A lot of people go through life embarrassed about their teeth, either covering up their smiles or not showing them at all, because they don’t want to commit to traditional braces. Adults, in particular, are not comfortable with the idea of a mouth full of metal wires and brackets for as long as two or three years.
You may not realize you don’t have to suffer through the hassle of traditional orthodontics in order to achieve a beautiful smile.
Invisalign Clear Aligners
Invisalign is available for adults and teens, and Dr. Paul Perez of Avenue Family Dentistry is Invisalign certified. These nearly invisible braces straighten teeth comfortably and effectively. And they are not visible to others, even from a conversational distance.
Not only is clear Invisalign more attractive than conventional braces, but it is also more comfortable. And the best part? You won't have to deal with the restrictions that are so common with bracket-and-wire traditional braces!
How Does Invisalign Work?
Invisalign uses three-dimensional computer-imaging technology to create custom-made aligners that will move your teeth into a straight position. The trays themselves are made out of a smooth, clear plastic, and you will use a new set every couple of weeks. These aligners, which you wear over your teeth, gradually and gently shift your teeth into a straighter position. Unlike the brackets and wires of traditional metal braces, you only need to place the clear aligners over your teeth until your teeth are in the desired straight position.
What Are the Benefits of Invisalign?
The clear Invisalign aligners fit every lifestyle—from high school students to professionals. Since they are made of clear, smooth plastic, you won’t have the irritation in your mouth that you can have with metal braces.
Another advantage of Invisalign is that unlike traditional braces, Invisalign aligners can be removed. This means you will have no restrictions on what you eat or drink during your treatment since you can just remove the aligners when necessary. You can also floss and brush normally, which is much better for your overall oral health. If you are looking forward to a special occasion, you can remove the aligners for just a few hours, if you would like. Teens who are involved in band or sports don’t have to worry about restricting their activities as they would with traditional braces.
You will also be able to see the results of your treatment as they happen. Changes will happen before your very eyes, so you won’t have to wait until the braces are removed to see what your newly straightened teeth will look like.
Schedule Your Orthodontic Exam Today
Do you think you might be a good candidate for Invisalign? Call Avenue Family Dentistry today for a consultation! This will give us an opportunity to go over your options and help you take the first step toward the beautiful smile you have always wanted!