Crooked teeth can lower self-esteem. You worry that people are constantly judging you when you speak or smile. You want to straighten your teeth, but as an adult, you’re afraid a mouth full of metal will be just as embarrassing as crooked teeth.
Do you live with a bad smile to avoid adult braces? Yes, With Invisalign at Emerick Orthodontics, you can get straight teeth.
What Is Invisalign?
Unsightly metal braces were once the only option for straightening teeth. Thanks to orthodontic advancements and Invisalign, you can straighten your teeth without metal brackets and wires.
Invisalign replaces metal braces. They are clear plastic aligners that straighten and align teeth. Treatment involves aligners. You’ll wear each aligner for a set amount of time until your teeth are straightened.
Invisalign vs. Traditional Braces.
Invisalign is better than traditional braces. If you have crooked teeth, consider Invisalign over traditional braces.
Clear Invisalign is transparent and virtually invisible. With this orthodontic treatment, you won’t feel embarrassed by metal wires and brackets. While having your teeth straightened, you won’t be embarrassed to smile.
Painful traditional braces. Metal brackets and wires can cut your cheeks, lips, and tongue. Smooth Invisalign aligners prevent oral injuries while straightening teeth.
Without standard braces, your orthodontic treatment can’t be finished. Since wires and brackets can collect dirt and debris, you should avoid certain foods while wearing braces. Invisalign aligners can be removed to eat corn on the cob, apples, nuts, and gum. Aligners can be removed for two hours a day (however, the less you remove them, the better.)
Better oral hygiene is another benefit of removable Invisalign. Food, plaque, and bacteria can get stuck under traditional braces. Bad breath and tooth decay can result. You can remove Invisalign aligners to brush and floss normally.
Results are clearer.
Standard braces make it difficult to see your teeth straightening. Brackets and wires can obscure your teeth’s appearance. You may become discouraged if you can’t see progress. Invisalign makes treatment progress visible. Because they’re clear, you can see your teeth’s straightness.
Traditional braces can take years to straighten teeth, depending on their condition. Even for complex cases, Invisalign treatment can be a year. Shorter treatments cost less. Who wouldn’t want a new smile sooner?
Traditional braces are trial-and-error. If your teeth aren’t properly adjusted, you may have to wear them longer than originally planned. Invisalign is computerized. The aligners are designed to adjust your teeth properly, so you’ll know what to expect and how long to wear them.
Invisalign is the clear choice for orthodontic treatment given its advantages over traditional braces. Call Emerick Orthodontics today to schedule an Invisalign consultation. You can get straight teeth without metal braces.