Do you want to straighten your teeth? Maybe your answer is “yes,” but you don’t want the “old” traditional type of braces. You might enjoy the benefits of Invisalign treatment. Invisalign are clear aligners that are comfortable and easy to put on and take off. Have you heard of Invisalign and would like to know more? At Sninski & Schmitt Family Dentistry, we have experience using Invisalign treatment for many patients. In this article, we have put together information on the benefits of Invisalign treatment to provide more information so you, along with your dental professional, can decide if Invisalign is the right choice for you.
What Is Invisalign?
Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that straightens teeth without the use of metal braces. It is a series of custom-made clear braces that cover your teeth and pull them into the proper position over time. They are less noticeable than traditional braces because they are clear and because they can be taken on and off. There are no metal brackets or wires on your teeth. While being treated with Invisalign clear braces, your teeth are comfortable and aligned in half the time required with traditional braces.
Invisalign clear aligners are made from BPA-free plastic. Teenagers and adults can wear Invisalign to close gaps between teeth, treat overbites, underbites, open bites, crossbites, and overcrowded teeth.
What Is The Process To Fit Invisalign?
First, your dentist will examine your teeth, take X-rays, and make a 3D model of your teeth to establish a personalized treatment plan. The plan shows how your teeth need to shift and how long it will take to align them correctly. Your X-rays, 3D model, and pictures of your teeth are sent to the Invisalign laboratory to create customized aligners. The 3D model of your teeth shows you how Invisalign progressively corrects your orthodontic issues.
What Are the Benefits of Invisalign?
There are several major benefits of the Invisalign treatment. Because of the benefits, many adults are choosing Invisalign as their treatment of choice.
Invisalign can be taken out when you are eating
Most people dread eating in public while wearing traditional braces because food adheres to them. With Invisalign, you don’t have that problem. You can take the aligners out when you eat, making it easy to chew and talk as you eat.
Invisalign can be taken out when you floss and brush your teeth
Flossing and brushing your teeth properly is difficult when you have traditional braces. After wearing braces for the time required in your treatment, your teeth can feel dirty like they need to be cleaned and even whitened. This is not the case with Invisalign because you can take them out to floss and brush. You have no worries about the cleanliness of your teeth when going through the Invisalign treatment because you are able to engage in good oral hygiene.
You are aware of the progress Invisalign is making in your alignment
Because you switch your aligners typically every two weeks, you are very aware of how your teeth are moving. You can feel with each set of aligners that your teeth are shifting. When you first put on a new set, it is a tight fit on your teeth. After a few days, you feel the fit getting looser because the teeth are adjusting to the new alignment. Even though the aligners feel loose, you shouldn’t change them earlier than the two weeks. This length of time gives your teeth and gums time to adjust to the new position.
Your mouth is so comfortable wearing Invisalign
The Invisalign aligners are extremely comfortable to wear. Yes, you can expect to feel some mild discomfort as your teeth move, especially when you put on a new set, but the pressure you experience is only for a few days. And, you don’t have the roughness against your lips and gums as with traditional braces that can cause sores and ulcers.
More Advantages of Invisalign Over Traditional Braces
As you are considering your options for orthodontic treatment, here are some more advantages of Invisalign as compared to traditional braces:
- Clear braces that are barely noticeable
- More precise movement with Invisalign than with traditional braces
- Saves time since you change the sets yourself
For more information, see our article on frequently asked questions regarding Invisalign.
Contact Us for an Invisalign Consultation
If you are considering orthodontic treatment, contact our professional and experienced dental team at Sninski & Schmitt Family Dentistry. We can examine your teeth and their alignment, take X-rays, and discuss the best options for your treatment. Our dental professionals will give you the information you need to make the right decision for you! Call us at our Holly Springs dentist office at (919) 600-6262 and our Cary, NC dentist office at (919) 467-2203 or fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment.