Have you thought about braces, but decided against them due to having metal take over your mouth? In the past, the only way to straighten teeth was with traditional metal braces. However, there is now a way to straighten teeth without all the hassle and metal. With Invisalign, you can discreetly straighten you teeth and correct bite problems.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a custom-made series of clear aligner trays worn in succession until the teeth are moved into their desired positions. The next tray in the series is worn approximately every two weeks, depending on your treatment plan. The amount of aligner trays in the series is dependent on the severity of your orthodontic health.
Reasons To Consider Invisalign
- Aesthetics: The most popular reason to choose Invisalign over traditional braces is that Invisalign is clear. Your trays can also be removed for special events, like pictures or prom.
- Comfort: Made from soft but sturdy plastic, Invisalign is custom-made for your mouth. This ensures the perfect fit with no sharp wires or metal brackets to cut or rub the inside of your mouth.
- Confidence: Many people, especially older teens and adults, consider traditional braces embarrassing. Invisalign’s clear aligner trays eliminate that embarrassment. Straightening your teeth boosts confidence. Additionally, you can show off your changing smile while wearing the clear aligner trays.
- Health: Teeth become much harder to clean while wearing traditional braces. Special flossers must be threaded between each bracket and wire to floss. There are also many more crevices and hard-to-reach places for decay-causing bacteria to grow in. Invisalign is simply removed before brushing, allowing you to clean your teeth just as efficiently as you could before braces.
Is Invisalign right for me?
The easiest way to determine if Invisalign is right for you is to consult with your dentist. If you have misaligned, overlapping or slightly twisted teeth, or bite issues such as overbite, underbite or crossbite, Invisalign could be your best option. Experts recommend Invisalign for teens and adults. Invisalign is not usually suitable for children under 12. In severe cases of misalignment or bite problems, Invisalign may not be able to help, as more in depth orthodontic treatment is needed.
For more information on Invisalign, please contact Dr. Jason Botts at Botts Dental Spa in Cordova, TN. Call (901) 737-2200 to schedule a consultation today!