Crooked teeth can disrupt the appearance of your smile as well as put your oral functions and dental health in danger. Your dentist can evaluate your unique dental structure to find a cosmetic solution to align your smile.
While some complicated bite problems will need a referral to an orthodontist, a dentist can straighten minor alignment concerns with Invisalign. These clear-colored plastic aligners will gradually push teeth into your desired straighter position as you wear them as instructed.
People often prefer these custom appliances to traditional braces in many respects. Read on to learn three of the many reasons that dental patients tend to choose Invisalign to straighten their teeth over other treatment options.
Subtle Appearance Over Teeth
Invisalign features custom-made translucent trays that fit over a patient’s teeth. Their clear color makes them hard to see on the smile for a casual observer. And many people appreciate this discreet appearance as they undergo the process of straightening their teeth.
Metal braces can look harsh on the teeth, disrupting the smile even as patients attempt to improve its appearance. Invisalign’s see-through look assures more subtlety and privacy during this treatment.
And the custom fit ensures a comfortable and secure lock on the teeth when worn. You will not have to worry about your appliance slipping out of place at an inopportune moment.
No Dietary Restrictions
Dentists will ask patients with traditional braces to avoid hard, sticky, or chewy foods that could break metal wires and brackets. Many people do not appreciate these dietary restrictions, but without them, they could face emergency dental work to fix these appliances.
Invisalign uses removable aligners which dentists tell their patients to take out of the mouth as they eat or drink. This means they see no restrictions on what they can consume during their teeth-straightening treatment.
Since the aligners come out of the mouth, you do not have to worry about foods hurting your appliances. But you should take care to clean the aligners regularly to preserve their pristine appearance.
Fewer Dentist Appointments
Invisalign uses several sets of aligners that a patient will swap every two weeks as directed. These will gradually shift the teeth to appear straighter according to your specific goals. You can receive all the aligners you need upfront.
This will mean you do not have to attend frequent check-ups with your dentist as you would with braces, which require tightening regularly to work. Fewer visits to the dentist’s office will save you time, money, and hassle in the long run.
You should, however, continue to attend some follow-up appointments and routine teeth cleanings as directed by your dentist. These ensure your Invisalign functions as needed and that your oral health remains in good standing during your treatment.
Schedule a consultation with your cosmetic dentist today to learn more about the benefits of Invisalign. You can reach a front office staff member online or by phone at 410.376.8548.