Can teeth really be straightened without having to wear metal braces? Yes, they can! With clear-aligner treatments, patients can get the straight teeth they want with the convenience of a removable, clear appliance that’s more comfortable and more convenient than traditional braces. An Invisalign aligner is the dream product for people who’ve been putting off getting braces but want a more beautiful smile. Read on to learn more about this treatment and to determine if you might be a good candidate for Invisalign.
What Is Invisalign?
A teeth-straightening treatment that’s been around for two decades, Invisalign is a removable, clear braces option. It’s convenient because you can take out the appliance when you need to clean it or remove a piece of food that may have gotten stuck either in the appliance or in your teeth. What’s more, the appliance is clear, which makes it virtually unnoticeable. It’s practically invisible, so you can wear it anywhere: at work, at social events, on dates, on your next job interview, or anywhere!
The Benefits Of This Treatment
The top benefit of the Invisalign dental treatment is the ability to have straighter, more evenly aligned teeth for an improved smile and a better bite. The process of straightening teeth isn’t just about improving your appearance; often, individuals need some form of braces or aligners because their bite is ineffective. Poor bites can cause numerous issues, including (but not limited to) excessive grinding of teeth, inability to bite or chew food effectively, or discomfort when eating or talking.
Braces are the traditional way of straightening and properly aligning teeth, but today, there are many other options available that can accomplish the same thing. Invisalign is one of these options, and it’s very popular because patients love it!
Unlike metal braces, these aligners are smooth, so you won’t accidentally cut your gums, tongue, or cheeks against them. They are clear, so most people won’t even notice that you’re wearing them. Our patients appreciate the discreetness that Invisalign provides.
Because these aligners are removable, it’s easy to clean them and to brush and floss your teeth. Metal braces make it challenging to thoroughly brush and floss, but our patients don’t experience this issue with the Invisalign treatment.
These aligners are made to fit right. Made from SmartTrack material, they provide a comfortable experience, facilitating predictable and controlled movements guided by your dental professional. Your teeth actually can be straightened more precisely through Invisalign clear aligners. Because movements can be controlled more accurately, the treatment duration is often shorter with Invisalign than with traditional metal and wire braces.
These are several of the conditions Invisalign can correct:
- Crooked teeth
- Teeth Crowding
- Open bite
- Gaps In Teeth
Your dentist here in Spring Lake Park can explain these conditions to you; if you are experiencing any of them, your dentist can let you know if Invisalign is a viable treatment option for you.
Are You A Good Candidate?
Now that you know the benefits of Invisalign, you’re probably wondering, “Am I a good candidate for Invisalign treatments?” Here are some points to consider:
- You’ll need to wear the aligners most of the day, preferably 22 hours or more.
- This treatment works best for older teenagers and adults, not children.
- Extremely crooked teeth, or significant bite issues, may require a different approach.
To Learn More About Invisalign
The best way to determine if you’re a good candidate for Invisalign is to make an appointment with a dentist here in the greater Minneapolis region and find out directly if this treatment can help you. Schedule your appointment with White Smiles Family Dentistry to learn more!
For quality, affordable dental care in Spring Lake Park, turn to White Smiles Family Dentistry.