Many people consider braces on their quest for a beautiful smile but are not sure if they want to commit to the process of straightening their teeth. The orthodontic process can be quite daunting and can require more work on your part than is ideal. Braces can require extra care for your dental hygiene, frequent orthodontist appointments, and uncomfortable readjustments.
Luckily, traditional braces are no longer the only option available for those seeking a beautiful smile. Invisalign® braces are an excellent option for those who want straightened teeth but do not want the fact that they have braces to intrude on their daily life. At Peterson Family Dentistry, we are happy to discuss your Invisalign® options. To start off, take a look at our informational page about Invisalign® braces. Then let’s review the top five reasons why Invisalign® braces might be right for you.
Most people are interested in straightening their teeth to improve the appearance of their smile. Invisalign® braces can help achieve this goal by gradually shifting your teeth using a series of aligners. The result is a beautifully straight smile in a matter of 9-15 months on average.
Invisalign® braces also take into account your appearance during the teeth-straightening process. Understandably, many people would like the results of braces without the obvious appearance of metal brackets and wires. Invisalign® braces are clear plastic aligners that are not noticeable while you are smiling, talking, and going about your day. This makes Invisalign® braces a great choice for adults and teens.
A drawback of traditional metal braces is that they can be difficult to maintain. Dental hygiene becomes more difficult when you are trying to maneuver your toothbrush and floss around wires and brackets. Metal braces also require that you avoid many foods including anything sticky, crunchy, chewy, or foods that you have to bite down hard into.
Invisalign® braces are easy to maintain during the teeth-straightening process. The plastic aligners are easy to clean and you can brush and floss with ease. The primary trick to maintaining your dental hygiene and clean aligners is to brush and floss after every meal so that you are putting your aligners on clean teeth. Since the aligners can be removed, you never have to worry about your food choices affecting your braces.
Many people do not look forward to the process of getting braces and having to frequently go back to the orthodontist for adjustments. At Peterson Family Dentistry, we hope to make this process as convenient and easy as possible. You will be provided with dental aligners that you will wear for about 2 weeks each and only need to come in for a visit every 6 weeks or so, to ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned.
If you ask anyone who has had metal braces, they can be quite uncomfortable. When metal braces are adjusted, they can be painful for a few days after. Metal braces can also cause discomfort and irritation to the gums and cheeks, and be generally bothersome in daily life.
Unlike traditional metal braces, Invisalign® braces are designed with your comfort in mind. Each set of aligners is worn for about 2 weeks, making for a more gradual adjustment to the new sizes and shapes of your aligners. Our clear plastic aligners are also comfortable for the gums and mouth, and can easily be removed when you are eating or drinking so you do not need to avoid certain foods.
Ultimately, the best outcome of wearing braces is to have straight teeth in the end. Invisalign® has been proven to be an effective treatment in clinical research and orthodontic practices nationwide. In usually about a year (sometimes less), you can end up with the beautiful, straight smile you have dreamed of. Since Invisalign® are clear plastic aligners, you can also avoid any damage to your enamel that can sometimes be caused by adhered metal braces.
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If you have been considering your options for straightening your teeth at an affordable price, look no further than Peterson Family Dentistry for your orthodontic needs. We are happy to discuss your options with Invisalign® braces. Our staff would love to hear from you. Schedule your Invisalign® appointment today!