Invisalign has been wildly successful as an alternative to traditional braces with over one million cases handled using them. They provide a clear, less painful alternative that are especially popular with young adults who love the option of getting their teeth straightened without having a painful mouth full of metal.
Invisalign works with a series of clear, plastic aligners made specifically for the patients particular dental needs to move the teeth to the desired position. Each aligner works to achieve a desired amount of movement. When that is successful, the next aligner is used until all stages are complete.
One of the greatest benefits is that Invisalign braces can be removed for proper teeth brushing and flossing. This was always one of the biggest draw backs of traditional braces. Food often becomes lodged in the braces and it is very difficult to remove. With this alternative, they can be taken out completely during meal times and simply placed back in after eating and brushing have occurred.
Traditional braces also require painful tightening performed in the office regularly that is often unpleasant for the patient. Invisalign eliminates this particular problem. There is no uncomfortable procedure to endure when it is time for a new aligner. Simply take the old one out, and put the new one in. Simple as that!
Another common complaint that traditional brace wearers have is what is known as “white scare” after the braces are removed. These are those little white spots that are commonly seen in the center of the teeth where the brace was affixed. This occurs because that part of the tooth enamel has not been exposed to the typical elements that cause discoloration during the time the braces were on.
There are many benefits to Invisalign teeth straighteners.
We invite you to contact us today to schedule a consultation to see if you are a candidate for Invisalign