Do you have crooked or misaligned teeth that you want – or even need– straightened, but don’t know how to go about it? Worried about big obvious braces? Special diet and cleaning instructions? Or do you have any of other concerns people have about orthodontic treatment?
You might’ve heard about a great alternative known as Invisalign. If you’ve ever wondered if Invisalign is right for you, let BrightSmile Avenue take you through its pros and cons and help you make an informed decision!
How Does Invisalign Work
Invisalign replaces traditional bracket and wire systems with clear plastic aligners. These aligners are custom-fit to your teeth. Every two weeks or so, you replace one set of aligners with a new set. Each set applies gentle and constant pressure to the teeth, gradually moving them into place.
Benefits of Invisalign
The biggest benefit of Invisalign for most patients is that they’re almost totally unnoticeable! The clear plastic is hard to see from a distances, making them incredibly discreet. This makes them perfect for people who need to keep their teeth free from obvious appliances. If your a model, presenter, and even just busy a professional.
Invisalign is also great because you take the aligners out to eat and clean your teeth. You can eat all your favorite foods and brush and floss normally – no special requirements!
Cons of Invisalign
Not every case can be treated with Invisalign. Your dentist will let you know if it is recommended.
But most cases can be treated, and those that can’t will only need a short course of traditional braces first. Then switch to Invisalign.
Invisalign probably isn’t a good idea for teenagers and those who don’t trust themselves to put the aligners back in after taking them out. It won’t work if you don’t use them!
The only way to really know if Invisalign is for you, is to come visit us as BrightSmile Avenue and talk to our team!