Do you feel strong and confident, except when it comes to your smile? Would you love to have straighter teeth, but are leery of going through years of traditional orthodontic treatment? Many adults delay orthodontia, for fear of the embarrassment that can come with wearing metal braces, particularly after high school. But Invisalign clear braces can help you improve the look of your smile, without the many pesky side effects of metal braces.
What Makes Invisalign Unique?
There are a number of benefits to Invisalign, compared to other forms of orthodontic treatment. The first and most obvious advantage is that they’re nearly invisible, meaning you can wear them without worrying people will only be looking at your braces.
The treatment uses clear plastic aligner trays to slowly move your teeth into better alignment, helping to correct bite issues that can be problems both functionally and cosmetically. And because the trays are removable, you can take them out to eat. This eliminates the fear that you’ll get something like broccoli or popcorn stuck between your braces, and means there are no foods off limits during treatment!
Most patients adjust to wearing the trays quickly, and are able to correct their alignment in nine to twelve months by changing the trays every two weeks or so. This also limits the number of follow-up visits that are required, saving you time and travel costs.
Invisalign can address many of the same alignment problems as traditional braces, such as overbites or underbites. After a consultation, your dentist can help you determine if Invisalign is the best treatment for you.