If you have crooked teeth, gaps between your teeth, or a misaligned bite, conventional braces can correct your smile and improve your oral health. Unfortunately, many adults hesitate to wear traditional metal braces because of the inconveniences that come with them.
The Advantages of Invisible Braces
Invisible braces – commonly known as Invisalign® or ClearCorrect™ – have become an increasingly popular alternative to metal braces. Instead of brackets and wires, invisible braces use clear plastic teeth aligners to gently guide your teeth into their ideal position.
Some of the most significant advantages of Invisalign and Clear Correct™ include:
Convenience – The teeth aligners can be removed whenever you need to eat, brush, or floss.
Aesthetics – Invisalign® and Clear Correct™ aligners are designed to be virtually unnoticeable while you’re wearing them, which is a great benefit for adults and teenagers who don’t want their appearance to be affected by braces.
Simplified dental hygiene – Brackets and wires are infamous for trapping food and being difficult to clean. With invisible braces, your dental hygiene process is the same as it is under normal circumstances.
Comfort – Metal braces can poke and prod the soft tissues inside your mouth, causing irritation. In contrast, Clear Correct™ and Invisalign®’s teeth aligners are made with a smooth, comfortable plastic that is designed with your comfort in mind.
Your teeth aligners will be created using a digital model of your teeth. When you first put on an aligner, it may feel tight and uncomfortable because of the pressure it places on your teeth to help them move. Over the next couple of weeks, your teeth will shift to fit the aligner. Once this occurs, you will need to return to Dr. Saadi to obtain a new aligner and continue the process.
Am I a Candidate for Invisible Braces?
If you need to straighten your teeth but want to avoid metal braces, schedule a consultation with Dr. Saadi today to talk about Invisalign® and ClearCorrect™. He can help you determine whether or not invisible braces are right for you.
Minor crowding in your teeth, a slight underbite or overbite, and smaller gaps can all easily be repaired with invisible braces, but more serious or extreme cases may require other orthodontic treatment methods. After examining your bite, we will discuss all of your teeth straightening options with you in detail.
If you are interested in straightening your teeth with invisible braces, please contact Arcadia Dental Franklin today to schedule a personal consultation with experienced Franklin Invisalign® dentist Dr. Saadi, DMD.