Not willing to wear metal brackets and wires as an adult? You are not alone. Fortunately, modern orthodontics offers a breakthrough solution for those who want to straighten their smile without sacrificing their lifestyle or self-esteem in the process. Invisalign is a clear aligner therapy that is proven to correct a number of common orthodontic issues, ranging from overbites, crossbites and under bites to crowded teeth, gapped teeth and more. Best of all, Invisalign relies on a clear, removable appliance instead of fixed metal brackets and wires.
How Does Invisalign Work?
Invisalign treatment includes a series of clear custom aligner trays that gently move your teeth into ideal position over time. Typically, patients change out their aligners every two weeks, or as instructed by their provider. Invisalign is known for its remarkable advantages over traditional metal braces, especially when it comes to busy adults.
Here are some leading reasons why more and more adults are opting for Invisalign to achieve the straight and healthy smile they have always wanted:
With Invisalign, you can dismiss that embarrassing thought of wearing a mouth full of bulky metal brackets to get straight teeth. This advanced orthodontic technology does not use wires, brackets or bands to straighten your teeth. Instead, you will retain your confidence by wearing a clear aligner tray that others won’t even notice. This is a significant benefit for many adults who prefer not to want to wear braces in professional and social situations, as a mouth of metal can be a real threat to your career and self-esteem.
Metal braces are undoubtedly effective, but they are often associated with uncomfortable adjustments and sore spots on your gums and cheek from wire and bracket irritation. Rest assured that Invisalign is just as effective as metal braces yet made of thin, smooth plastic so that the risk for irritation and soreness is virtually eliminated. There is a temporary adjustment period as patients learn to talk with their new aligners, but the overall comfort level is far superior compared to metal braces.
Patients love the added convenience that Invisalign provides. Unlike traditional braces, you can remove your Invisalign trays for eating, brushing and flossing. This allows you to eat the foods you love while undergoing orthodontic correction and avoid the restrictions (like candy, nuts and popcorn) that traditional braces demand.
In addition, some patients remove them for brief periods of time, such as during a work presentation or special date, so that they can feel completely confident doing what they need to do. As long as you wear your aligners 20-22 hours out of the day, you can expect to get the results you desire.
#4 Healthier Smile
Metal braces and wires can become a real obstacle when cleaning your teeth and gums. This leads to puffy gums (gingivitis), discoloration, bad breath and cavities in many patients. With Invisalign, you can remove your aligners to brush and floss each night, which means you can keep your mouth is top health during orthodontic treatment!
Are You a Candidate for Invisalign?
Have crooked, gapped or overlapping teeth that you want to correct? If clear aligner therapy sounds more appealing than metal braces, you’ll need to find a certified Invisalign Provider in your area.
At Group Health Dental, we proudly serve the New York community with excellence in modern orthodontic therapies such as Invisalign. In a brief office visit, we can determine your candidacy for Invisalign and explain what you can expect in terms of your treatment time and results. In many cases, Invisalign provides results in less time than traditional braces. For younger patients, ask about Invisalign Teen, which offers the same benefits as Invisalign with a design tailored for adolescent patients.
Call Group Health Dental today to schedule your Invisalign consultation. Keep in mind that a straight smile is not only more attractive, but healthier too. We want to make it easy to attain the smile you deserve at any stage of life.