06 Feb Avoid Metal Wires and Brackets with Invisalign
Having straight teeth is more important for your dental health than a beautiful smile. However, many teens and adults are often more concerned about appearance and functionality than health concerns. But there is a way to achieve a great smile and healthy teeth without sacrificing aesthetics during treatment. Invisalign clear aligners provide results without metal wires and brackets.
An over bite, under bite, or cross bite can result in creating areas in the mouth where crooked teeth harbor bacteria increasing plaque build-up. This excessive plaque increases the likelihood for dental decay or gum disease. When teeth are straight, your tooth brush and floss have a better chance to reach those areas.
The advantages of Invisalign clear aligners over metal bands and brackets are numerous. They include:
Removable – Metal braces are cemented in place. They aren’t going anywhere until treatment is completed. Invisalign aligners are simply popped out to eat meals and snacks. This means no limits on what you can eat. Just put back when done.
Since they are removable, the daily oral hygiene regimen of brushing and flossing is easily completed without any metal obstacles.
Transparent – No one wants a mouthful of metal, but you can smile freely because these teeth straighteners are virtually invisible. The aligners are made from a clear material making your teeth straightening treatment indiscernible.
Comfortable – Metal wires can break poking into soft oral tissues or the metal bands can rub creating abrasions. This can’t happen with Invisalign because there are no metal or wires involved.
A consultation with our dentist will provide all the information you need to transform your misshapen teeth into a beautiful smile. Once you have been qualified for Invisalign, our dentist will take dental impressions, photographs, and x-rays.
These are the tools used by the Invisalign lab to fabricate a series of aligners using 3-D digital technology. The aligners are replaced every couple of weeks with subtle changes allowing teeth to be gently repositioned to correct the bite.
Aligners are designed to be worn a minimum of twenty to twenty-two hours every day to keep the straightening process on track.
At the conclusion of treatment, the patient will have a beautiful smile. But the ultimate reward is the potential for healthy teeth and gums improved to last a lifetime.
Call our team today at 512-200-7422 and set up a consultation with our skilled dental team.