Gone are the days when fixing crooked teeth meant wearing bulky metal braces. Modern orthodontics now offers alternative options that are much more preferred and tolerated by patients. Invisalign continues to gain popularity as a discreet, convenient and effective orthodontic treatment option for both teens and adults. Compared to traditional braces, Invisalign offers benefits that are quite intriguing.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is an advanced clear aligner therapy that does not involve any wires, brackets or bands. During Invisalign treatment, you will be asked to wear a set of clear, custom-fit aligner trays that gently move your teeth into better position. You’ll change out your aligner trays approximately every two weeks until your final smile goals are met. Treatment time varies from patient to patient, but most adults gain their ideal results between 6 and 18 months of wearing Invisalign
Benefits of Invisalign Over Traditional Braces
We understand the specific concerns that adults have when considering orthodontics. In many cases, wearing metal braces is not only embarrassing but can jeopardize your professional career. Invisalign gives adults a favorable alternative to achieve the attractive and straight smile they deserve. Since Invisalign aligners are made of clear, comfortable plastic, you can remain confident and comfortable during your treatment. Most people won’t even notice you’re undergoing orthodontic correction.
Invisalign is also removable, which is a significant advantage over braces. They are removed for eating, brushing and flossing. This allows patients to freely choose the foods they want to eat and also keep their teeth and gums healthy while in treatment. You won’t have any brackets and wires to brush around, which helps patients avoid decay, staining and gingivitis that is common with metal braces.
Are You a Candidate?
West Hill Family Dental is proud to be a certified Invisalign provider for adults and teens. We love giving orthodontic treatment options that are conducive to your lifestyle. In general, Invisalign can be used for teeth that are crooked, gapped or crowded, as well as overbites, cross bites and under bites. Call our Rocky Hill dental clinic today to schedule your Invisalign evaluation.