Invisalign: An Alternative to Metal Braces
Below are some advantages that have made Invisalign an ideal treatment:
The aligners are carefully custom-made to suit your needs. Our dentist at Dental Group of Bloomington will guide you through the process of making your aligners and answer any questions you may have during the initial appointment. Invisalign, however, is virtually invisible. Made of a clear material, it easily blends in with your natural teeth and doesn’t stand out the way conventional braces do, making them an ideal choice for those who want a low-profile treatment.
The clear and smooth material makes it a comfortable choice. With no metal rubbing against your inner cheeks or lips, the feeling is very different than wearing conventional metal braces.
Conventional metal braces can often trap food in its brackets or hard to reach places in the mouth, resulting in patients having to perform a more careful oral cleaning during treatment. Invisalign is built to be removable, making it easier for patients to enjoy certain foods or drinks as they can easily remove the aligners before eating hard candy or drinking coffee.
Unlike conventional braces, you can also remove Invisalign aligners on a special occasion or while taking pictures. Even when you do wear the aligners, they are clear, making them less noticeable than metal braces. Just make sure to reinsert the aligners back in place as it can take longer to align teeth if they are constantly being removed.
Treatment time varies from patient to patient depending on the severity of their misalignment. Talk to our dentist to find out how long this process will take in your specific case.
Invisalign aligners require maintenance just like other braces do. Whenever you take off the aligners, make sure you brush them properly under warm water before putting them on again. This prevents and removes any residual bacteria.
Some types of braces have come under scrutiny because of the suspected toxins they are said to release. If you are uncomfortable with the possible release of toxins that metal braces could provide, you will have peace of mind in knowing that Invisalign is BPA-free.
Many who have used Invisalign have reported great results in the alignment of their teeth. It is a method that has proven efficient and convenient, and has increased in popularity among those looking for a straight smile.
The developments in the world of cosmetic dentistry have allowed oral health professional to develop useful solutions to many dental problems, including the readjustment of twisted teeth and a less-than-ideal smile. Today, there are many dental procedures and treatments with their own advantages and disadvantages. Some procedures and treatments have proven so valuable and effective that they have stayed and have been adopted across the world.
For more information on these and other inquiries, visit our dentist at Dental Group of Bloomington in Bloomington, Illinois, for a professional dental consultation and service that will get you the smile you’ve always wanted. For further information about our services, please feel free to call us at 309-664-6666 for an appointment or come to our office today. Our dentist can answer any questions you might have.