Have you spent years wanting to hide your smile, because you are so embarrassed by the noticeable spacing between some of your teeth, overlapping, or an underbite or overbite? There are a variety of reasons many adults might find themselves with crooked or misaligned teeth, from missing out on orthodontic care in their younger years, to shifts in the teeth’s alignment after tooth loss or even caused by aging, or even a failure to wear a mouthguard as prescribed by their orthodontist. Fortunately, modern advancements in dentistry make it possible to improve a smile’s alignment without the embarrassment, or often discomfort, of wearing metal braces. So, if you are finally ready to do something to achieve the straighter smile of which you’ve been dreaming, it is time to speak with your cosmetic dentist about how Invisalign treatment could help.
Do You Want Straighter Teeth Without Braces?
If you know you would like straighter or simply better aligned teeth, you may have already considered getting braces, but there are a variety of reasons many adults shy away from wearing traditional braces. One, is that metal braces are easily spotted, and many adults are embarrassed by the idea of walking around their offices or workplaces with visible orthodontia. Secondly, many patients find traditional braces uncomfortable, because of the metal that is used. Finally, eating can be particularly problematic when traditional braces are being worn. That is because food particles, as well as bacteria, can be stuck in the teeth. Braces can also make dental hygiene more difficult.
Enjoy a Beautiful Smile
Invisalign is a form of orthodontic treatment that relies on a series of clear aligner trays made of BPA-free plastic, instead of metal braces, to help straighten the teeth gradually over time. These trays should be worn during the vast majority of one’s days, approximately 20 to 22 hours each day. That said, they actually can be removed for mealtimes and in order to brush and floss the teeth each day. Many patients also find them more comfortable than traditional braces.
Of course, one of the most obvious benefits of Invisalign is that the trays can be worn discreetly, allowing patients to have confidence even as their teeth are being straightened.