26 Jul Invisalign: The clear alternative to braces
For many people with misaligned teeth, braces is the first treatment that springs to mind as they seek treatments to straighten and reposition their teeth to restore their smile. However, it’s a fact that while practical, braces are unsightly and detract from the person’s smile while treatment is underway.
However, with Invisalign treatment a dentist can treat a patient’s misaligned teeth with the same results that are possible with standard braces, without compromising or detracting from the patient’s smile. [pullquote]It is little wonder then, that with so many benefits over conventional treatments, Invisalign is fast becoming a popular choice when it comes to teeth alignment treatment.[/pullquote]
Invisalign consists of a series of almost invisible dental aligners that the patient wears over their teeth. Each aligner is designed to move specific teeth a little at a time over a period of days or weeks, before the aligner is removed and the next one in the series fitted. Over time, the teeth will be moved into the desired position as determined by the dentist.
Unlike conventional braces, Invisalign braces are completely removable, so wearers can remove the trays when they eat and so are much more convenient than their conventional counterparts. There is no need to steer clear of favorite foods for fear of damaging braces, and Invisalign wearers are totally free to eat whatever takes their fancy!
What’s more, traditional braces require constant adjustment from a dentist in order to move the desired teeth, and often only one or two teeth can be subject to the treatment at a time. But with Invisalign, each step can target one or several teeth with the same aligner, making the treatment and arrival at the desired result much faster.
Standard dental braces can also trap food debris within the brackets and wires, making the teeth harder to clean. No such problems occur with Invisalign, however, as there is no need to alter an already existing dental health regime as the Invisalign tray simply needs to be removed and normal dental care can continue.
Invisalign can treat a host of oral problems which have tooth alignment as a root cause, such as overcrowded teeth or wide spacing, and biting problems such as cross-bites or overbites. And as Invisalign is, as the name suggests, nearly invisible when worn, their aesthetic effect on your existing smile is negligible when compared to unsightly braces.
It is little wonder then, that with so many benefits over conventional treatments, Invisalign is fast becoming a popular choice when it comes to teeth alignment treatment.
To find out if you are a good candidate for Invisalign, contact the Dallas office of Dr. Kozlow at 972-458-2464 and schedule your consultation.