Life with crooked teeth isn’t easy. Misaligned teeth are harder to clean effectively, less efficient at biting and chewing and can put a damper on your self-confidence when you smile. While traditional metal braces can straighten your teeth significantly, many teens and adults aren’t interested in the appearance of all the brackets and bands. Traditional braces are also often uncomfortable and require a lot of maintenance on part of the wearer. Invisalign® offers a unique, subtle solution to straightening teeth without these drawbacks, making it a great orthodontic choice for patients who want to get a beautiful smile under the radar.
Benefits Over Traditional Braces
The most obvious benefit to Invisalign® is its subtlety. Invisalign® consists of a series of transparent aligners which are custom-shaped to gradually guide your teeth into alignment. When worn, the Invisalign® aligners are virtually unnoticeable, making them a top choice for students and professionals who are concerned by the appearance of braces.
In addition to their subtle appearance, Invisalign® is also significantly more comfortable than traditional braces. The aligners are made from a smooth, rounded, BPA-free plastic, without the wires and edges that are normal with braces. This also means you don’t have to worry about a wire or bracket coming lose and poking your mouth until you can visit our office to have it repaired.
Finally, Invisalign® aligners are easily removable, unlike traditional braces, and can be taken out during mealtimes. That means no dietary restrictions or complicated cleaning routines after you eat!
How Invisalign® Straightens Teeth
Invisalign® aligners are made by first taking a series of X-rays, pictures and impressions of your teeth. These will then be used to generate a 3D image of your bite. Once this has been created, Dr. Bennett, Dr. Roberts or Dr. Arnold will determine the exact shifts and movements your teeth need to make to achieve the beautiful smile you desire. These will be transferred into a series of custom plastic aligners that will put gentle pressure on your teeth while you wear them. The number of aligners needed and the amount of time the treatment will take varies from patient to patient.
How to Find Out if You Are a Good Candidate for Invisalign®
The first step to getting Invisalign® is scheduling a free initial appointment with Dr. Bennett, Dr. Roberts or Dr. Arnold. They will examine your teeth and assess whether you would be a good candidate. Not all orthodontic conditions can be easily corrected with Invisalign®, so our doctors and our staff will consult with you in detail about which treatment is best for your individual smile, comfort level, timeline and budget. Call us today at 303-421-761 to schedule your appointment today!