If you’re one of those people that never had braces in your teens, and now wishes you had straighter teeth, Invisalign could be the answer you’ve been waiting for. Your local dentist will be happy to get you fitted with this clear and effective method for a straighter smile.
Dentists are glad to offer an alternative to the traditional and often inconvenient braces. This method is especially ideal for adults who are established in their lives, and don’t want to do things to drastically alter their appearance. Invisalign is literally and figuratively more flexible than metal braces, and is easier to remove and keep clean.
The dentist begins with a three dimensional analysis of your teeth and the surrounding tissue, and uses that information to create customized aligners. Patients wear the aligners for about two weeks at a time, and then replace them with the next, slightly altered, set. Invisalign aligners are simple to remove for eating, tooth brushing, flossing and formal occasions.
Going further than just being invisible and convenient, Invisalign aligners are easier to maintain than metal braces. There is less concern about things like food, candy and other debris, and they don’t cloud up during your treatment. Invisalign is also gentler on your gums and bones, and reduces the amount of stress and headaches you might experience with regular braces.
Invisalign vs. Braces
Although there are many benefits to invisalign, such as they’re practically invisible to another person, they may not be as effective as traditional braces. With invisalign braces there are a series of clear trays that need to be switched as your teeth move into proper position.
This process takes much longer than traditional metal braces. In addition, metal braces tend to have a better final result. That final result can be reached in significantly less time than using invisalign. Invisalign braces are targeted towards adults who don’t want their appearance effected by metal braces.
It’s up to you to weigh out the options and time span to get your desired results.
Check your dental insurance policy to see if invisalign braces are covered versus traditional braces.