If you have always had crooked teeth, but have never had traditional braces for one reason or another and are now finally ready to do something about it, consider Invisalign to straighten your teeth. Or perhaps you did have braces as a teen but now your teeth are starting to drift back to their old position.
Many professionals are turning to Invisalign to give them that great smile they always wanted, yet doesn’t make them look like a kid just starting out. Face it; traditional braces with their multi-colored rubber bands and the shiny tin grin just don’t look very professional. In a world where looks can be the difference between getting the promotion, and possibly losing your job, you have to be careful. Invisalign is completely unnoticeable by anyone but your own self. Completely clear, your teeth will be straightened and nobody will be the wiser.
Invisalign consists of several aligners that are crystal clear and custom made for your teeth. They are very comfortable and generally remove with ease after a little practice. Ask your dental practitioner for any tips to removal as soon as you put the first aligner in place, before you leave the office.
Invisalign has many advantages, other than cosmetic, over traditional braces. Because they can be removed, cleaning your teeth is much easier. With traditional braces, you absolutely cannot floss your teeth and end of relying on water being flushed between the braces and your teeth to get them as clean as possible. Even brushing after every meal can still lead to gum disease with traditional braces. Simply remove the Invisalign aligner, and brush and floss your teeth. You do have to remove the aligner when you are eating, so brushing after meals simply becomes routine.
Invisalign aligners are switched out approximately every two weeks. Every aligner is different, and works in different ways to bring your teeth into line as quickly and efficiently as possible. You do have to wear them as specified or your treatment will be slowed down a great deal. However, an additional benefit to Invisalign braces is that is you have a very special occasion to attend, you can take them out for the few hours you need to.
Invisalign Teen is a great way for your teen to get their teeth straightened without being ostracized by his or her peers. To help make sure that your teen is wearing their aligners as they need to, they come with Blue Dot Wear Indicator that should fade to clear over a period of two weeks. This makes it easier for parents to track the time their teen is putting into straightening their teeth. Worried that your teen will lose the clear aligners? Fear not, Invisalign includes 6 replacement aligners to put your mind at ease. Many offices report that teens are even more compliant and responsible than most adult patients.
If you are considering braces for you or your child, talk to your dental professional and see if Invisalign is an option for you. Nobody will know that you are straightening your teeth, your teeth and gums will be healthier in the long run because they will be able to be cleaned properly, and you will find renewed confidence in yourself, as will your child.