Not only are crooked teeth unattractive, but they can also threaten your oral and overall health. If you cringe when you look in the mirror or are embarrassed about your smile, then it is time to visit your dentist and discuss your treatment options! Both Invisalign and traditional orthodontics straighten your teeth and give you a beautiful, but many prefer Invisalign because of its advantages over metal braces.
Although metal braces have come a long way over the years, brackets and wires are not particularly attractive and can make you self-conscious about your smile. Invisalign, on the other hand, uses a series of clear thermoplastic aligners to straighten your teeth. Because the aligners are clear, no one will even know you are wearing braces.
No Dietary Restrictions
With metal and wire braces, there are lots of foods you simply can’t eat. However, Invisalign aligners are removable. At mealtime, all you have to do is take out your aligner, eat whatever you like, give your aligner and your mouth a quick cleaning, and place Invisalign back in your mouth. No dietary restrictions!
Easy Oral Hygiene
Because Invisalign is removable, you don’t have to change how you clean your teeth. No water pik, special flossers, and little brushes to clean your brackets. With Invisalign, just floss, brush and go!
The average treatment time with traditional braces is 18 months to 3 years, compared with the average Invisalign treatment only taking 12 months.
Although you may experience a bit of tenderness when you switch from one aligner to the next, your overall experience with Invisalign should be very comfortable. The aligners are very smooth, so you don’t get the tenderness often experienced by patients with traditional braces.
Clear braces offer a beautiful, comfortable, and convenient way to straighten teeth! Why not talk to your dentist to find out if Invisalign is right for you?
About the Dentist
Dr. Jonah Staten graduated from The Ohio State University School of Dentistry. He is devoted to providing the latest technology to better help his patients achieve excellent oral health. He is proud to serve as your certified Invisalign provider. If you would like to meet Dr. Staten to talk about how you can have a perfect smile, call 740-927-7645 or visit us at www.oldschooldental.com.