There are several reasons why patients might hesitate to undergo orthodontic treatment to straighten crooked teeth. One of the most prominent reasons, though, is the potential embarrassment and inconvenience of wearing metal braces. If you’re already self-conscious about your smile’s appearance, then you might be uncomfortable with the idea of how braces will look. However, for many patients, Invisalign® can offer a much more discreet and convenient solution! Your dentist may recommend taking a closer look at the benefits of Invisalign® clear aligners. They can give you the straighter, more attractive smile you deserve while bypassing the need for traditional braces.
How Clear Braces Look
Though often referred to as clear braces, Invisalign® is more than just discreet brackets and wires. On the contrary, the system consists of clear, custom-designed aligners that fit comfortably and invisibly over your teeth! The aligners are also temporarily removable, such as before taking a close-up picture, so you can ensure that your treatment remains discreet.
How Long Invisalign® Lasts
Invisalign® clear aligners are made to progressively straighten crooked teeth in a safe and effective manner. Each aligner in the series will gradually guide teeth into their straighter positions while allowing the surrounding jawbone and periodontal tissues to successfully reform. Length of treatment differs from patient to patient, though in most cases, it can be completed in less than 18 months.
How Convenient Invisalign® Aligners Are
Besides taking pictures, you can also remove your clear aligners to eat and for better, more effective hygiene. Without braces to worry about, you can enjoy the foods you’ve always enjoyed. Before brushing and flossing, you can remove and clean your aligners rather than having to brush and floss around brackets and wires bonded to your teeth.
If you want a straighter smile, then take a closer look at the benefits of Invisalign® clear aligners today! Schedule an appointment by calling Keelan Dental in Butler, PA, today at (724) 285-4153.