When teeth are lost or when wisdom teeth come in, our teeth may shift, which can lead to both malocclusion and misalignment. The traditional method for correcting these common issues is with metal braces. Pre-teens and teenagers are the typical demographic for braces. However, if you are older and worried about how metal braces will not only affect your appearance but also your confidence, your trusted dentist has another option for you. Invisalign provides patients with flexibility and peace of mind in contrast to the metallic rigidity of braces.
To create the tailored clear trays that make Invisalign discreet, your dentist will make impressions of your teeth. In our office, the impressions are then “uploaded” to a state-of-the-art 3D imaging device so that your trays will capture every detail of the surface of your teeth. Once you are given your trays, you will wear them at all times of day, with the exception of when you are eating, brushing, or flossing. Every two weeks, you will change to a new set of trays that will further correct your teeth.
Beyond the obvious benefit of having corrective trays that are clear, there are other pros when choosing Invisalign. Since braces are fixed, they can be very hard to clean around. If brushing and flossing isn’t done just right, once the braces are removed, stains and even decay can be readily apparent on the enamel. The removable trays make the cleaning process easier and more efficient. Also with braces, certain foods are off limits. With Invisalign, there are no food restrictions.
Most dental insurance plans cover a portion of orthodontic treatment. If you are worried that Invisalign may be out of your price range, call today and we will work with you on a financial plan. We believe having the smile you desire shouldn’t be denied to you simply because of monetary concerns.
To schedule an appointment with your Invisalign experienced dentist, call today.