Whether a teenager or adult, few people relish the thought of wearing metal braces to achieve perfectly aligned, straight teeth. While they’re certainly effective and often used by dentists today, teeth straightening with Invisalign is preferred by many patients. Why? The process of achieving a beautiful smile doesn’t have to involve wearing braces which are obvious for years. Considering Invisalign is nearly invisible, you can achieve a perfect smile without others ever knowing you are undergoing treatment!
Not only are braces visibly obvious, there are certain issues wearers have to deal with including avoiding certain foods. Teeth straightening with Invisalign offers several advantages over traditional or metal braces, including:
- You can eat popcorn and other foods you enjoy without worry
- Easily remove aligners when you want
- Brushing and flossing your teeth is easier, and allows for improved periodontal health
- More comfortable, as aligners are made of smooth plastic rather than metal
- Fewer visits to your orthodontist to interrupt your schedule
- No difficulty eating your favorite foods, including nuts, apples, pizza crust, chips, and more
For teens, appearance is highly important; crooked teeth or an overbite can spoil an otherwise attractive person’s looks. Many socially active adults or those with successful careers cannot imagine wearing traditional or metal braces for months or even years. Teeth straightening with Invisalign is an option chosen by many today because it is an effective method of achieving straight, beautiful teeth without everyone they come in contact with being aware of it.
How does the process work?
Achieving a beautiful smile with Invisalign is a simple process. First, you will set up an initial consultation with Dr. O’Neil, so that it can be determined whether you are a good candidate for Invisalign teeth straightening. Once it is decided that this method is right for you, a digital 3-D image will be created through impressions, x-rays, and images of your teeth. This makes it possible to determine a precise treatment plan for your particular needs, and reveals to the doctor the exact movements of your teeth.
Once your treatment plan is decided upon, you will begin wearing Invisalign aligners which are manufactured of a non-irritating BPA-free plastic that’s comfortable and smooth. These aligners can be removed when you eat, brush and/or floss your teeth, etc. In most cases, patients will switch to a new aligner approximately every two weeks. Each aligner is a bit different from the one before it, as each is designed to gradually shift your teeth into position. The best part of all is that most people never notice that you are wearing Invisalign because they’re virtually invisible!
There are several techniques available today which help people with crooked or protruding teeth, gapped or crowded teeth, and those with more serious issues such as an overbite or underbite achieve straighter, more beautiful teeth. While Invisalign is not the solution in every situation, it is effective in most cases.
Would you love to have a more beautiful smile and perfectly straight teeth? If you’re interesting in learning more about teeth straightening with Invisalign, make an appointment with Dr. O’Neil at Blue Valley Cosmetic & Family Dentistry in Overland Park today. Enjoy a feeling of confidence even while in the process of gaining an amazing smile!