Everyone wants great teeth and a picture-perfect smile, but not everyone truly feels confident about the appearance of their smiles. Our society places such great importance on physical beauty that when you fall short, even subjectively, it can actually harm you psychologically. So why don't more people take advantage of their treatment options for crooked smiles, crowding or unsightly gaps? One major reason is the fear that people have of traditional braces.
Although traditional braces have actually seen significant advancements in recent years, and are less obtrusive than ever, there is no denying that a stigma definitely exists regarding them. Fortunately, there is a treatment alternative to traditional braces. Known as Invisalign, this treatment can effectively straighten your teeth and offers numerous advantages over conventional braces.
Invisalign is a modern method that helps straighten teeth without the use of wires and brackets. Instead, clear plastic aligners snap over your teeth. Every couple of weeks, your aligners will be swapped out for a new set to continue straightening your teeth.
The thing that patients love about Invisalign is the way that it straightens their teeth without being detectable. You will need to wear Invisalign for 22 hours every day and during sleep. It could take as few as 20 weeks to complete your Invisalign treatment.
You can eat and drink most anything that you normally do, with a couple of exceptions. For example, drinking a lot of coffee can stain your Invisalign aligners, which defeats one of the key selling points of the system.
You will need to visit your dentist periodically so that we can assess your progress and make any necessary modifications. Once your Invisalign treatment has concluded, your fasteners can be removed.
As long as you have fully grown adult teeth, Invisalign should be an option for you. The best way to determine if Invisalign treatment is right for you is to schedule a consultation with us so that we can go over all of your treatment options.
If you have been looking for a way to correct crooked or misaligned teeth without the problems sometimes associated with traditional braces, Invisalign would probably make an optimal solution for you. Ask yourself if you would like to enhance your smile and self-confidence with a method that does not rely upon metal and wires. If you are ready to take your smile to the next level, contact Boulevard Dental of Palmdale, CA, today to schedule your Invisalign consultation.