27 Jul Invisalign orthodontic treatment for comfort and convenience
Orthodontic treatment can be important to ensure your teeth remain strong and healthy over time. More and more adults are having their teeth treated, either to improve their smiles or to correct misalignment that can lead to premature wear and tear. For many of these adults, Invisalign is the treatment of choice.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a type of orthodontic treatment that uses clear plastic trays to gradually shift your teeth into the correct position. Each tray is custom made to fit your teeth and to move selected teeth a small distance. These small differences in the sequence of trays ensures incremental movement that will have your teeth perfectly aligned by the end of your treatment.
Invisalign is a very effective treatment, but some types of misalignment are still better addressed with conventional braces. If you would like to find out if Invisalign is right for you, talk to your cosmetic dentist. An evaluation of your teeth and your existing alignment issues will determine the best treatment options.
Advantages of Invisalign
Invisalign offers several advantages over traditional metal braces, making them a popular option, especially for adults who are concerned about their appearance and prefer not to have visible brackets disrupting the look of their smile. Advantages include:
- Clear plastic trays are virtually invisible
- Trays can be removed for short periods
- Trays are more comfortable than metal brackets
- It’s easier to see your progress as your treatment progresses
Invisalign can be used to treat overbite, underbite, crossbite, gaps between the teeth, and crowding. In some cases, additional appliances are used in conjunction with the trays to ensure the best possible results. Your orthodontist might also recommend treatment before starting with Invisalign such as spacers or a palate spreader. For some conditions, it’s better to use traditional braces rather than Invisalign in conjunction with other treatments due to cost, effectiveness, and comfort.
Our cosmetic dentist can help you decide if Invisalign is the right treatment for you. Contact us today!