Are you considering straightening your teeth? While traditional options are still available, Invisalign is a newer, less invasive way to correct a misaligned bite or crooked teeth. Here’s what you should know.
Why Should You Straighten Your Teeth?
There are quite a few reasons to consider straightening your teeth. Straightening your teeth can improve your appearance and boost your confidence, but it can also improve your health. Having your teeth straightened will make it easier to keep them clean, which will prevent infections and tooth decay.
How Does Invisalign Work?
If you choose Invisalign, custom trays will be made that fit your teeth. These trays are made of clear plastic so they aren’t very noticeable. You’ll wear the trays for as long as your dentist recommends, and then new trays will be made and you’ll wear them for a certain period of time. Throughout the treatment, you’ll go through a series of trays, always specially made for your teeth, and eventually your teeth will be aligned correctly.
What Are The Benefits Of Invisalign?
There are many advantages to using Invisalign. A few of these advantages include:
- Invisalign trays are clear and fitted to your teeth so they are much less noticeable than traditional wire braces. This makes them a good option for adults who want to straighten their teeth.
- Invisalign trays are easily removed. It is recommended that you keep the tray in as often as possible, but you can remove it to eat, brush your teeth, and floss. This helps your mouth stay cleaner. It also means that you can remove them for a special event like family photos, a wedding, or a job interview.
- Invisalign trays are usually more comfortable because there are no metal wires that can scrape up your cheeks.
- Regular braces usually have to be periodically tightened, which can be a painful process. With Invisalign, you’ll just get a new tray when it is time to make a change.
If you’d like to learn more about Invisalign and other tools for taking care of your teeth, schedule an appointment at O’Brien Dental Care.