Top 3 Reasons You Want Invisalign Instead of Braces
For many years following the creation of metal braces as a way of correcting the imperfections in our smiles there was no alternative. Those days are truly in the past and clear aligners are the new wave. The most popular and most efficient clear aligner for your teeth is the Invisalign.
Invisalign treatment is a series of custom made, clear, and removable aligners designed to improve conditions such as overbite, underbite, overly crowded teeth, overly spaced teeth, and shifting teeth. Dr. Angie Rhodes, a 2017 Invisalign Premier Provider right here in our area, will monitor your treatment. There are many advantages to choosing Invisalign over traditional metal braces, let’s discuss just 3 reasons you want Invisalign instead of braces.
Nothing is more unattractive than a mouth full of metal, especially for an adult! Perfecting your smile doesn’t have to be an obvious endeavour anymore. Now you can discreetly make those changes to your smile that everyone is sure to notice.
Equally as important as appearance is comfort! Braces must be routinely tightened and can be very uncomfortable. The aligners are comfortable because they are custom made, and they fight snugly over your teeth without the inconvenience of brackets and wires. One of the best things about Invisalign aligners is they are removable. Should you ever want to take them out for a brief period you have the ability to do so, something you would never be able to with metal braces.
Poorly aligned teeth can cause problems with eating and can even affect your speech. Proper teeth alignment can improve the overall function you have of your mouth! With straighter teeth it is easier to keep the all the nooks and crannies clean to prevent cavities and gum disease.
How Invisalign Works
Dr. Rhodes has offered Invisalign in her practice since 2007, and is proud to be designated by Invisalign as a preferred provider. The makers of Invisalign, Align Technology, Inc., have specially trained Dr. Rhodes so you can rest assured you are in the best hands.
Once you have completed a complimentary initial consultation, you will return for Dr. Rhodes to create your custom-made impressions and take photographs of your teeth. From there Dr. Rhodes will decide on a treatment plan and send the impressions off to Align Technology to create your series of aligners.
Each aligner shifts your teeth slightly, moving them horizontally and vertically and even rotating them when needed. Your aligners are engineered to use the right amount of force in the right place at the right time. When you change to the next set of aligners, approximately every 2 weeks, your teeth gradually move into position, following your custom treatment plan.
Although very rare, every person is not a good candidate for Invisalign. Dr. Rhodes will assess if your oral health will be positively affected by using Invisalign and if not for some reason she will refer you to a recommended orthodontist for an alternative treatment. Call today for an appointment with Dr. Rhodes to talk about Invisalign options. Dr. Rhodes and her talented team want nothing more than to help you achieve a healthy and properly aligned, beautiful smile