Crooked teeth aren’t just a childhood issue. In fact, many patients who’ve never needed orthodontic treatment can suddenly find that their teeth have grown out of alignment for a variety of reasons. As an adult, you might hesitate at the prospect of wearing metal braces for the next couple of years to straighten your smile. But with Invisalign® clear braces, you can benefit from a straighter smile without having to put up with obtrusive metal braces.
They’re virtually invisible.
Invisalign® clear braces are not braces by the conventional definition. On the contrary, they’re custom-designed aligners made from virtually invisible acrylic that fit comfortably and discreetly over your teeth. Instead of relying on brackets and wires to guide your teeth into straighter positions, Invisalign® aligners are designed to gently nudge your teeth as you progress through them.
They’re temporarily removable.
After a couple of weeks, you’ll change your Invisalign® aligners for the next ones in the series. You can also temporarily remove them so you can continue to eat the foods you love, or to ensure your confidence while taking a photograph. Unlike traditional brackets and wires, which are semi-permanently bonded onto your teeth, the aligners slip on and off of your teeth easily.
They’re better for your hygiene.
Besides eating, removable aligners also make it easier to effectively brush and floss your teeth twice a day. Braces require special care and attention, as well as an interdental cleaner in addition to your toothbrush, to properly clean around them. By contrast, Invisalign® allows you to brush your teeth and clean your aligners without obstruction.
Find Out if You Can Benefit from Invisalign®
If your teeth are crooked, then find out if you can benefit from Invisalign® treatment instead of traditional braces. To speak with your dentist, schedule a visit by calling our dental office in Sunnyvale, CA at (408) 720-0900, or toll free at (877) 9-DENTAL.