Invisalign is an exciting innovation in the field of orthodontics. If you have been wanting to get your teeth straightened, but have been avoiding it because you don't want to wear traditional braces, you just don't like the thought of metal wires and brackets to contend with, or you're self-conscious about people seeing you with braces on, you should schedule an appointment to come in and see our 10901 orthodontist. You will discover that Invisalign has a number of impressive benefits that are likely to change how you think about having orthodontic treatment.
While sometimes called invisible braces, it is more precise to call Invisalign a system of clear aligners. Depending on your unique situation, you might wear from as few as 12 to as many as 48 aligners during the course of your treatment. Each is custom crafted using advanced 3-D computer technology and plays its specific role in the task of guiding your teeth into a more ideal position. You wear an aligner for two weeks and then you discard it in favor of the next one. Unlike old-fashioned metal braces, Invisalign is removable. You wear them all day and night, even while you sleep, however. You take your aligner out only to eat, brush, and floss. And because they are made by our 10901 orthodontist with clear plastic, unless someone is right up close, they will have no idea that you're wearing anything at all on your teeth. And even then, it's not obvious. You can go about your business without the bother of other people commenting or asking questions about your braces. Also, since you remove your aligners while you eat, you won't have to restrict yourself from any foods.
Many people seek out orthodontic care because they find their crooked or misaligned teeth to be unsightly. But discomfort can also be a part of the equation. In addition, it is more challenging to floss between crooked teeth properly, meaning you are more susceptible to the possibility of tooth decay or gum disease when your teeth aren't in their proper position. With Invisalign, our 10901 orthodontist can solve all of those problems for you.
By Baruch B. Lifshitz, D.D.S.
April 28, 2019