If you’ve considered orthodontic treatment but are reluctant to saddle yourself with metal brackets and wires for upwards of two years, Invisalign can be a more comfortable and convenient alternative for you.
Benefits of Invisalign
Invisalign straightens the teeth using a series of clear plastic trays that apply forces to the teeth instead of conventional orthodontic appliances. These trays should be worn at least 22 hours each day, but they can be removed at mealtime and for oral hygiene tasks. Therefore, patients don’t have to eliminate certain foods from their diet or try to brush and floss around brackets and wires that make it hard to reach some parts of the teeth and gums.
This treatment system doesn’t require adjustments to the appliances, so you won’t have to see the dentist as often as patients who choose conventional braces. Fewer orthodontic appointments means less disruption to your routine.
Additionally, Invisalign lacks the sharp edges of conventional orthodontic appliances that can harm the soft tissues of the mouth. Therefore, it is a more comfortable option for patients, too.
Invisalign can be used to correct misaligned teeth in a variety of situations, such as when crowding or gaps between teeth are present. Your dentist can determine whether Invisalign will be effective in straightening your smile at your consultation.
After all of the necessary information for your treatment plan has been gathered, your custom-designed trays will be created for you. Your dentist will instruct you on how long to wear them each day, as well as when to switch to a new tray. It is important that you follow these directions closely, or the Invisalign system may not be as effective for you, or it make take longer than the anticipated treatment timeframe.
Patients who don’t want the hassle of traditional orthodontic treatments should consider Invisalign for a more convenient approach. Schedule your consultation at Newton Dental Group today to learn more about the benefits of Invisalign.