Invisalign® aligners are a series of clear removable aligners that gradually straighten your teeth. They offer a chance at a straighter smile without the inconveniences of traditional wire braces. Invisalign aligners are made of flexible plastic, making them virtually invisible. Clear aligners are a great smile-straightening solution for teens and adults who might feel uncomfortable with the look of traditional braces.
Invisalign is a custom-made solution for your teeth in which your doctor will map out the exact movements of your teeth. The aligners are designed according to the shape and spacing of your unique set of teeth. Using the iTero Element 2 scanner, your doctor can take a quick and easy 3D scan and begin planning and customizing your Invisalign journey!
Besides these advantages, here are a few more reasons to consider Invisalign:
Invisalign is comfortable because it is smooth, without any sharp edges. The aligners fit perfectly without all the cheek and lip sores that can commonly occur with metal braces from irritation.
They don’t interfere with regular brushing and flossing like traditional metal braces do. The aligner is simply removed to allow you to brush and floss. Whereas with metal braces, you need to use floss threaders in addition to your floss to help you clean in between your teeth and prevent cavities.
Since they are virtually invisible, many people might not be able to tell that you have them on. This allows you the opportunity to continue going around smiling and carrying yourself with confidence. No more closed-lip smiles and you don’t have to stress about that wedding or job interview around the corner.
You will have to continue to see a dentist to track treatment progress and have your routine cleanings and checkups. However, the visits are far less frequent than those required when you are wearing conventional braces.
You can eat whatever you wish. You simply need to take the aligners out and put them back on when you’re done. With traditional braces, you can have difficulty eating, and many foods must be avoided. For example, you cannot have chips, popcorn, pretzels, apples, nuts, etc. But, you don’t need to make these personal sacrifices with Invisalign.
Many people want quick and easy results without the expense. Some companies have taken advantage of this and are offering cheap alternatives such as mail-order aligners. Instead of seeing a dentist or orthodontist trained in tooth movement, these companies deliver aligners straight to your home. This eliminates the need for doctor visits but also eliminates the supervision that is required for safe teeth movement to attain the best outcome for you. Many people that have completed DIY aligners complain that they have developed significant teeth problems after treatment. These problems can include gum disease, tooth decay, tooth fracture, and bite problems. So, in the quest to save money, many people have ended up with complications. Please do not compromise the standards of your dental and orthodontic care and leave it to the professionals!
Find out more about the benefits of Invisalign, visit Hamlin Modern Dentistry in Winter Garden, FL at (407) 993-6370 to book your appointment today.