If you have crooked teeth and have always wanted to have a straight, beautiful smile, is the thought of wearing metal braces what’s been stopping you? Braces, especially for adults, can be embarrassing. They also require an adjustment period during which they can be painful. Eating and brushing your teeth with braces is difficult. Braces certainly can straighten your teeth and give you a nice smile, but few adults choose to get them because of the embarrassment and other issues. Fortunately, an alternative exists that can straighten your teeth without metal, wires or discomfort.
Invisalign are clear, comfortable trays that fit over your teeth and move them into proper position over a period of about a year; sometimes less. These are not clear braces; they are removable, and you can take them out yourself. You should wear the trays all the time except when you eat and brush your teeth. During the course of Invisalign treatment, you get a new set of trays about every two weeks.
Gradually Straighten Your Teeth with Invisalign
Invisalign is a convenient and comfortable alternative to braces, and because the trays are clear, they are almost invisible when you are wearing them. They are ideal for people who want to have their teeth straightened or gaps between teeth eliminated. Invisalign cannot correct malocclusion; a bad bite, but they can straighten smiles, and they work best for adults. Invisalign can even work for people who have worn braces at some time in the past. If you have worn braces but your teeth have shifted since them, Invisalign can get your teeth back into position.
Invisalign is not recommended for children who still have baby teeth. A special Invisalign treatment option called Invisalign Teen is available for adolescents.
If you are not happy with your smile and thought you would need braces to fix it, call our office in Leesburg and ask about Invisalign. Dr. Aman can examine your teeth, and together you can decide if Invisalign may be the right treatment option for you.