Patients who have delayed seeking orthodontic treatment out of fear that the conventional appliances would interfere significantly with their lives should consider talking to their dentist about Invisalign as an alternative. This system, which repositions the teeth via a progressive array of clear plastic trays, outperforms standard orthodontic treatment when it comes to comfort and convenience.
Because Invisalign doesn’t require boxy metal brackets and wires that can break free and poke the soft tissues of the mouth, patients are less likely to experience discomfort due to injuries with this system.
This system, which repositions the teeth via a progressive array of clear plastic trays, outperforms standard orthodontic treatment when it comes to comfort and convenience.
Unlike standard brackets and wires, which are affixed to the teeth, the plastic trays used in Invisalign can be removed at mealtime and for brushing and flossing, which also makes this treatment a more convenient option for patients. There’s no need to forego your favorite foods out of fear of damaging your appliances. You won’t have to finagle a floss threader over and under your archwire, either.
In return for this added convenience, patients must adhere to the prescribed schedule for switching trays and they must be sure to wear the trays for at least 20-22 hours each day. Failing to follow the instructions provided by your dentist will reduce the likelihood that you’ll get the straighter smile that you want.
The principles behind Invisalign are the same as those that drive other orthodontic treatments. Forces are applied to the teeth, which in turn move into the correct positions as a result. This system can be used to improve the smile’s appearance in a wide variety of scenarios, including significant crowding and misaligned bites. A large number of patients find that they can get the smiles that they want with this intervention.
Invisalign can be a good treatment option for patients who want a straighter smile but have been reluctant to pursue standard orthodontic treatment as a means to that end. We encourage you to get in touch with our office for more information about this system and how it may benefit you. Call Fresh Leaf Dental at 714-838-8050 to schedule your visit.