Shhhh … Invisalign Will Keep Your Secret
Metal mouth. Brace face. Train tracks. Tinsel teeth. These are all names that people with braces USED to have to endure. Orthodontics have come a long way in the past few decades, though. While metal brackets, wires, and bands are still effective, there are other options for those who want to straighten their teeth. These days, no one has to know that you’re working on your smile. How is that possible? With Invisalign!
What is Invisalign?
Instead of a mouthful of hardware, Invisalign uses a series of nearly-invisible plastic aligner trays to gradually shift your teeth into place. The plastic is perfectly safe and, as the trays are customized for your teeth and your desired results, they are perfectly comfortable.
How Does it Work?
If your dentist has determined that you’re a candidate for Invisalign, your treatment will begin with an impression of your teeth. This impression will be used to make your aligner trays.
Once your aligner trays arrive, you will wear them for at least 20 – 22 hours a day. Every two or three weeks, you will use new aligner trays, with each set bringing you closer and closer to the smile of your dreams.
To ensure that your teeth are progressing as planned, you’ll need to visit Waterford Family Dentistry about every six weeks (which is less often than traditional braces would require, giving you more time to live your life).
Why is it Preferred?
There are so many reasons why patients prefer Invisalign! In addition to being nearly invisible, here are just a few of the perks:
You can eat what you want. Your aligner trays must be removed when you eat or drink (anything other than water), allowing you to eat what you want. With traditional braces, certain foods are off limits; with Invisalign, you can enjoy a crisp apple or a piece of sugarless gum without damaging your orthodontics!
They are easy to care for. Since Invisalign trays aren’t permanently bonded to your teeth like braces, you simply remove them when it’s time to brush and floss your teeth. No floss-threaders needed! What’s more, you don’t have to soak your aligner trays. Since you replace them every couple of weeks, you can keep them clean by brushing them with toothbrush and toothpaste.
They take less time. It’s hard to believe, but Invisalign treatment generally only takes six to 18 months to complete! This means you get to enjoy your perfectly straight smile in no time at all.
No one will know your secret when you straighten with Invisalign. If you’re interested in learning more about treatment, call our office today to make an appointment. We serve patients from Waterford, Michigan, and the surrounding areas.