Invisalign® is an orthodontic option that does not use the traditional metal, brackets or wires to straighten your teeth. It has been used worldwide to correct several bite issues including mild to severe misalignment problems, crooked teeth, gapped teeth, crowded teeth, overbites and underbites and is considered a standard treatment option in the dental field. During a free consultation Dr. Finkelstein will determine if you are a good candidate for Invisalign. In order to make your decision process easier we’ve included several benefits of Invisalign to consider.
Benefit 1: Appearance
Many people, primarily adults, delay orthodontic treatment because they are afraid of how braces may affect their look or profession. Invisalign aligners are completely clear and fit perfectly over your teeth, so most people won’t even notice you are wearing them!
Benefit 2: Comfort
While Invisalign is considered a form of braces, your aligner trays are much more comfortable than the conventional metal option. Aligners are made of a smooth, BPA-free plastic which are comfortable to wear and won’t irritate your gums and cheeks.
Benefit 3: Convenience
When you choose Invisalign, you will receive a series of custom-made aligners for your teeth that you will switch out gradually at home until your teeth are properly aligned. Since you are able to switch trays out on your own -You can expect fewer visits to the office. It is recommended that patients wear their aligners anywhere from 20-22 hours per day but aligners are easy to remove to maintain normal hygiene practices or for photo shoots or other reasons necessary to your lifestyle. Whether it be to brush and floss, play sports, or a special occasion, it’s ok! Just place the aligners back in and the teeth will begin to move again.
Benefit 4: No Food Restrictions
Invisalign aligners are removed at mealtimes, so you can continue to enjoy any foods you would like- just make sure to give your teeth a good cleaning before putting your aligner back in, so that you’re not trapping food and bacteria against your teeth.
Benefit 5: Results
A straighter, more aligned smile is a beautiful thing but according to the American Dental Association, straightening your teeth can actually significantly affect your overall dental health. A badly aligned bite or crowded teeth can lead to many types of health problems, such as headaches, jaw pain, tooth grinding and damage, gum disease, and general bodily inflammation. While each case is different, a typical Invisalign treatment plan takes approximately one year for adults. A straighter, more confident smile can be reached much faster than traditional braces!
Invisalign is an efficient and discreet way to get the smile you have always wanted! Schedule your free consultation today to find out if Invisalign is the right choice for you, call My Plantation Dentist at 954-584-1030.