Invisalign: Your Ideal Alternative to Traditional Orthodontics
Braces have come a long way since you were a kid. Instead of giant silver brackets, wires that leave scars on the insides of your cheeks, and rubber bands that have a tendency to snap at the slightest movement, there are clear brackets with discrete wires and, well… the rubber bands are pretty much the same. An even better alternative, though, is Invisalign.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that shifts your teeth using clear aligner trays that are custom-made to fit your teeth. Every few weeks, you receive a new aligner tray that will continue to move your teeth into the ideal position. The trays are made of safe, durable, BPA-free plastic that can be cleaned by brushing and occasional soaking.
Invisalign provides you with freedoms that your adolescent friends could have only dreamed of. There are no restrictions on eating, as you remove the aligner trays when you eat. There is no need for floss threaders, interdental brushes, or other instruments of torture, as you remove the trays so you can brush and floss as usual.
Is Invisalign For Me?
While only an Invisalign Preferred Provider like the dentists at Waterford Family Dental can determine your candidacy, it’s safe to say that most orthodontic misalignments can be treated with Invisalign. A gap you’ve always disliked, overcrowded teeth, or an underbite, Invisalign can likely give you the smile you’ve always wanted. Those who cannot commit to keeping the aligner trays in 22 hours a day or cannot visit our office every six weeks or so may not be ideal Invisalign candidates.
If you would like to learn more about Invisalign or any other orthodontic treatments, contact Waterford Family Dental Care to schedule an appointment. With over 35 years providing gold-standard service to our patients, we know exactly what it takes to get you straightened out and smiling again.