Invisalign is a great orthodontic treatment option for adults. This alternative to conventional metal and wire braces gives adults a discreet treatment option that effectively moves the positioning of teeth without permanent and unsightly orthodontic appliances. Many working professionals enjoy the inconspicuous nature of Invisalign because they can communicate with clients and coworkers without distracting metal appliances.
There are numerous benefits to receiving Invisalign treatment beyond the advantages of enjoying discreet clear braces. Read on for more great reasons why millions of people choose Invisalign every year.
How does Invisalign treatment work?
Invisalign treatment involves wearing oral appliances made from clear plastic. These appliances, called aligners, are worn over teeth like a retainer. Aligners are custom made to fit over a person’s teeth so that they can accommodate a person’s unique dental anatomy and fit comfortably.
There are unique advantageous to choosing Invisalign for adult orthodontic treatment.
Patients will wear different aligners throughout each phase of treatment. Aligners are worn for two weeks before they are swapped out for the next set. Each set of aligners is tighter and more snug than the set worn previously. As each set becomes progressively tighter, consistent pressure and force is applied to teeth so that they will move.
Within a few months of treatment, patients will begin to notice results such as gaps closing between teeth or crooked teeth moving to upright positions.
Are there dietary restrictions associated with treatment?
Unlike fixed orthodontia, Invisalign is removable. This means that aligners are removed for meals and oral hygiene. Since aligners are removable, people can eat any food they like and clean their teeth without difficulty or obstruction.
What are the benefits of Invisalign?
There are unique advantageous to choosing Invisalign for adult orthodontic treatment. Beyond the benefits of discreet oral appliances, those who have worn Invisalign enjoy increased comfort, hygiene, and convenience.
Since aligners are made from soft, clear plastic, they do not have sharp edges that might scrape against or cut into soft oral tissue. Moreover, the need for cumbersome dental wax is all but eliminated since metal wires and brackets are not used. The fact that Invisalign is removable offers unprecedented convenience for oral function and eliminates obstruction when one is brushing or flossing.
Call Aesthetic Dental Partners today to schedule an Invisalign consultation with our dentist.