Invisalign offers a simple way to straighten your teeth, but you may be wondering if the clear brace system is as effective as traditional systems. Dr. Richard Rowan, your Mariposa and Merced, CA orthodontist, explains how Invisalign works.
Invisalign offers a clear advantage
The Invisalign system uses removable aligner trays instead of wires and brackets to move teeth. Because the aligner trays are clear, many people may not even be aware that you are wearing braces. The tray are made of comfortable plastic and are worn for approximately 20 hours every day.
Invisalign is effective at correcting orthodontic issues
When you wear traditional braces, adjustments to the wires are needed to help the teeth move into the proper alignment. There are no adjustments when you use the Invisalign brace system. Although you'll still need to visit your Mariposa and Merced orthodontist periodically, movement will take place gradually, thanks to the series of aligners you'll wear. Every two weeks, you'll begin using a new set of aligners.
Invisalign is a good choice if you have an:
- Open bite
- Gaps between teeth
Invisalign corrects the same issues as traditional braces and is a good choice if you have mild to moderate orthodontic problems. If your alignment problem is severe, traditional braces may be a better option.
Invisalign offers several benefits
Invisalign offers benefits that traditional benefits can't, including:
More Food Choices: Traditional brace wearers must avoid popcorn, sticky candy and hard foods because these foods can damage wires and brackets or become stuck in them. You won't have to worry about these issues with Invisalign because you'll remove your trays to eat and drink.
A Break: Sometimes it just isn't convenient to wear braces, even if they're clear. When you choose the Invisalign brace system, you can remove the trays when you attend a special event or play sports.
Simple Oral Hygiene Routine: Cleaning wires and brackets can be a time-consuming job. When you wear Invisalign, you can brush and floss as usual without worrying about wires and brackets. Although it's important to keep your aligner trays clean, cleaning only takes a few minute each day.
Ready to find out if Invisalign is a good choice for you. Call Dr. Rowan, your Mariposa and Merced, CA dentist, at (209) 384-3223 to schedule an appointment. Improve your smile with Invisalign!