A straight smile is a coveted physical asset. As a whole, society tends to view straight teeth as attractive and healthy.
We often associate a straight smile with youth and vitality. Beyond the aesthetic advantages of improving tooth placement are health benefits. Those with straight teeth tend to experience lower incidences of tooth decay, periodontal disease, and tooth loss.
Many adults who need orthodontic treatment shy away from the notion of wearing traditional braces because they are conspicuous. Fortunately, Invisalign is a viable alternative to conventional braces that is comfortable and discreet. With Invisalign, many types of orthodontic issues can be significantly improved including spacing problems and malocclusions.
Invisalign treatment consists of wearing clear plastic oral appliances called aligners. Over the course of treatment, aligners will facilitate tooth movement. Those with gapped, overlapped, crooked, and crowded teeth will see noticeable improvements in their appearance. Invisalign can also help improve the appearance of overbites and underbites.
How Invisalign Works
Invisalign utilizes the same principles as conventional orthodontics. Like braces, Invisalign applies consistent pressure and force to teeth. Over time, pressure and force will move teeth. The difference between Invisalign and traditional orthodontia is the fact that Invisalign does not require fixed oral appliances such as brackets. Invisalign aligners fit over the teeth like a retainer and can be removed.
A set of aligners is prescribed every two weeks. Each subsequent set of aligners is tighter than the set previously worn. The gradual increase in tightness is what makes Invisalign an effective alternative to metal and wire braces.
Benefits of Invisalign
When compared to conventional orthodontia, Invisalign has unique advantages. Invisalign’s aligners are removable. This allows those receiving treatment to clean their teeth and eat all types of food without obstruction. Aligners are made from clear plastic; this means that wearing Invisalign is incredibly discreet and practically unnoticeable to others. Since semi-soft plastic is used to construct aligners, patients will not experience scraping and irritation of soft oral tissue.
Who Benefits from Invisalign
Almost any adult with mild to moderate orthodontic issues can benefit from Invisalign treatment. In some cases, Invisalign is a treatment option for teenagers. The best way to determine if Invisalign is right for you is to schedule a consultation at our practice. Our team will evaluate your needs and make the best recommendation for your situation.
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