For years, orthodontics meant spending a considerable amount of time in metal braces. It is understandable why many adults didn’t want to take on the inconvenience and embarrassment of wearing bulky brackets and metal wires at this stage in life. From the career-oriented adult to the busy stay-at-home-mom, metal braces for adults just isn’t appealing. Fortunately, modern orthodontics has produced a revolutionary alternative to traditional braces, one that adults not only find effective, but highly conducive to their lifestyle as well.
Invisalign clear aligner therapy is a popular choice among adults and teens. Instead of bonded metal brackets, the teeth are corrected using a comfortable, removable and “nearly invisible” aligner. Patients are given a series of custom fit aligners to change out every 2-3 weeks until their final smile goals are achieved. Invisalign can correct crowding, gaps, overbites, underbites and many more orthodontic issues. Best of all, your smile-straightening treatment won’t be noticed by peers and co-workers.
The Highlighted Benefits of Invisalign
Discreet: As previously mentioned, Invisalign aligners are made of thin, clear plastic. You can retain your smile confidence and avoid flashing a mouth of metal while undergoing orthodontic treatment.
Removable:While you are encouraged to wear your aligners up to 22 hours a day for ideal effectiveness, you will be free to remove them when you eat, brush and floss. You may even choose to take them out for a special event if you wish.
Convenient: Who has time to visit the orthodontist multiple times a month? With Invisalign, you can carry out the majority of your treatment steps on your own. Unlike traditional braces that require several adjustment/tightening appointments, we only ask that you visit us about once every 4-6 weeks to check in on your progress.
Healthier Teeth and Gums: Since you can remove your aligners for your daily dental hygiene routine, you will be able to stay on top of your oral health. Patients wearing braces often suffer from puffy gums (gingivitis), tooth stains and cavities due to the challenge of cleaning around brackets, bands and wires.
Schedule Your Invisalign Consult
What’s holding you back from getting that straight and attractive smile as an adult? Invisalign is the answer to many common excuses. At Green Dental Alexandria, we are proud to be an Invisalign provider, helping patients undergo successful orthodontics without lowering their self-esteem or threatening their lifestyle in the process. Call today to schedule your consult and determine if Invisalign is right for you!
Posted on behalf of Dr. Hye Park, Green Dental of Alexandria
1725 Duke St, Suite GR03
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: (703) 549-1725