Have you spent years feeling insecure because of a badly misaligned smile, but afraid to talk to your dentist about getting braces? Do you often wish you had worn braces as a teenager, but now feel embarrassed at the idea of being the only adult in your workplace wearing noticeable metal brackets? Are you concerned what effect adult braces will have on both your professional and your social life? Invisalign treatment offers a wonderful alternative to traditional metal braces, which could be both uncomfortable and embarrassing, for many patients. By using a series of clear aligner trays, Invisalign can help you achieve the straighter and more evenly-spaced smile you desire, without the embarrassment or discomfort often associated with traditional orthodontia.
What Makes Invisalign Different?
Invisalign relies on a series of clear trays made of BPA-free plastic, to help slowly shift the teeth into better alignment. By switching the trays out, as needed, generally every few weeks, a patient can begin to enjoy a straighter smile, without suffering the side effects that often accompany more traditional orthodontic treatment.
For instance, Invisalign offers the following benefits:
- The trays are very discreet, meaning most people won’t be able to recognize when you are wearing them.
- Invisalign’s system is metal-free, which means you don’t have to worry about metal scratching or cutting your sensitive gum tissues.
- The length of Invisalign cosmetic treatment is similar to traditional orthodontic options.
- Most patients enjoy fewer dental visits, while using Invisalign than other treatment plans, because the trays can be changed out easily, unlike the metal brackets used in traditional treatment methods.