Straight teeth are important for your oral health. They are easier to clean so they reduce the risk of cavities, gum disease, and worn tooth enamel. Straight teeth also help correct speech and chewing difficulties, jaw problems, and improper bite. If you were not born with straight teeth, it is important you consider your options for straightening to support your oral health. In most cases, the best option available for straightening is a set of braces. However, braces have a range of problems. They are uncomfortable, difficult to clean, and unattractive. Luckily, now there is another option: Invisalign.
How Invisalign Works
Invisalign works just like traditional braces, however they are clear so they are completely invisible. Invisalign is a set of clear aligners that fit easily over your teeth and are custom made to shift your teeth slightly over time. They can move teeth horizontally, vertically, and even rotate them, so no matter what type of corrections you need, Invisalign will work. They are made with a proprietary, multilayer material called SmartTrack® that is both gentle and strong.
The Benefits Of Invisalign
Invisalign has a lot of benefits over traditional braces. First, they are clear so you never have to feel insecure when you smile. Secondly, because they are made with a smooth material, they are more comfortable and do not cut up your gums, lips, and tongue. Lastly, Invisalign takes less time than traditional braces. Traditional braces can often take up to five years to correct your teeth, but using Invisalign takes around a year or year and a half. So you will have straighter teeth quicker.
What To Expect When You Start Invisalign
To start with invisalign your orthodontist will map out a custom plan to straighten your teeth with a computer. Unlike traditional braces, there is no trial and error process, so you can get right on track to straighten teeth. You will then be given a set of custom-made Invisalign aligners which you will wear for most of the day. You will only take them off when you eat and clean your teeth. Finally, you’ll visit your orthodontist every 4-6 weeks to make sure your progress is going great. It’s that simple!
Invisalign works better at straightening your teeth than traditional braces. If it’s time to straighten your teeth, consider skipping the braces and getting Invisalign. To learn more about how Invisalign can help you get a straighter smile, call Hidden Smiles orthodontics to make an appointment for a consultation.