Not everyone is blessed with flawless teeth. Overlapping, crooked teeth are mostly the reasons people are getting orthodontics and cosmetic dentistry done.
It’s never too late to have that perfect smile. Even adults are getting braces these days, sometimes even traditional ones. But, more people are getting their teeth straightened by using Invisalign® –a breakthrough in dental technology.
Many dental practices are now offering Invisalign®. To learn more about this treatment, American Family Orthodontics shares some information below:
Aesthetics and Functionality
One of the most obvious benefits of Invisalign® is it being a visually pleasant treatment to straighten your teeth. With traditional braces, you are stuck with unmovable metal in your mouth, visible to everyone that you encounter. For adults, this is also crucial to their chosen method of straightening their teeth, as the choice between being a metal mouth and clear aligners affect a person’s self-confidence.
But, for it to work, you actually have to wear them at least 20 hours a day – 22 hours being the most ideal.
Comfort and Convenience
With your clear aligners in place, you won’t have to worry about wires snagging on the tissues of your lips and the inside of your cheeks. The only time you will feel a bit of discomfort is when you have them adjusted periodically for your teeth to shift to their required position.
It is also easy to keep clean compared to traditional braces where you have to meticulously floss and brush around the wires.
While wearing these aligners, you might lose weight because you will end up being conscious of all the eating and brushing you have to do. You are obliged to brush your teeth after every meal.
But, this may not be the best treatment for everyone. Invisalign® can correct issues like crooked teeth, gaps, and minor malocclusions, but for complex needs and severe problems, traditional braces may be necessary. Consult with your orthodontist about the right treatment for you.