“My teeth are crooked!”
Crooked teeth are such a pain to look at in the mirror, whether you have had crooked teeth for a long time or have noticed that your once-straight smile is shifting. You might even find that the straighter your teeth are, the more you notice when a few teeth are out of place.
Invisalign is a newer technology and for many patients is an excellent alternative to traditional braces. Using custom-fabricated see-through aligners, Invisalign gradually migrates your teeth from crooked to straight. Take a look at the following video for more information about how this cutting edge technique works.
Invisalign vs. Braces
Many of the advantages of Invisalign over traditional braces are obvious. At first glance, they are much more subtle; you may be months into treatment before people notice. Many patients also who have had braces and get Invisalign also report it to be more comfortable. The attachments are smoother and less likely to tear up your lips, and there are no wires that can break or come loose.
Secondly, as dental professionals, we love Invisalign because our patients have a much easier time cleaning their teeth. Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign trays can be removed for eating, brushing, and flossing. This means there is no need for cumbersome floss threaders, and patients generally have fewer gum problems after completing treatment.
Finally, Invisalign is a digital process flow which keeps the likeness of your teeth stored for life. This means that if you lose your retainer, it’s very easy to have a new set printed rather than having to go through molds and models again.
If you’re interested in learning more about Invisalign or would like to schedule a complimentary Invisalign consultation, give us a call today!