It used to be that metal braces were the only option if you wanted to achieve a straighter, healthier smile. But thanks to modern dental innovations, you can now get amazing results without all the brackets and wires. At Serene Family Dental, we’re proud to offer Invisalign, the orthodontic treatment that both adults and teenagers love.
Your teeth are attached to your jaw via tiny ligaments, which allow your pearly whites to move a little bit. Orthodontic treatments leverage this natural capacity for movement; they apply gentle pressure to the teeth over a long period of time, gradually repositioning them into their proper places.
What Is Invisalign?
Invisalign applies this pressure via a series of clear thermoplastic aligners, which are designed specifically for your mouth. You’ll wear each aligner for 20 – 22 hours each day for about two weeks before you switch to the next aligner.
On average, Invisalign takes about a year to finish its work, although treatment time can vary greatly depending on each patient’s unique circumstances. You might be able to start seeing results in as little as a couple of months!
What Are the Benefits of Invisalign?
These remarkable clear braces come with a long list of advantages:
Even though Invisalign isn’t completely impossible to see, it’s much more discrete than traditional braces. It can help you maintain a professional, confident appearance.
The aligners are removable, which means you can take them out while you’re eating and won’t be subject to any of the dietary restrictions that come with other orthodontic treatments. Also, cleaning your teeth will remain a breeze — no navigating around brackets and wires when you’re flossing!
Invisalign is generally faster than other treatments, which take a maximum of three years to finish their work.
During your consultation, you’ll be able to see a digital preview of your new smile. You have a lot to look forward to!
If you are a parent who is thinking about getting Invisalign for your teenager, you don’t have to worry about nagging your child to find out if they’re wearing their aligners. Invisalign trays have a small blue compliance dot that makes it obvious if they’re being worn or not.
Many patients have remarked that Invisalign is surprisingly comfortable; there are no brackets and wires to irritate the cheeks and gums.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Invisalign?
Invisalign has the ability to tackle a range of orthodontic issues, including:
Gaps between teeth
This treatment is appropriate in most cases. However, there are some individuals who might benefit more from traditional orthodontic treatments. For example, children might not have the self-discipline that is needed to wear the aligners as much as they should. Also, regular braces might be more effective at correcting severe orthodontic issues.
The best way to find out if Invisalign is right for you is to schedule a consultation. We’ll examine your teeth, discuss your smile goals, and recommend a treatment that will help you fall in love with your teeth.