What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is just as its name suggests, an almost invisible way to align your crooked teeth, and is an attractive alternative to metal braces for adults and teens.
Differences Between Invisalign & Traditional Braces
Traditional braces are placed on the teeth, adjusted at regular intervals, are noted to be painful at times and have a negative impact on self esteem due to appearance of “metal mouth”. Teeth are difficult to keep clean due to wires against the teeth, food gets stuck and there are restrictions as to what you can and cannot eat due to risk of damage to wires. These are still an option and may be the only choice for those with a need for more severe dental alterations.
More Convenience with Invisalign
Invisalign braces are custom designed aligners, made specially for you after a 3D image is captured by scanning your teeth. These Invisalign trays are worn for two weeks at a time. Each subsequent tray is made with the teeth a little straighter until you reach your goal. Aligners are worn for 22 hours each day only being removed for brushing teeth after eating or drinking anything but water. Then they should be replaced immediately. This allows you to eat any food you want without resulting in damage to your device. You have access to your teeth without any barriers so cleaning is easier. Neglecting to clean your teeth thoroughly or properly clean your trays as required will cause them to discolor. Invisalign braces provides more comfort than metal braces due to its smooth finish.
Commitment will Result in a Successful Outcome
Commitment is an integral part of a successful outcome. If you tend to not follow instructions you will not have the results you hope for. Invisalign must be worn 22 hours each day to prevent the teeth from regressing. You must remove the aligner before eating or drinking anything other than water. You must brush and floss your teeth after every snack or meal. Nothing but water will enter your mouth without performing this complete procedure. Some wearers have experienced weight loss due to snacking less often. Whiter teeth and better oral hygiene habits have developed during this treatment program. Invisalign can not only give you a more attractive smile and increase confidence in your appearance, it can change your life. For this to happen you have to be willing to make the life changes necessary for success.
Schedule Your Invisalign Consultation Today!
Are you a Garner resident and interested in seeking out invisible braces? To schedule your Invisalign consult and to see if it’s the right solution for you, give White Oak Family Dentistry in Garner, NC a call at 919.986.0151.