Do you yearn for a straighter smile? Perhaps the thought of wearing metal and wire braces is holding you back from achieving the smile of your dreams. Fortunately, there exists an alternative to conventional braces with Invisalign. More discreet and comfortable, Invisalign can address a number of orthodontic concerns.
What Invisalign Is and How It Works
Invisalign is an orthodontic system that moves teeth to healthier positions. Instead of using fixed wires and brackets, Invisalign moves teeth with removable appliances called aligners. Worn like a retainer, Invisalign’s aligners apply consistent force to teeth to move them over time. Aligners are constructed from clear and smooth plastic, which promote a more comfortable and inconspicuous treatment experience.
Patients who wear Invisalign will switch to a new set of aligners every couple of weeks. Each subsequent set of aligners is tighter than the set worn before. This helps generate the pressure needed to move teeth to healthier positions.
Benefits of Invisalign Treatment
Patients who choose Invisalign enjoy unique advantages to treatment when compared to conventional orthodontia. Those who wear Invisalign can smile confidently knowing that their orthodontic appliances are not obvious to others. They can also remove their aligners for meals and oral hygiene, which is not possible with fixed traditional braces. Another advantage of Invisalign treatment is the fact that since aligners are smooth, patients do not have to rely on using dental wax to reduce irritation to soft oral tissue.
Determining if Invisalign is Right for You
Invisalign can help improve a number of orthodontic concerns including:
- Crooked and overlapped teeth
- Crowded dentition
- Gapped teeth
- Open bites
- Cross bites
Invisalign is a versatile treatment option but it’s not always right for everyone. If you are interested in learning more about whether Invisalign meets your needs, we recommend scheduling a consultation with our dentist. During your visit, we will review your health history, perform a thorough examination, and answer any questions you might have about treatment so that we can determine if Invisalign is right for you.
Call Fresh Leaf Dental today to reserve an Invisalign consultation.