In this day and age, there are many options to choose from when it comes to straightening your crooked teeth. But there are many reasons why both dentists and patients are choosing Invisalign. Drs. Monroe and Monroe discuss the benefits of choosing Invisalign in Pinehurst, NC.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is an alternative to traditional braces for mild to moderate orthodontic concerns. Instead of using metal brackets and wires, Invisalign utilizes clear plastic aligners to slowly shift your teeth into place. The plastic is designed to be thin and comfortable for everyday wear, but also durable enough to withstand wear and tear.
The Benefits of Invisalign
One of the main benefits of Invisalign is that it’s a much more subtle solution to straightening your teeth. This is especially ideal for adults that are looking for a discreet way to get a straighter smile. The clear aligners are specifically molded to your smile, so people aren’t usually able to tell that they’re there unless they’re really looking for them.
While you do have to wear the aligners for around 22 hours a day, they are removable. Unlike braces, you don’t have to limit foods that’ll stick to your brackets or break a wire. The aligners can be removed to eat. This is also true of your oral healthcare regimen. There are no new structures you have to learn how to clean around properly. The aligners are taken out and you can clean them and your teeth separately.
The plastic the aligners are made of is designed to be comfortable and doesn’t irritate your gums. Braces have sharp brackets and wires that can dig into the soft tissue of the inside of your cheeks and gums, requiring wax to prevent this from happening. The clear aligners don’t pinch and are designed to fit smoothly over your teeth.
Lastly, treatment with Invisalign is often shorter than the treatment time for traditional braces. On average, Invisalign treatment lasts for around 6-18 months. You also don’t have to worry about coming into the office as much for checkups. Braces require the wires to be tightened every month, but with Invisalign, you change out the aligners yourself.
The Invisalign Process
A cosmetic dentistry consultation to make sure that Invisalign is the right option for you. A customized treatment plan is developed specifically for you. You’ll get to see an idea of what your smile is projected to look like and how many aligners will be in your specific plan. You’ll change out your aligners about once every two weeks, with periodic appointments to make sure treatment is progressing smoothly.
Choose Invisalign in Pinehurst, North Carolina
A complimentary consultation at our office can help you decide if Invisalign is the right choice for you. Call us or schedule an appointment online.