No Metal, No Wires: Straightening Made Easy with Invisalign
Achieve the smile you deserve with discreet, pain-free clear aligners by Invisalign.
I wonder if you’ve heard about Invisalign, a method of straightening teeth without the need for hardwire braces.
Picture this: a clear aligner that straightens your teeth in quite a different way to traditional wire braces. With Invisalign, modern technology is used to create a 3D replica of your mouth and an individualized treatment plan. A series of aligners are designed to move your teeth in tiny increments, and your teeth are precisely moved with each aligner you get. This amazing process is faster and more comfortable than braces; also, it’s almost entirely invisible.
And no, Invisalign is not too good to be true.
There are multiple reasons people opt for clear aligners rather than metal braces. First of all, Invisalign has the potential to move your teeth faster than regular braces can. On average, Invisalign takes 12 months, whereas regular braces tend to take one to three years.
Lots of people complain about how painful braces can be. Wouldn’t you like a less-painful braces experience? Although you may experience a bit of discomfort, especially the first day or two when a new aligner is placed, overall, the level of pain is much lower than what you’d feel with those wire braces and brackets.
Clear aligners are easier to clean. Braces require special dental cleaning tools, such as water flossers and interdental brushes, and even then, there’s a risk of tooth decay. Clear aligners can simply be removed and your teeth can be cleaned with a regular oral hygiene routine.
Unlike metal ones, you can remove these clear braces to eat. You can eat what you want, and you won’t risk one of those emergency orthodontist situations with an awkward broken wire or missing bracket.
There’s an aesthetic benefit to braces that can’t be seen. People really can’t notice if you are wearing clear aligners. Imagine having Invisalign teeth that appear to be magically straightening themselves!
Who is Invisalign for? Who is Invisalign not for?
So now you’re hooked. Is it really possible that there could be such a simple, easy, desirable alternative to wire braces? The answer is “yes.” But there are certain times Invisalign might not be right for you. If your teeth are severely crowded or if you need oral surgery, then regular braces may be the way to go. Invisalign isn’t recommended for children, because their mouths are still growing and changing.
Another thing to consider before deciding on Invisalign is whether you are committed. Clear aligners are removable, which is a plus for many reasons already listed, but are you going to be slipping them off when you feel like it? Doing this will prolong your treatment time.
Invisalign works for the majority of orthodontic cases: cases presenting with mild to moderate teeth crowding. If that sounds like you, as your dentist if Invisalign is right for you! Invisalign is a great—and fast—option for teens and adults. And studies show that if you are in the 50 to 70 year age bracket, you may have an even shorter treatment time. The great news is that people of all ages are turning to Invisalign to achieve the smile of their dreams, and you don’t have to avoid treatment because you think your aligners will be obvious.
Having crooked teeth poses a significant risk to your overall oral health, so if you’re looking for a way to achieve a healthy, beautiful smile without the pain and extended treatment of metal braces, Invisalign may be a great option for you.
What about the cost of Invisalign?
The exact amount for Invisalign treatment depends on your particular situation. How many clear trays are you going to need to straighten your teeth? Overall, the prices are comparable to that of regular braces. If you have dental insurance, they may cover part of that for you, and the team at Tomasik dental can help you determine what your insurance might cover.
People are saying this: the added cost, if any, is well worth the advantages.
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If you’re looking for cosmetic dentistry in Lakeway or Bee Cave, TX, look no further. Doctor Tomasik is renowned for his cosmetic dentistry skills. He provides quality, skilled cosmetic dental care to all his patients. If you are looking for a great family dentist or would like more information on treatments we offer, like invisalign, contact us today!