28 Jan Orthodontic Treatment: Alternatives for the Working Professional
Teeth straightening is not just for kids and teens. Adults dealing with a malocclusion, a condition where the upper teeth do not properly align with their bottom counterpart teeth, treatment is available that does not include metal bands and brackets. Invisalign clear aligners are the perfect alternative to straighten teeth for the working professional.
What makes Invisalign a better choice?
Aligners are transparent – This means you can undergo teeth straightening that is virtually undetectable.
Aligners are removable – It is recommended that you wear the aligners a minimum of twenty to twenty-two hours each day. But if you have an important presentation to make, you can pop your aligners out. If you have a critical luncheon or dinner engagement, again the aligners are removed (actually aligners are removed for all meals and snacks).[pullquote]It is recommended that you wear the aligners a minimum of twenty to twenty-two hours each day.[/pullquote]
You can maintain better oral hygiene with Invisalign as you can brush and floss daily without any obstruction from braces. A professional cleaning and dental exam can be performed every six months without permanent braces to interfere.
Invisalign clear aligners are prepared specifically to repair your malocclusion. Our dentist will take oral impressions, dental x-rays, and photographs to be sent to the laboratory technicians at Invisalign. Through a series of clear aligners, teeth are shifted to their correct position by updating the aligners every few weeks throughout treatment.
Periodic exams with our dentist will be conducted to make sure the program is staying on track.
When treatment has reached its conclusion, you will have a new smile. But to keep your new smile in place, it is critical to complete treatment by wearing the retainer provided. The retainer will allow teeth to remain in place until they have developed a memory of their new location. Failure to observe this final step may result in teeth drifting back to their original placement.
Advantages of straightened teeth include your new smile; however, straight teeth also provide fewer spots for plaque to build (crooked teeth provide areas to harbor bacteria as your tooth brush and floss may be difficult to reach these spots).
Our teeth say a lot about the person … a working professional with a great smile and straight teeth beams with self-confidence and pride in their appearance.
A beautiful smile is ageless … Invisalign allows this to be completed without the telltale signs experienced with traditional braces.
Call our office at 972-458-2464 and see if Invisalign is right for you.