Invisalign® An Overview
Teeth that are crooked or overlap are not only embarrassing; they are also a disadvantage to your oral health.
While you may have been hiding your teeth when you smile because you don’t feel confident, you may not have realized that your crooked teeth are also increasing your risk of developing tooth decay or gum disease. This is because teeth that overlap are harder to keep clean.
Many adults choose to live with crooked teeth because they don’t want to wear metal braces. But what if you could align your teeth and no one would notice? Would you choose that treatment? Of course you would!
Your Raleigh and Cary dentists at Tryon Family Dentistry can help you achieve a beautiful straight smile with Invisalign.
WHAT IS INVISALIGN?
Instead of relying on metal brackets and wires to move teeth, Invisalign uses clear plastic aligners custom designed for each patient’s individual treatment plan. The aligners are designed to fit snugly over your teeth so they don’t interfere with your normal activities or your speech. Because they are clear, they are hardly noticeable and provide the utmost discretion during treatment.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF CHOOSING INVISALIGN?
Besides discretion, Invisalign offers many additional benefits such as:
- No restrictions to your diet since aligners can be removed.
- Aligners are more comfortable to wear. There are no pokey wires or canker sores caused by metal brackets and wires.
- No changes to your home care routine. Brushing and flossing remain the same, so your oral hygiene doesn’t suffer.
In many cases, Invisalign treatment times are shorter than traditional braces but this depends on the individual needs of the patient.