Spring is here and summer is on its way, which means you have a lot of smiling to do. If you’re among many of the Americans embarrassed by your teeth, however, smiling doesn’t come easy. Maybe you’ve gotten whitening, and are finally satisfied by the color of your teeth, but can’t get over their crookedness. Braces would be a perfectly reasonable solution if it weren’t for the unseemly metal, and time. So what are your options?
Lucky for you, there’s Invisalign, an amazing development in orthodontics that can straighten teeth quicker than traditional braces.
How Does Invisalign Work?
Invisalign is the number one choice for orthodontic correction in adults. While traditional braces use brackets and wires that can easily break or cause damage to your cheeks and gums, Invisalign uses transparent BPA-free plastic that fits comfortably over your teeth. By utilizing the same principle as braces, Invisalign applies corrective pressure to your teeth over time through a series of clear, plastic aligners.
What Are the Benefits?
The most obvious benefit is time. While braces can take up to five years, Invisalign works within one to one and a half years. In some cases, Invisalign might work in as short as six months. Other benefits include: less pain, no dietary restrictions, and, of course, no visible wires or brackets, which can be especially embarrassing as an adult.
With Invisalign, There Are No Surprises
On your first appointment after you’ve chosen Invisalign, your dentist will use computer imaging to determine the amount of movement that will be required to properly align your teeth. By using this method, both you and your dentist will know exactly what to expect in the coming months, including how many tray rotations you will need.
Is Invisalign Right for You?
Are you tired of having crooked teeth? Were you not lucky enough for braces as a child? Are you getting married, and want to look your best? If you said yes to any of these questions, Invisalign may be right for you.
Invisalign is designed to treat mild to moderate orthodontic issues. The basics of orthodontic procedures is the ability of bone to repair and shift, and if you suffer from complications such as osteoporosis, the procedure becomes more difficult.
The best way to determine if Invisalign is right for you is scheduling an appointment with your dentist. There, you can discuss goals honestly, and create an action plan that fits you.
If you live in the Westchester, Peekskill, or Yorktown, New York area and would like to know if Invisalign ® is right for you, please contact Advanced Dentistry of Mohegan Lake to schedule an initial consultation today.