A great smile is important for many reasons. Not the least of which is because it gives patients a great boost of confidence in their personal, social, and professional lives. Often adult patients who have misaligned teeth believe that they must either live with their smile as it is, or resort to traditional orthodontics with metal brackets, sharp wires, and colorful rubber bands. Because many patients would be more self-conscious about the braces than their misalignment many choose not to undergo treatment.
However, Dr. Gordon Kent of the Smile Center in Buffalo, NY advises his patients in the 14255 area that they have another option. Invisalign orthodontic treatment is a popular choice among adults who want to change their smile but don’t want braces. With Invisalign, the teeth are gently shifted into the proper position using clear alignment trays. While not completely invisible, most people won’t be able to tell that you’re wearing them.
In addition to helping you achieve a smile that you can be proud of, Invisalign offers patients several other key advantages over traditional metal braces:
- Comfort: Instead of sharp brackets that can scratch or cut the inside of the mouth, Invisalign uses comfortable clear plastic trays. Patients find the trays comfortable to wear while working, speaking, exercising, sleeping, and nearly all of their daily activities.
- Removability: While the trays are comfortable enough to wear nearly 24 hours a day, they can be removed while eating. Many patients with traditional braces complain about not being able to eat their favorite foods during the years of treatment. With Invisalign the trays come out for eating so patients don’t have to give up those favorite food items. Additionally, the trays are removed for brushing and cleaning leading to better overall oral health.
- Less time in the dentist’s chair: With traditional orthodontics patients need to visit the dentist or orthodontist every four weeks to have the wires tightened and brackets checked. With Invisalign, patients follow a predetermined series of trays, swapping one out for the next every two weeks. This means fewer checkups and less time away from work or family.
Invisalign is a great alternative to braces for patients with minor misalignment issues. To find out if you’re a candidate for Invisalign, call the Smile Center today.