As we move through December, one naturally begins to wonder about the ways to make the coming year even better.
If you’ve been thinking about investing in a straighter, more beautiful smile, 2017 is a great time to start orthodontic treatment. And with innovative Invisalign treatment at Julian S. Drew, DDS, you can attain that confident, gorgeous grin you want without sacrificing your appearance to braces in the process.
Invisalign clear aligners have taken the orthodontic world by storm. These aligners are revolutionizing the way people think about teeth-straightening, making it so adults and teens everywhere don’t have to stress about the look and feel of different types of braces.
As you explore this orthodontic treatment option, you’ll want to know Invisalign’s main components and the benefits the treatment has over braces. Accordingly, here are three key points that your Raleigh dentist would like you to be aware of as you consider embarking on an Invisalign journey.
#1 Perfect for Adults & Teens
Invisalign was originally developed for adult treatment purposes, but there is now a line specifically for adolescent patients known as Invisalign Teen. This type of Invisalign treatment is suitable for patients that are still growing. The “teen version” of Invisalign features eruption tabs that give way to any teeth coming in. Other than that, treatment remains relatively the same for adult and adolescent patients.
#2 Inconspicuous & Comfortable
Invisalign aligners are clear, meaning they are barely visible. As a result they are perfect for people that might be self-conscious about the look of traditional braces. Each set of aligners is also customized to each patient. So all aligners fit perfectly and comfortably in the mouth, working to slowly guide the teeth into the desired position by means of switching to new aligners every couple weeks. This movement creates pressure, but the overall treatment is nearly painless when compared to some other orthodontic appliances and solutions.
#3 Removable & Hygiene-Friendly
Another benefit of Invisalign is that Invisalign aligners are removable. They can be taken out whenever a patient eats, drinks, or needs to brush his or her teeth. This makes keeping the teeth clean much simpler because there is no deviation from your regular healthy oral hygiene routine. An added benefit related to this is that patients don’t have any food restrictions because there is no worry about accidentally breaking a part of the appliance (like a bracket or wire).
A Clear Alternative
Braces are a time-tested, effective orthodontic solution, but Invisalign is a terrific alternative that might be more suitable for some qualified adult and adolescent patients.
If you’re interested investing in a new smile for the New Year, contact your Raleigh, NC dentist today to learn if Invisalign is right for you. You’ll be glad you did!