So you want straighter teeth, but you don’t want the significant change in your appearance that comes with braces? Invisalign might just be the best option for you. Invisalign is comparable in cost to braces but is more convenient for a variety of reasons.
Although soreness is normal when changing to a new aligner, an Invisalign treatment is far more comfortable than having braces. Braces come with brackets and wires that can do damage to the inside of your mouth. Invisalign will never require an emergency dentist visit due to a stabbing rogue wire. Invisalign is also safer for athletes, because being hit in the face with braces can cause painful damage to the cheeks.
Invisalign won’t impact the kinds of foods you can eat. Simply take your aligners out to eat and drink, then brush your teeth before putting them back in. You can still eat all the chewy foods you enjoyed before, with no limitations.
Invisalign won’t impact your appearance. The aligners are virtually invisible, so you can still smile with confidence as your teeth become straighter. Invisalign can help with overcrowding, overbites, gaps, and more.
Most orthodontists require patients to come in once a month to tighten the wires on braces. Invisalign only requires an appointment with your dentist every 6-8 weeks, where you will receive a new batch of aligners. Invisalign aligners are worn for 1-2 weeks in between changes, according to your dentist’s instructions. Braces are permanent, which requires them to be worn at all times. Invisalign needs to be worn for 20-22 hours a day, making it a very convenient option.
The process of Invisalign starts with a consultation with your dentist. After you have determined that Invisalign is right for you, your dentist will take a digital scan of your mouth. The gross putty imprint is not necessary for Invisalign. Aligners will be custom made to fit your teeth, providing you with the exact results you’re looking for. For more information about Invisalign, or to decide if Invisalign is right for you, contact us at Avenues Family Dentistry today!