How Invisalign Can Give You a Perfect Smile
A lot of people get braces in Peoria when they are in their early teens. It’s almost like a rite of passage to go through a few years of your formative development with a mouth full of metal. But if you didn’t go through that rite of passage, you aren’t doomed to live out life as an adolescent or to resign yourself to having a crooked smile. Invisalign is the choice for many adults to straighten their teeth.
Here’s what you need to know about how this popular orthodontic treatment in Peoria can give you the perfect smile:
No Embarrassing Metal
Nothing screams adolescence like metal braces or acne. If you are an adult, you likely don’t want to get braces if it means taking on this stereotype for the next couple of years.
With Invisalign, you can straighten your teeth discreetly. The treatment consists of wearing a series of clear trays that are not noticeable even to people who are standing right in front of you. The trays just slip right over the teeth, and they are held tight by a couple of anchors that are bonded to the teeth. The anchors are the same color as the teeth, so they are typically not noticeable.
You can complete your entire course of treatment without anyone ever knowing that you are wearing the trays. The only thing they will notice is that you have a more beautiful smile.
Customized Treatment Plan with Gradual Changes
Before you start your Invisalign treatment, a mold is taken of your mouth, including your gums and teeth. Computer software is then used to determine how to gradually move your teeth over time to achieve the alignment you need for a straight smile and a good bite.
The trays are created specifically for your mouth and teeth. Each tray is worn every three weeks or so, and is then replaced by a new tray. With each new tray, your teeth are moved just slightly into a new position.
Since the Invisalign trays are customized specifically for your mouth, they are very comfortable. In fact, many people forget that they are wearing them.
You may notice some discomfort when you put on a new tray and your teeth are moved into a new position. However, the pain is much less severe than what people who wear metal braces experience when the braces are tightened.
If you ever notice a sharp edge or any other discomfort from your trays, you should bring it up with your provider. Some adjustment can be made to correct the mistake.
Metal braces require a great deal of care to keep the food and tartar out of the nooks and crannies around the metal brackets. However, Invisalign trays can be removed, which means that you can clean your teeth the same way you always have. You can brush and floss without using any special techniques or tools, and you can keep your teeth completely free of debris.
Since you can remove Invisalign trays, you can also eat and drink whatever you like. You don’t have to worry about popcorn kernels getting stuck in your braces, and you don’t have to worry about biting into a caramel apple causing your braces to come loose. You can eat freely and enjoy yourself.
After you have your braces removed, you may have to wear a retainer to ensure that your teeth do not shift. However, if you are forgetful in wearing your retainer or if you experience other issues that make your teeth shift, you may have to get additional treatment.
With Invisalign, you can simply start wearing your trays from the time necessary. You keep all the trays, so you can correct your smile at any time you need to do so.
Aesthetic Dentistry of Arrowhead in Arizona provides Invisalign treatment to help you get the beautiful smile you want. We also offer other aesthetic treatments such as whitening, dental implants in Peoria, and veneers. Call us in Arizona today to schedule a consultation and learn about your treatment options.
17100 N 67th Ave, Suite 500
Glendale, Arizona 85308
Phone: (623) 979-1515
Fax: (623) 878-1811
Office Hours: Monday-Friday: 8am-5pm