Treatment Is Faster
Invisalign gets fast results. Treatment times vary, but studies have shown that those who use Invisalign clear aligners get done with their orthodontic treatment faster than those with traditional braces. The duration for wearing braces can be up to two years, while the Invisalign treatment can be completed within six to 18 months, depending on the degree of tooth alignment needed.
Clear aligners do a great job of straightening teeth. The treatment is most successful for teeth that need only mild adjustments. In cases of severe crowding and malocclusion, patients may still need to wear traditional metal braces with brackets and wires. At Esthetic Smiles we can give you a dental exam and determine if you qualify for Invisalign clear aligners.
Results Are Exceptional
Invisalign straightens teeth effectively. Prior to treatment, the dentist will create molds of your mouth and teeth for the aligner trays in the way that you want to straighten your teeth. You will wear a set of aligner trays for two weeks, before trading it out for the next one. Your teeth will gradually be shifted into their desired position.
Comfort Level is Higher
Invisalign clear aligners provide a higher comfort level than traditional braces. You simply put the clear aligners into your mouth, and remove them while eating, drinking, or brushing your teeth. There are no brackets or wires to tighten - or possibly poke at your mouth and gums, and they are gentler to your tissues and teeth. Other types of braces keep arch wires in place with active clips or elastics, which can prolong treatment and cause discomfort. Unlike metal braces which move all of your teeth, Invisalign only moves the teeth that you desire to be straightened.
Number of Orthodontic Appointments Is Reduced
Fewer orthodontic appointments are needed with Invisalign. You do not need to come into the dental office every few weeks, as is required with metal braces. This makes Invisalign a highly convenient choice, whether your schedule is busy or not.
Cleaning Is Easier
Traditional braces use wires, brackets, and elastomeric rings, which collect more bacteria and plaque, leading to more severe gingival conditions. Invisalign clear aligners, on the other hand, are removable, so there are none of these problems. You will brush and floss your teeth as usual. You should rinse out your aligners between meals, and gently brush them with a mild toothpaste or soap.
When picking an option for orthodontic treatment, consider Invisalign as an easy choice to align your teeth, give you long-lasting results, as well as the smile and confidence you deserve. For more information, please contact our office, Esthetic Smiles, at 805-365-4222.