Patients with malocclusion problems usually hate the thought of getting braces. Getting a mouth full of metal comes with a high price if you enjoy comfort food like bagels, corn on the cob, popcorn or pretzels. Imagine not being able to eat some types of food because they might dislodge your brackets. Chewy and sticky food like taffy and bubblegum are frowned upon. Fortunately, there is an alternative to traditional braces: Invisalign in San Antonio.
Invisalign treatment is a great way to straighten your teeth without having to give up the food you love. So what makes it better than braces? You can take them off when you eat and of course, when you drink tea, coffee or red wine. This comfortable breakthrough in orthodontics allows you to indulge in whatever food your heart desires.
The dentist will take an impression of your bite, as well as x-rays. The rest is up to the Invisalign 3D computer imaging system. A machine creates a series of clear custom-made “aligners” for your specific orthodontic needs. Each set of trays is to be worn for about two weeks and then progress to the next pair. Your teeth will be moved at a slow pace to allow your sockets time to adjust to each gentle push.
Invisalign therapy has worked for different cases. Dentists have treated overbites, crossbites, overly spaced diastemas, underbites and even complex overcrowding of teeth. If you have worn braces but did not wear your maintenance appliance (retainers) religiously, chances are that the bite will relapse. Invisalign “aligners” can take care of that problem as well.
The number of trays used varies per person. As long as you follow your dentist’s instructions, there shouldn’t be a problem. Since this therapy is gentle and teeth are moved at a slow but steady pace, older individuals can undergo Invisalign treatment, provided that they do not have osteoporosis or take certain calcium supplements.
If you believe that you may be a potential candidate for this specific treatment, call 210-616-0858 to schedule a visit today. Orthodontic treatments don’t have to involve countless bracket replacements and wire readjustments. Choose a clear and fun way to get straighter teeth.