When Invisalign® first came out more than 20 years ago, many people wondered how they could possibly fix their smiles without brackets and wires. Now, Invisalign® has become one of the most trusted methods of orthodontics used by our prosthodontist.
Yet many people still have questions about whether or not Invisalign® is a good choice for their cosmetic treatment needs. If you are waffling between Invisalign® and a different type of orthodontic solution, consider some facts about clear braces.
Invisalign® Offers Discreet Teeth Movement
Many consumers are shocked to learn that their friends and colleagues wear Invisalign®. The clear, plastic aligners are created from thin, nearly invisible plastic. This makes them strong enough to consistently move teeth into a natural position, but practically see-through.
Both teenagers and adults appreciate being able to improve the appearance and location of their teeth without announcing to the world that they have braces.
Invisalign® Costs About the Same as Bracketed Braces
With Invisalign®, consumers can expect to pay around the same amount as they would for bracketed braces. The price of clear braces has regularly gone down thanks to newer technologies. If you have insurance that will pay for some or all orthodontic care, you may have only a small copay.
Invisalign® Works Very Quickly in Most Cases
For people who want to move their teeth fast, Invisalign® may be the right choice. Clear aligners assert just the right amount of force on the teeth, promoting quick—but safe—movements in tooth positions. Users switch out clear aligners approximately every two weeks, ensuring that movement remains steady.
Invisalign® Promotes Good Dental Hygiene
A huge issue for many wearers of traditional bracketed braces is how difficult it can be to keep teeth and gums free from cavity-causing plaque buildup. Getting dental floss under wires can be frustrating, and many wearers of metal and plastic braces simply forgo flossing.
Invisalign® aligners are removed during meals and not reinserted until the teeth and gums have been cleaned. Consequently, patients get the benefit of a cleaner, fresher mouth where decay is less likely to happen.
Getting a Consultation for Invisalign®
Are you interested in knowing all your choices when it comes to Invisalign® and other orthodontic treatments? Contact our prosthodontist who is trained to fix crooked smiles, tooth crowding, tooth gaps, and bite misalignments using the Invisalign® method. By this time next year, your smile could be totally revitalized—and your confidence, too.