You have a problem with your teeth.
Maybe your teeth are crooked. Maybe you have gaps between your teeth. Maybe your teeth are crowded together. Maybe you have an underbite, an overbite, or a crossbite.
Whatever your issue, you want it fixed. You want your teeth to be straight because you know that will improve your smile. The problem is you don’t want to wear braces. At this stage in your life, you think braces would have a negative effect on your career. That’s why we want you to visit our dentist office in Plano, TX. You can learn about Invisalign during a consultation with our team at Plano Smile Studio.
The Problems With Braces
Adult orthodontics have become increasingly popular for many reasons. Some people are now in a position where they can the treatment to fix things that have bothered them for years. Other people may have had orthodontic treatment as teenagers, but they have experienced relapse, which means their teeth are moving back toward their original positions. At the same time, you may be concerned about how your co-workers, clients, or customers will react if they see you wearing braces. You can’t hide when you have metal brackets and wires attached to your teeth.
It’s understandable if you don’t think that will project the professional image you want to portray.
Another issue that may make you hesitate to get braces is the fact that the average treatment lasts about two years. That may be a longer time than you are willing to live with metal in your mouth.
Is Invisalign The Answer?
Still, you would like to have your teeth straightened. You are ready to see a different smile in the mirror. You just wish you could complete the treatment sooner and more discreetly. This is where Invisalign may be just what you have been looking for. Invisalign is sometimes called clear braces. It may be able to give you results that are comparable to traditional braces in about half the time.
How Invisalign Works
You may be wondering how this is possible. Invisalign works in a different way than braces.
We already mentioned how traditional braces work. Brackets are attached to your teeth, and wires connect the brackets together. This allows braces to pull and push your teeth into new positions. Invisalign uses a series of plastic aligners instead of brackets and wires. Each aligner pushes your teeth a little closer to being straight. We should also mention that each aligner is clear. This makes them virtually transparent when you are wearing them. Most people you meet will not notice that you have anything over your teeth, which makes Invisalign more acceptable to wear in professional situations.
Now we know that Invisalign works faster than traditional braces. We also know that it is less visible than metal braces. But those aren’t the only advantages. Here are few more reasons you may find Invisalign easier to handle as an orthodontic treatment:
• Invisalign is simple.
We’ve already mentioned the series of transparent aligners that you will wear during your Invisalign treatment. To keep your teeth moving, all you need to do is change your aligners as needed. Generally, this is every two weeks. With braces, you will have to return to the dentist or orthodontist every time your braces need to be adjusted.
• Invisalign can be removed.
Braces will be on your teeth 24 hours a day, every day, until your treatment is complete. Again, that could last two years or more. With Invisalign, you do need to wear the aligners for at least 22 hours per day for the best results. Another way to look at this is you can remove the aligners for up to two hours every day.
• You don’t have to change you diet with Invisalign.
Many people think this is one of the biggest advantages of Invisalign. With braces, you have to avoid certain foods. Hard, crunchy, and chewy foods can get stuck between your wires or cause your brackets to come loose. With Invisalign, you can remove your aligner whenever you sit down to eat. This means you won’t have to give up any of your favorite foods during your treatment.
Get Started With A Consultation
The only way to find out if Invisalign will work for you is to talk to someone who can evaluate you misalignment issues. Plano Smile Studio would be happy to do that for you. If you live in or near Plano, TX, call us at 972-398-2550 or fill out our online appointment form to get started.