When teeth become crooked, which can occur for a variety of reasons, it’s important to straighten them as soon as possible in order to restore your good oral health and bite function. However, for some people, the importance of straightening their crooked teeth can be lost in their hesitation to wear traditional, metal orthodontic braces. Fortunately, patients often have an alternative to traditional braces in the form of Invisalign® clear aligners, which can streamline orthodontic treatment in several important ways.
They eliminate the need for brackets and wires
For traditional braces to work, they rely on small brackets that are bonded to your teeth and arch wires that apply pressure to shift crooked teeth into straighter positions. This process is highly effective, and has long been the preferred method for correcting various forms of tooth misalignment. Yet, the brackets and wires can also be highly noticeable, which is one reason why some older teen and adult patients may hesitate to wear them. With Invisalign®, you don’t have to worry about the appearance or inconvenience of conventional brackets and wires. Instead, the system utilizes a series of clear aligners that are significantly more discreet and comfortable.
They remain discreet when they’re in place
Invisalign® clear aligners are designed to streamline orthodontic treatment in several ways, but their appearance is often the most noticeable advantage. Unlike conventional braces, Invisalign® relies on a series of clear, BPA-free acrylic aligners that are designed as a series, with each aligner created to guide your teeth through a certain phase of movement. Their clear and precise design helps ensure that your aligners remain discreet and virtually invisible the entire time they’re placed over your teeth.
They can straighten your teeth more conveniently
Straightening crooked teeth more discreetly is one of the most notable benefits to Invisalign® clear aligners. Patients who might hesitate to address their tooth misalignment can be encouraged to straighten their teeth sooner knowing their treatment won’t be noticeable. Other advantages to Invisalign® clear aligners include the overall comfort and convenience of the treatment process. For example, because there are no brackets to bond to your teeth or wires to tighten them, wearing clear aligners can be much more comfortable than conventional braces. Also, progressing through your treatment only requires changing your current aligners for the next ones in the series, eliminating the need to periodically tighten an arch wire.
Learn if you can benefit from Invisalign®
If you have crooked teeth that need straightening, then you may benefit from the streamlined treatment that Invisalign® clear aligners can provide. To learn more, schedule an appointment by calling Allen & Neumann Family Dentistry in Pella, IA, today at (641) 628-1121.