Traditional metal braces are effective, but they come with a number of drawbacks, which many people want to avoid. For example, it can be difficult for patients to effectively clean their smiles around metal brackets and wires. And, of course, traditional braces are highly visible, and many people don’t want to wear unsightly metal braces for months or years.
The good news is that innovative Invisalign treatment overcomes many of these problems. This treatment is an attractive orthodontic option because…
It is totally metal-free! Invisalign moves teeth using clear plastic aligners; when in place, these aligners are practically invisible.
These orthodontic aligners are removable. While metal brackets are bonded to a patient’s enamel, Invisalign aligners can be taken out and put back in at will. It is important that you wear your aligners for as many hours of the day as possible, but you will take them out to eat and to clean your teeth.
The plastic of Invisalign aligners is smooth, so that your aligners will glide easily over the insides of your cheeks. Traditional braces are prone to cutting up and irritating a patient’s oral tissues, and this can be quite frustrating to live with.
There are also obvious aesthetic advantages to choosing clear plastic aligners over traditional metal braces. Invisalign aligners practically disappear once they are in place over your teeth; your smile is able to show through as you straighten your smile. If you are looking for a discreet way to improve your dental alignment, Invisalign may be perfect for you.
If you want to learn more about how Invisalign works, and for whom it is appropriate, please feel free to call our Toluca Lake Invisalign dentists or submit a question through our Contact Us page. You can also schedule a consultation with our dental team, so that you can get more personalized recommendations.