The word “orthodontics” might conjure up visions of silvery braces and elastic bands, but exciting advances in orthodontic care have made it possible to now straighten teeth almost invisibly. Unlike traditional braces, aesthetic orthodontic appliances from Invisalign are both clear and removable, providing a unique set of benefits to the wearer.
Invisalign uses custom-made aligners to treat misalignments of the teeth and jaws. The aligners are clear, removable appliances, which are used in series to gradually straighten teeth. They look a lot like teeth-whitening trays, but are specially designed to apply controlled force to teeth, moving them sequentially and incrementally, throughout the course of treatment. Invisalign aligners are made from strong, clear, medical-grade plastic that provide a comfortable, unnoticeable fit – without any bands or wires that could irritate your mouth or affect your speech.
Invisalign also solves one of the greatest inconveniences of traditional braces: having to avoid hard or sticky foods for the duration of your treatment. With removable aligners, you’re free to eat whatever you want, whenever you want. Simply take your aligners out prior to eating. That’s how easy it is to enjoy an apple, corn on the cob, or a piece of grandma’s sticky caramel.
Most importantly, without bands or metal in the treatment mix, it’s easy to maintain great oral hygiene. Brushing and flossing are unaffected by Invisalign, so these practices can continue at every stage of your treatment. The aligners are easy to rinse and brush, as well.
What is Invisalign?
The Invisalign teeth straightening system is a popular custom series of aligner trays that straighten teeth. Some of the features that make Invisalign a preferred method for teeth straightening include being comfortable, smooth, and almost invisible while being worn.
How can Invisalign work for me?
The Invisalign approach to teeth straightening is a great alternative to traditional metal braces, which can be very painful and cause ongoing problems, such as discomfort, trouble eating, tooth decay from restricted access during brushing, and bracket breakage. Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign’s custom created by your Phoenix dentist do not have any metal, and the series of aligners gradually shift and straighten teeth over time, based on a specific plan and schedule.
What is the advantage of Invisalign over other treatment options?
For those interested in alternative teeth straightening options to metal braces, an Invisalign consultation with their local dentist may be advantageous. Not only is Invisalign less invasive than other traditional straightening methods, but it is almost virtually undetectable while being worn. The process simply involves wearing the invisible aligners, which will be replaced with a new set of aligners every few weeks based on a specific treatment plan. In addition to retaining the natural look of teeth while being worn, Invisalign also does not restrict what foods can be consumed while wearing the aligners. Some of the foods restricted with traditional braces include crusty bread, pizza crust, apples, and popcorn.
What does the Invisalign process look like?
It is recommended to visit a Phoenix dentist who is experienced at Invisalign dentistry to ensure proper treatment and best results. As the American Dental Association (ADA) reveals, the straightening of teeth can have a significant positive effect on overall dental health. After having an initial consultation with a well trained Invisalign dentist in Phoenix, your Invisalign dentist will take x-rays and impressions of your teeth, which will be used to create a digital image and create a personal treatment plan. Based on the treatment plan, the custom-made series of clear aligners will be created.
What are the benefits of visiting an experienced Invisalign dentist?
An experienced and trained Invisalign dentist is highly recommended to ensure the Invisalign process is planned and executed correctly during treatment. During Invisalign treatment, regular checkups with your local dentist every six weeks are recommended. Contact the experienced dental team at Biltmore Commons Dental Care to schedule a consultation and learn more about Invisalign today.