to gently shift the teeth closer to their final, straighter position.
The Benefits of Invisalign Braces
Invisalign was developed to be a better, more effective teeth straightening alternative to metal braces. Some of the benefits of these invisible braces include:
Of course, one of the most obvious reasons people want Invisalign braces is because of their clear, practically invisible appearance. The archwire and brackets, along with other minor components of braces doesn’t create the most ideal smile. With Invisalign, on the other hand, the clear aligners are made of transparent plastic — no wires or brackets. In fact, most people when even be able to tell you’re wearing the clear aligners, even when you smile or speak.
Corrects Orthodontic Problems
Just like braces, Invisalign clear aligners can be used to correct a variety of orthodontic issues, faster. The Invisalign treatment is designed to address an array of mild to moderate cosmetic and functional orthodontic issues, including:
- Crooked teeth
- Overcrowded teeth
- Gapped teeth
- Bite irregularities
- Relapses after removal of metal braces
Better Oral Health
Traditional braces can make it difficult to properly clean your teeth. It’s not easy to clean behind and around those wires, especially when food gets stuck in them. Fortunately, Invisalign aligners are removable. And so with their quick removal, not only can you easily take them out when you eat or drink, but they can also be removed so you can properly clean your teeth for complete dental health care.
Metallic braces are known to cause mouth irritation, especially in the cheeks and gums. Because the clear aligners are smooth and custom-fitted to your teeth and mouth, they cause very little to no irritation to your gums or cheeks.
Traditional braces require continuous visits to the orthodontists office to make any necessary adjustments. With Invisalign, appoints are typically only needed every six weeks to ensure that your teeth are properly shifting and to get a set of new plastic aligners.
On average, adults that use Invisalign braces achieve their desired results quicker than they would with traditional braces. Depending on your situation, the time it takes to straighten your smile could be longer or shorter. However, whatever your case may be, your dentist will ensure you are on the right track to the smile you want.
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Invisalign gives patients with crooked, gapped, or misaligned teeth an opportunity to enjoy a straightener, more attractive, and more functional smile with a discreet, simple, and comfortable teeth straightening treatment process. If you are interested in achieving a straighter smile with Invisalign braces, contact the Royersford dentists at United Dental USA to schedule a consultation.