Even if the misalignment of your teeth is not causing problems with your dental health, it may have a negative impact on your appearance. One treatment option available for people with misaligned teeth is Invisalign. Invisalign offers a different approach to straightening the teeth. Instead of the brackets and wires of traditional braces, the system uses transparent plastic aligning trays to straighten the teeth.
The customized trays are engineered from an impression of the mouth. Technology is used to record the initial placement of the teeth and predetermine the final positioning that should be achieved with the system. The system, which is available for many adults and teens with moderately crooked teeth, includes a series of trays that are used during the treatment process. A set of trays is worn for a few weeks before it is replaced with the next set in the plan. Here are some of the advantages of the Invisalign system.
Many people prefer an orthodontic appliance to be barely noticeable in the mouth. The Invisalign trays are made of transparent plastic that is molded to fit the contours of your teeth. Thus, the treatment is discreet. Wearers can laugh and smile without feeling self-conscious about their appearance.
Traditional braces can be quite uncomfortable due to the metal wires and brackets that comprise the appliance. The sharp, hard edges of these components can irritate the soft tissues of the mouth.
Invisalign alignment trays are made of smooth plastic that is customized to the specifics of your mouth. As a result, they tend to be more comfortable when worn.
Brushing and flossing can be cumbersome with braces because the wearer has to navigate the toothbrush and floss around the bulky appliance. As a result, patients with braces may not clean their teeth as thoroughly as they should. Additionally, bits of food may be caught in the braces during meals and snacks, promoting the development of plaque and decay.
The Invisalign trays are removable, so you can brush and floss without the interference of the appliance. Also, you can eat without the trays in place, so there are no appliance parts on which food is likely to accumulate.
Fewer Orthodontic Appointments
Braces require regular visits to the dentist for archwire adjustments. With Invisalign, the aligner sets are already prepared and don't require the intervention of your provider. Thus, your appointments are scheduled to simply check your progress.
To learn more about the Invisalign system, visit a cosmetic dentist in your local area.