Advantages of Invisalign
The average person has heard of Invisalign yet does not know what it really is and why it is rapidly growing in popularity across the globe. Invisalign is a comparably quick and easy means of straightening crooked teeth and remedying improperly spaced teeth. Let's take a quick look at the seemingly countless benefits of relying on Invisalign as opposed to braces and other dental technology for teeth-straightening.
Before we delve into the merits of Invisalign, it is important to explain what Invisalign is. Invisalign is a series of translucent aligners placed along the teeth to guide them into place. These aligners do not contain BPA or any other potentially harmful chemicals so don't fret. Invisalign aligners slide right over the teeth similar to mouth guards used by athletes. Our team uses an intraoral scanner that takes a digital impression of the teeth. Our advanced computer technology empowers us to build a three-dimensional model of the mouth from scans, x-rays, and photographs. The dentist moves each problematic tooth into the proper position with the three-dimensional model. Invisalign generates the aligners for the patient's unique mouth in accordance with the dentist's treatment specifications. As each set of clear aligners is put in place, the teeth gradually move into the optimal positions.
See the End Result Before Committing
Part of the appeal of Invisalign is the patient is provided with a preview of what his or her teeth will look like before moving forward with the aligners. Our specialized scanner provides a clear look at the mouth aesthetic as it is likely to appear after Invisalign is done working its magic.
Our computer software plans out the Invisalign treatment, ensuring impeccable precision. The dentist performs adjustments in real-time on a three-dimensional model of the mouth. The end result is a truly comprehensive treatment that produces straight teeth in less time than braces.
Invisalign Aligners are Comfortable
Invisalign aligners are made from a flexible and smooth plastic that is quite comfortable against the teeth and gums. Unlike braces, there is no need for wires and brackets. Ask anyone who has relied on braces for teeth-straightening and you will find those annoying wires and brackets irritate the lips and sometimes even the cheeks.
You Will Know Exactly What is Necessary for Teeth Straightening
Those who use braces to straighten their teeth do not know how many alterations will be necessary for their teeth to move into place. There is the potential for braces to spur seemingly endless visits with the dentist for adjustments and corrections. Furthermore, there is no way to tell how long it will take for braces to straighten the teeth. Alternatively, Invisalign is as straightforward as it gets. Opt for Invisalign and you will know the exact number of aligners necessary to straighten your teeth. Furthermore, you will have a good idea of how long it will take for your teeth to straighten.
Results in a Reasonable Amount of Time
Invisalign takes as little as 10 months to straighten crooked teeth or improperly spaced teeth. Braces sometimes take several years to straighten out wayward teeth. Why bother fussing around with annoying braces for upwards of several years when the comparably easy Invisalign aligners will get your teeth back into the proper positions in a year or less? The moral of this story is your life will be that much easier and your teeth will straighten out that much quicker if you choose Invisalign.
You Can Whiten Your Teeth While Using Invisalign
Most people assume it will be impossible to whiten their teeth while using Invisalign. However, it is possible to whiten darkened teeth even while Invisalign is working its magic. If you would like to try out a tooth whitening toothpaste, go ahead and use it without hesitation. Alternatively, if you had braces, brackets would conceal parts of your teeth, making teeth whitening nearly impossible.
Minimal Age Restrictions
Though most people assume Invisalign is for teens and adults, the truth his kids as young as seven years of age are eligible for Invisalign. The dentist will evaluate your child's oral health challenges and ultimately determine the optimal treatment plan for his or her unique needs. If your little one's teeth are crooked or improperly spaced, there is a good chance the dentist will determine Invisalign is the solution.
Invisalign Looks Good
It is no secret that braces can be unsightly. However, plenty of people assume Invisalign trays are also ugly simply because there is a general assumption that any dental technology used to straighten teeth will compromise the aesthetics for at least a year or two. Once Invisalign translucent aligners are on your teeth, you will feel perfectly comfortable and confident. These clear aligners blend right in with the rest of your teeth, creating the impression that you do not have any sort of tooth-straightening solution on your teeth. Only those who are within a couple of inches of your mouth will stand a chance of noticing the translucent Invisalign aligners as you part your teeth to smile, laugh, talk or eat.
Invisalign Aligners are Removable
Dental hygiene is of the utmost importance yet flossing and brushing will prove quite challenging when metal braces are covering your crooked teeth. Opt for Invisalign clear aligners and you will be able to remove them before brushing, making it that much easier to take care of your gums and teeth. In fact, cleaning the Invisalign aligners is surprisingly easy. You can brush and rinse the aligners with warm water or use a specialized cleaning kit to ensure these aligners are in tip-top shape.
If your teeth are crooked or improperly spaced, we can help with Invisalign. Reach out to us at (808) 877-8090 to learn more about Invisalign and schedule an appointment at our dental practice.