Crooked teeth are hard to ignore, especially when the misalignment is serious. However, for many older teen and adult patients, the appearance and potential inconvenience of traditional braces can be just as difficult to overlook. Fortunately, many patients can correct their tooth misalignment without the need for traditional braces by choosing Invisalign® clear aligners, instead. In addition to their discreet, nearly invisible appearance, Invisalign® aligners also offer a number of other important benefits throughout the course of your treatment. If you need to straighten your teeth, then ask your dentist how Invisalign® may be able to help you.
You don’t have to bond them to your teeth
The brackets that make up traditional metal braces are semi-permanently bonded to your teeth, which is how the arch wire of the braces are able to gently correct your tooth misalignment. This is also one of the reasons why traditional braces are so noticeable, and why they can have such an impact on your day-to-day routine. By contrast, Invisalign® clear aligners are designed as single appliances that can slip comfortably over your teeth, and be just as comfortably removed, when necessary. This makes your aligners as convenient as they are cosmetically appealing.
They sit on your teeth much more comfortably
Because Invisalign® doesn’t rely on brackets being bonded to your teeth, the aligners can also provide the gentle force necessary to realign your teeth in a more comfortable manner. Invisalign® treatment involves the use of a series of clear aligners, each designed to move your teeth through a certain phase of movement. When you change each aligner for the next ones in the series, the new appliances will pick up your teeth’s movement where the previous ones left off, and continue guiding your teeth into straighter positions.
They can make teeth-straightening easier
The entire orthodontic treatment process involves more than just wearing braces or aligners. It also includes going about your daily activities while wearing them. With traditional orthodontics, the presence of your braces can be obvious and cumbersome every time you eat a meal or snack, or brush and floss your teeth. Certain foods can damage the brackets and wires or get stuck behind them, and you’ll need additional hygiene tools to successfully clean around them. However, with Invisalign® treatment, you can temporarily take your aligners off before eating or before cleaning your teeth, so you can do both as easily as you could before your treatment.
Learn if you can benefit from Invisalign® aligners
Invisalign® clear aligners offer a wide range of benefits for patients who want to straighten their teeth more comfortably and discreetly. To learn more, call our Cleveland Family Dentistry office in Cleveland, TX, today at (281) 592-1234. We also serve the residents of Kingwood, Conroe, Livingston, and all surrounding communities.