Over the years, traditional braces have gotten a bad rap. They are a bit clunky, and can even be painful at times, but they are efficient at straightening teeth. However, new technologies and advancements in orthodontics have given us Invisalign, the ideal choice for dentists and patients, nationwide. There are many consequences to leaving crooked or missing teeth unchecked, which include slurred speech, pain, and more.
Specialized Trays, Just For You
Ideal candidates for the Invisalign system include patients with minor, to moderate, over, under, cross, and open bites, as well as, those with crowded, gapped, or overlapping teeth. If more severe problems are present, our team may refer you to an orthodontist for traditional braces. However, once, it is determined that you are a candidate, digital images of your mouth, are taken. This task allows a specific plan, and trays, to be made, for your unique mouth. You must wear them, according to the instructions given to you, since the length of time depends on the severity of the misalignment.
Feel More Confident About Your Smile
One of the reasons that people tend to dislike metal braces is because of the way that they look. They are big, bulky, and make you not want to open your mouth, for fear of what others might say. Invisalign trays are clear, or as close to it as possible, so you won’t be afraid to show off your smile. Food particles, sticky residue, and other debris become stuck to ceramic, and metal braces, but you can just take the Invisalign liner out of your mouth, do your business, and then put it back in place.
More Time To Do The Things That You Enjoy
Traditional braces need to have bands replaced, wires tightened, and all sorts of other goodies done to them. These items cause you to have to spend a lot of your time in the dental chair. While you will still need check-ups with Invisalign liners, there are not nearly as many of them, as with some of the other teeth straightening techniques.
The bottom line is that Invisalign is a lot more comfortable than traditional braces, yet they do just as good a job, if not better, and in a fraction of the time. If your orthodontist tells you that your teeth need braces, ask them about all of the options that you are a candidate for, so you can make an informed decision about which one is right for you.