Orthodontic Treatment with Invisalign®
If you’ve been considering orthodontic treatment for yourself or for a loved one, you may have done some research of your own and came across Invisalign. This revolutionary technique for straightening the teeth has become the preferred choice for many patients, which isn’t surprising, when you think about the advantages over traditional braces.
But before we delve deeper into Invisalign, you may be wondering, when’s the right time to see an orthodontist? If you have any of the following concerns, call for an appointment at your earliest convenience:
- Difficulty chewing or biting.
- Difficulty speaking clearly.
- Protruding, misplaced, spaced or crowded teeth.
- Inability to comfortably close the lips.
- Tendency to bite the cheek or roof of your mouth.
- Jaws shifting in position or making sounds.
Advantages of Invisalign
Invisalign uses a series of clear aligners that you wear in order to gradually and gently move the teeth into their desired positions. Take a look at the advantages it offers:
A lot of people (especially adults) are discouraged from getting orthodontic treatment because they do not want to wear traditional braces. The metal brackets and wires are easily noticeable, and can make the wearer shy or self-conscious when smiling or opening their mouth to speak. But with Invisalign, this isn’t a problem because the aligners are made of special clear material that enables it to blend with the teeth.
While traditional braces can only be removed and adjusted by a qualified dentist, Invisalign aligners are removable. This means you don’t have to worry about food getting trapped in the brackets when you eat and in fact, you can pretty much eat whatever you like. You simply remove the aligners before eating and put them back on after flossing and brushing. If you play sports, you can also remove your aligners during your game to prevent damage to the orthodontic appliance.
Unlike clunky metal braces, the aligners are smooth and don’t have any rough edges. You won’t experience discomfort or soreness right from the start.
Orthodontic treatment can be successful in both young and old patients. Now with the availability of Invisalign clear aligners, there is absolutely no reason for you to not get the treatment you need.
Remember, straightening the teeth isn’t just about looks. More importantly, it’s about ensuring your teeth are healthy, you can eat and speak without difficulty, and you can improve your oral health. With Invisalign, you can smile with confidence knowing that you now have healthy, beautiful teeth.