Invisalign: An Orthodontic Treatment Option for the Working Professional
Metal bands and brackets are uncomfortable for anyone required to undergo teeth straightening. But for patients that failed to have their smile enhanced as a child; or for those who have experienced a relapse following straightening treatment, Invisalign clear aligners provide a means to achieve straight teeth and a beautiful smile without the stigma associated with metal braces.
This is particularly critical for the working professional who is looking for a discreet orthodontic treatment option. With Invisalign aligners, the only people aware you are straightening your teeth are you, your dentist, and anyone you wish to inform.
Having straight teeth is advantageous for multiple reasons. You will not only enjoy a beautiful smile but you will reap the benefits that straight teeth afford. Crooked teeth harbor areas where bacteria can multiply leading to the potential for dental decay and gum disease. A cross bite, over bite, or under bite can also lead to other issues including teeth grinding and jaw clenching.
Advantages to Invisalign over metal bands and brackets include:
Clear – The aligners provide transparency in that they are clear.
Comfortable – The aligners are strong enough to gently reposition teeth to their correct occlusion, but since there is no metal or wires, oral abrasions to soft mouth tissues are eliminated.
Removable – This is a huge advantage. All the foods and snacks you enjoyed before teeth straightening remain on the menu as the aligners are taken out for eating. This also makes the daily oral hygiene regimen of brushing and flossing easier to accomplish.
Convenient – Instead of visiting the dentist to have wires tightened to keep teeth straightening on track, Invisalign clear aligners are replaced every two weeks. The aligners are fabricated to be updated which will keep teeth moving to their correct placement.
The young professional can enjoy all the advantages available to others even though they may be undergoing orthodontic treatment. Wearing the aligners twenty to twenty-two hours every day will accomplish the same result that wearing metal braces 24/7 will achieve. But the advantages with Invisalign are so numerous, the choice is apparent.
To find out if you are a candidate for Invisalign, contact Erickson Dental at 972-717-0077 and schedule your informative consultation today.