For many adult patients, the possibility of needing braces can be an unattractive prospect. Between restricted diets, frequently inconvenient dental visits, and the aesthetic impact of wearing metal braces, it is no wonder why adults often avoid orthodontic treatment. However, Invisalign® offers patients the opportunity to improve dental alignment without the inconvenience of metal braces. If you are considering clear braces, take the following into account:
The entire Invisalign® treatment process is centered on patient comfort. Beginning with your treatment consultation, digital impressions are used to comfortably take in-depth images of your dentition, ensuring that your aligning trays fit comfortably. As these trays are smooth, patients do not need to worry about gum or cheek irritation commonly associated with traditional braces. While patients may experience some tightness when changing out their aligning trays, this inconvenience is minor compared to the soreness of tightening braces on a weekly basis.
In the past, traditional braces were the only option for patients looking to correct minor tooth rotation or minimal crowding. Patients requiring only minimal corrections were required to undergo full braces. While traditional orthodontics are still recommended for patients with jaw-related bite problems, Invisalign® is an ideal alternative for patients that only need minor corrections to their smiles or those individuals who have experienced relapse after having worn braces as a child.
As Invisalign® can be used to treat minor issues, treatment time is often reduced for patients who opt for clear braces. Thanks to the continuous innovation in the technology behind Invisalign®, certain eligible patients experience accelerated treatment with this orthodontic treatment option.
Perhaps one of the most important advantages of Invisalign® is the convenience of treatment. As patients are given several aligning trays to change at home, individuals only need to come in for check-ups every 12-14 weeks. Since the trays are removable, patients are able to maintain their current oral hygiene routine without interruption. From a dietary standpoint, the removability of the trays eliminates any restrictions typically associated with traditional braces.
One of the main reasons why adults tend to avoid orthodontic treatment stems from the youthful appearance of traditional metal braces. Rather than sacrificing their professional appearance with conventional orthodontics, Invisalign® allows adults to enjoy a discreet treatment that goes virtually unnoticed.
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