The first thing most people envision when they think of braces is metal covering the entire smile. The image of “metal mouth” is enough to keep many people from achieving their smile goals through orthodontics. The development of the Invisalign system has changed the way dentists can treat misalignment and certain bite issues. Now, teen and adult patients can feel good about their smiles, and the treatment that accomplishes their goals.
What sets Invisalign apart from conventional braces is the elimination of metal brackets and wires. Actually, there are no brackets and wires at all in the Invisalign system. Instead, teeth are straightened through the consistent but gentle pressure applied by BPA-free plastic aligners worn day and night. There are several benefits to these clear, discreet aligners. Not only are they more comfortable than sharp-edged metal braces, but they are also better at preventing gum problems because oral hygiene such as brushing and flossing is made much easier.
If you are ready to straighten your smile, you are welcome to schedule your personal consultation with our holistic dentist, Dr. Andrew Zakarian. During your visit, your orthodontic needs will be determined, and your dentist will discuss whether Invisalign will achieve the desired results. Once Invisalign has been determined suitable, innovative technology will simulate a replica of your current bite and alignment.
This high-tech impression will be taken of both arches, and sent to the Invisalign lab where ClinCheck software aids in the creation of custom fitted aligner trays. Different from conventional braces, Invisalign moves teeth gradually, with consistent pressure. The necessary pressure is applied through the wear of subsequent aligner trays, which are switched every few weeks. Over time, you will see the beginning of your new and improved smile.
There are additional ways in which Invisalign differs from metal braces. By wearing clear, plastic aligners, you will be able to enhance your smile in the most comfortable, discreet way. Unless your teeth are observed up close, no one will notice you are wearing a dental appliance. Your speech and eating habits remain as they always have been, as well. Invisalign aligners can be removed, which aids in the enjoyment of meals, and in successful oral hygiene.
Your smile can become your best asset with just a bit of enhancement