For individuals bothered by crooked or crowded teeth, traditional braces are not the most appealing treatment option. They are cemented onto the teeth, stay on for at least a year and require frequent follow up. In addition to being unsightly, the metal brackets and wires can jab or cut the insides of the cheeks, lips and tongue.
However, braces are not the only way to straighten teeth. If you are evaluating your orthodontic options, our cosmetic dentist in Vacaville, Dr. Bruce Bosler, encourages you to consider the Invisalign system, which uses a series of clear plastic aligners to gradually shift teeth into the proper position and alignment.
Here are five reasons why you should look into Invisalign in Vacaville:
One of the biggest draws to Invisalign is that the aligners that straighten the teeth are clear and therefore unnoticeable to other people. You can wear them at work, school, running errands or to social events without anyone being able to detect them. You can speak and smile normally while wearing the aligners.
Invisalign aligners are designed to match the shape of your mouth and similar to teeth whitening trays. The plastic used to construct the aligners is soft and won’t irritate or cut the soft tissues of the mouth. Also, the aligners don’t need to be tightened regularly like the metal wires of braces. The sets are simply swapped out for the next set in the sequence. Throughout treatment, you will wear 10 to 20 sets of upper and lower aligners.
3. Removable for Cleaning and Eating
Invisalign aligners are easy to take out of the mouth and put back in whenever you need to. Although you should wear the aligners for 20 to 22 hours per day to see the quickest results, you can take them out to eat, brush and floss your teeth. You don’t need any special cleaning instruments like you would with braces, either.
4. No Dietary Limitations
There are typically some dietary limitations with braces. You cannot eat popcorn or other crunchy foods because they can get stuck in between the brackets, wires and teeth. Since Invisalign aligners are easily removable for eating and drinking, you can enjoy whatever foods you like!
5. Important to Oral Health
Straight, properly aligned teeth are easy to keep clean and therefore less likely to develop decay or cavities. By straightening your teeth, you are reducing your risk of dental disease (and other health problems).
Schedule an Invisalign Consultation
To learn more about enjoying a beautiful smile with Invisalign, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Bosler. Call or email Bosler Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry today.