In the past, the only option for people who had crooked or misaligned teeth was to wear metal braces for at least two years. This also meant following many food restrictions. Invisalign Orthodontics gives you a better option. The clear plastic aligners make it possible for you to disguise treatment, and total treatment time is usually only nine to 15 months. Since you can remove Invisalign trays as needed, you won’t have to abide by any food restrictions.
Invisalign Orthodontics is the brand name of a set of customized clear plastic aligners. You wear an aligner for about two weeks and then replace it with another one. This places constant pressure on your teeth so they move into their new position. You never have to bother with wires or metal. Before we can complete your customized set of aligners, your dentist takes an impression of your upper and lower teeth along with your jaws and gums. These impressions aid in the treatment planning process.
What’s the Right Age for Invisalign Orthodontics?
If you didn’t get braces during your teenage years, you might assume that it’s too late for you to get the straight smile you have always wanted. Fortunately, this isn’t the case. Invisalign is an attractive treatment option for adults who don’t want to wear metal braces associated with teenagers. It can also be a good choice for orthodontic patients of the traditional age. We understand younger patients have active lifestyles and we create their aligners to fit into it.
The Benefits of Straightening Your Teeth Go Beyond the Cosmetic
Feeling dissatisfied with your smile might be the original reason you sought orthodontic treatment. There’s no question that Invisalign helps people improve their appearance. However, it has several important oral health benefits as well. When you have properly aligned teeth, it’s less likely you will experience cracks, breaks, or the pain associated with TMJ. Crooked or misaligned teeth are difficult to keep clean, leading to an increased risk of bone loss, gum recession, gum disease, and the loss of one or more teeth. Finally, having properly aligned teeth greatly reduces your risk of tooth decay.
Most dental insurance companies finance at least some of the cost of Invisalign as long as treatment isn’t purely cosmetic. We will provide you with a quote during your consultation as well as information about various financing options. You can also pay for your orthodontic treatment with pre-tax dollars if you have an established Health Savings Account.