Have you always wished for a straighter smile? Perhaps you want to improve the placement of your teeth but you dread the conspicuous and uncomfortable nature of conventional orthodontics. There is a solution for folks who strive for straighter teeth in a more subtle way. Invisalign clear braces are an alternative to traditional orthodontics that are ideal for adults and teenagers. Made from clear plastic, Invisalign is an effective and comfortable treatment option provided by our dentist.
How Invisalign Works
Invisalign is a unique teeth straightening system that involves using removable oral appliances instead of cemented fixed appliances like archwires, brackets, and anchors. Like traditional braces, clear Invisalign braces apply consistent pressure to move teeth over the course of treatment. Invisalign is worn over teeth like a retainer except that it does not consist of any sharp, hard, or metal components. Patients will wear a custom set of aligners for two weeks. After two weeks, patients will receive a new tighter set of custom aligners to wear. As each set becomes tighter every two weeks, more force and pressure will be applied to facilitate tooth movement.
Benefits of Invisalign
There are a few unique advantages to choosing Invisalign treatment. First, the clear plastic used to fabricate Invisalign is very comfortable to wear. This means that patients will not experience scrapes and irritation to soft tissue caused by hard or metal oral appliances. Being clear, Invisalign is incredibly discreet. The subtle approach to teeth straightening means that patients can enjoy inconspicuous and practically undetectable orthodontic treatment.
An additional benefit to Invisalign is the fact that Invisalign is removable. This unique feature allows patients to eat meals comfortably and practice oral hygiene with ease.
If Invisalign interests you as a treatment option, we recommend scheduling an appointment with our dentist for a consultation. At your appointment, our team will evaluate the placement of your teeth and perform a thorough oral examination to determine if Invisalign is right for you.
Call the office of Dr. John Morris at 269-979-1500 today to reserve an appointment.