Despite some amazing advancements in orthodontic technology recently, many patients are still not happy to hear that they need braces. Conventional metal braces have developed a stigma among many for being awkward, bulky, and conspicuous. Fortunately, you have another treatment option available called Invisalign®.
What is Invisalign®?
Invisalign® is a type of orthodontic treatment that relies upon clear aligners as a convenient and subtle alternative to conventional metal braces. It offers you the same results without the need for all of the metal, brackets, and wires. Its unobtrusive nature makes it particularly attractive to those who would like to avoid the prominent appearance of conventional braces, while not needing to radically alter their lifestyles.
The treatment involves the use of a series of clear plastic aligners that can straighten your teeth without being visible. This unobtrusive design is made possible by the use of a particular type of resin that is strong enough to shift your teeth into their desired alignments. These specially made aligners are switched out at precise intervals during your orthodontic treatment to help you achieve the smile that you desire.
What Makes Invisalign® Preferable to Other Braces?
Unlike conventional metal braces, no brackets or wires are required. Most patients find it to be a much more comfortable and less obtrusive orthodontic treatment that is also aesthetically pleasing. Another advantage to the Invisalign® system is that the clear aligners are designed for your individual teeth and how you would like your smile to appear. Traditional braces require constant tightening and adjustments as they lose their tension and shape periodically. This system is more efficient and effective, involving just the right amount of pressure needed without constant adjustments. This means that you will be visiting the dentist less often during your treatment.
The system also helps with your oral hygiene routine. All of the wires and brackets that go with conventional braces often make flossing and brushing more difficult and time-consuming. Since your aligners are removable, you can take them out prior to brushing and flossing.
Finally, the system does not require any special restrictions on your diet or activities. If you have conventional metal braces, you may have to steer clear of any snacks that are sticky, chewy, hard, or crunchy. Most candy and chips are not allowed. With Invisalign®, you can simply remove your aligners anytime that you want to eat or drink normally.
Is This System Right for Everyone?
Invisalign® is able to correct a wide variety of problems. However, the treatment is not for every patient. We can help determine if the system is right for you at your consultation with us. If it does not make an appropriate treatment choice for you, we can recommend a more suitable treatment option.
Contact Us Today for More Information
If you feel that you or a loved one would benefit from treatment with Invisalign® to unobtrusively shift your teeth into their proper position, please feel free to reach out and make an appointment with Nasser Orthodontics! At our convenient locations in Shreveport and Bossier City, LA, our caring and dedicated team of professionals will be happy to answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to set up your consultation – we look forward to speaking with you!