For years metal bands and brackets were the traditional way to straighten teeth and improve one’s smile. Thankfully, we have progressed to a clear alternative with Invisalign.
Invisalign aligners are made from a soft, clear plastic which makes the process of a smile makeover virtually undetectable. In addition to the aesthetic value, Invisalign provides many advantages over other methods of teeth straightening:
Aligners are removable:
Invisalign aligners are made from a soft, clear plastic which makes the process of a smile makeover virtually undetectable.
- No diet adjustments needed as patients are able to continue to eat the foods they love and maintain a healthy diet. With fixed braces, many foods are discouraged like healthy fruits and vegetables.
- Excellent oral hygiene is attainable as daily flossing and brushing isn’t as challenging when you don’t have to maneuver around wires and brackets.
- Periodic visits to the dentist for a professional cleaning and exam allows for much earlier detection of any dental decay. The professional cleaning helps control the build-up of plaque on teeth that could lead to gum disease.
- Participating in activities that require a mouth guard is as simple as removing the aligner and replacing it with a protective mouth guard for the duration of the activity. Simply switch them back when done.
In addition, abrasions from metal wires and brackets are completely eliminated.
Most malocclusions are treatable with Invisalign, but a consultation with your dental provider will determine if you are a good candidate. Pictures, x-rays and impressions will be taken, and 3-D digital technology will be used to develop a series of aligners.
The aligners are designed to be replaced every couple of weeks. Each aligner is gently shifting teeth into proper alignment, and with each replacement the patient is closer to achieving the proper bite.
Invisalign aligners are designed to be worn a minimum of twenty to twenty-two hours per day to achieve the desired result in the recommended time frame, which is usually very similar to the time needed when utilizing other teeth straightening methods.
Invisalign has programs for teens and adults alike. Your new smile makeover is achievable, and thanks to their transparent appearance, these clear aligners make teeth straightening much easier and more acceptable to people of all ages.
To learn more about the benefits of Invisalign treatment, call the Dallas office of Travis Walk Dental Care at 214-522-4330 to schedule an informative consultation.