Invisalign® is a custom-made aligner and one of the most convenient ways to straighten teeth. It is an orthodontic treatment that keeps the teeth from shifting out of place by moving and properly aligning the teeth for a beautiful smile. Better aesthetics are the most appealing part of any revolutionary treatment method and that is why the clear plastic aligner appeals to over five million orthodontic patients worldwide.
For example, patients can remove the aligners when brushing, flossing, drinking or eating; a significant the advantage over cumbersome, conventional braces that not only complicate oral care but are prone to damage when eating hard or chewy foods (i.e. beef jerky, corn on the cob, crunchy taco shells, and so on).
Patients who use Invisalign® aligners can straighten their teeth without the embarrassing look of metal brackets and wires which takes away from the natural charm of their smile because the mouth trays look transparent and nearly invisible. The plastic aligners are also very gentle on cheeks and gums, unlike braces which have sharp edges that can cut or scrape the inside of the mouth. This Invisalign® is usually computer-generated from an impression of the patient’s teeth, captured by a dentist or an orthodontist with the fitting being unique to each patient only.
Invisalign vs Traditional Braces
We all want great looking teeth, but for many reasons, many people never really feel confident in their smiles. The effects can be socially and psychologically damaging, so why don’t more people get treatment for crooked smiles, crowding or unsightly gaps? One major reason, according to most of them, is a fear of traditional braces.
It’s not hard to see why, even though the end result is a beautiful smile, traditional wire braces bring a compendium of issues including irritations and limitations on your diet, regular maintenance and of course, their ghastly look. Thankfully, Michelle Hedgecock, DDS offer it and we’ll explore common questions about Invisalign and tell you everything you need to know before calling or visiting a dentist.