Have you been told by a dentist that you need braces, but you don’t want a mouth full of metal? Most people, especially adults, are not thrilled about the idea of getting braces. If you’re particularly bothered by the appearance of braces, Invisalign might be a possible alternative for you.
Invisalign uses a series of clear plastic aligners that fit over the teeth and gradually shift them into place. For many patients Invisalign is an effective treatment option for misaligned teeth and bite issues. Wondering if Invisalign might be right orthodontic treatment for you? Consider these 5 benefits of Invisalign.
The number one reason patients choose Invisalign over traditional braces is the fact that it is virtually invisible. The aligners are made of clear plastic that is almost impossible to see unless you know that they’re there. You can wear them all day without any change to your appearance or speech. The creators of Invisalign believe that you shouldn’t let concerns about your appearance stop you from getting the orthodontic care you need. The result is a workable solution that straightens teeth without the metallic look.
Another major advantage to Invisalign is that the aligners can be removed. Simply take them out when you eat or brush your teeth. No need to worry about food getting stuck in your braces or having to brush your teeth after every meal. The aligners only need to be worn for 22 hours of the day to be effective, giving a break for meals, snacks, and dental care. You don’t have to change anything about your diet or avoid eating certain foods that are forbidden for braces-wearers.
The aligners are made of flexible, smooth plastic that is designed to fit your teeth very closely, making them more comfortable than hard, metal brackets of traditional braces. There are no sharp edges or wires that can stick out and poke the insides of your lips and cheeks or rub sores on your tongue. They are also designed to shift teeth more gently with less pain than metal braces.
Another benefit to Invisalign is that your dentist can provide you with this treatment. You don’t have to see an orthodontist for Invisalign because it is designed using computer software. Digital impressions of the teeth are used to create a complete set of aligners that are worn for different periods of time throughout treatment until the final result is achieved. Fewer follow-up visits are required during the treatment process than you would have with traditional braces.
5. Comparable Cost to Braces.
The cost of Invisalign is comparable to the cost of braces, so there’s no reason to choose one or the other for financial reasons. You can still expect to pay somewhere in the range of $3,000-$6,000 depending on factors such as your provider, where you live, and whether or not you have dental insurance that provides any coverage for braces.
Total Dental Care Provides a Complete Range of Orthodontic Services
Whether you’re interested in Invisalign or traditional braces, Total Dental Care offers orthodontic treatment of all kinds. With flexible options available, you can choose what’s right for you with recommendations from your dentist/orthodontist.
Call (240) 813-9111 today to schedule a consultation or request an appointment. We look forward to providing you and your family with complete dental and orthodontic care at one convenient location.