Invisalign is an innovative and very popular solution in orthodontics. Instead of bulky metal brackets and wires, patients wear clear, custom-fit aligners that gently move the teeth into ideal position just like traditional braces. The discretion, comfort and convenience of Invisalign are highly valued benefits of this orthodontic treatment option.
Invisalign isn’t reserved for a just small group of patients. In fact, Invisalign is known to correct a wide range of common orthodontic issues, such as crooked teeth, gapped teeth, underbites, overbites and crossbites. In some cases, Invisalign can even fix these issues faster than traditional metal braces.
If you want (and need) a straighter smile, you may be wondering if Invisalign is right for you? It’s always best to customize an orthodontic treatment to fit the needs and preferences of each patient. Ask yourself the following questions to help you determine if this clear aligner system could benefit you:
Do you want to avoid the embarrassment of wearing metal braces?
One of the leading reasons that patients choose Invisalign is aesthetics. Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign offers a clear design that makes it difficult for others to even realize you are undergoing orthodontic treatment. From socially-conscious teens to networking corporate professionals, Invisalign is a means to feel confident while you straighten your smile.
Do you want to keep eating popcorn and nuts?
Since patients can remove their Invisalign trays for eating, there is no dietary restrictions. This stands in sharp contrast to the list of foods you’d need to avoid if you were wearing braces.
Are you short on time?
Not everyone can fit in the frequent office visits that traditional braces demand. With Invisalign, you’ll be given a set of aligners to change out every two weeks. Most patients don’t need to be seen in the office until every 4 to 6 weeks for periodic monitoring.
Do you value a comfortable mouth?
Comfort is important, especially when it comes to your mouth. Invisalign relies on smooth plastic aligners that are custom fit to every crevice and groove of your teeth. There are no wires or brackets to irritate your gums or lips. Invisalign moves your teeth gradually and gently without the need for wire tightening from an orthodontist.
Are you worried about stains or puffy gums after orthodontics?
Due to cleaning challenges while wearing traditional braces, many patients are left with gingivitis, tooth stains and other dental issues when their brackets come off. Invisalign, however, allows you to remove your aligners to brush and floss like you normally would. This makes for a cleaner and healthier mouth while undergoing orthodontics!
Still not sure if Invisalign is the best choice for your smile? Call Green Dental of Alexandria. We are happy to answer your questions about clear orthodontics!
Posted on behalf of Dr. Hye Park, Green Dental of Alexandria
Green Dental of Alexandria – Alexandria Dentist
1725 Duke St, Suite GR03
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: (703) 549-1725