A straight smile is more desirable and healthier. But let’s face it; it is quite rare to find an adult or teenager who wants to wear metal brackets and wires across their teeth to achieve a straighter smile. Fortunately, not every patient has to do that. Modern dentistry offers a valued solution when it comes to straightening your teeth using Invisalign technology.
Invisalign uses a series of clear custom aligners that gently move your teeth into their ideal positions. Patients typically swap out their aligners every two weeks until final treatment goals are met. Invisalign can help with crowded teeth, crossbites, overbites, underbites and more. While Invisalign is not typically best for severe misalignment, it delivers invaluable advantages for patients compared to traditional braces, including the following:
More Discreet: The highlighted benefit of Invisalign is that it makes your orthodontic treatment virtually invisible to others. These clear aligners fit securely over your teeth so that you can live a confident lifestyle as your teeth are shifting into place.
More Comfortable: The aligners are made of smooth plastic. There are no poking wires or bulky brackets to irritate your gums and cheek. In addition, you won’t have to endure painful tightening or adjustments.
More Convenient: Invisalign requires much fewer office visits that traditional braces. You’ll need to check in with your provider about every 4 to 6 weeks, which is much more convenient than the frequent adjustment appointments you’d require with metal braces.
More Freedom: Invisalign allows you to remove your aligners. This gives patients the freedom to enjoy the foods that would normally be restricted with traditional braces. In addition, teens or adults who play an instrument or want to remove their aligners for a big event can occasionally do so without compromising their treatment plan. It is suggested that your aligners be worn 20 to 22 hours out of the day.
Better Oral Health: Last, but certainly not least, Invisalign patients have a better opportunity to maintain their oral health during treatment. Because the aligners can be removed for brushing and flossing, there are no obstacles to keeping your teeth and gums clean and in top condition. This means that once Invisalign treatment is complete, you’ll reveal a straight smile as well as a healthy smile!
To learn more about the Invisalign process or determine if you are a candidate, please call Salt Run Family Dentistry. We offer Invisalign for adults and teens in St. Augustine.
Salt Run Family Dentistry
St. Augustine, FL 32080