If you are one of those who need your teeth straightened but do not like the idea of traditional braces, ask our specialist if you are a good candidate for Invisalign®. These aligners are becoming increasingly popular because most other people will not even notice them. They are virtually invisible. There are other advantages associated with the Invisalign system as well.
The Invisalign® system straightens the teeth by using clear aligners that fit over the teeth in a way that makes them difficult for others to detect. This alone is reason enough for many people to choose them over traditional braces. Even though metal braces are smaller than they once were, people still have the concern that the first thing others notice about them is a mouthful of metal. While the long-term effect of these braces may be satisfactory, they can make patients self-conscious during the time in which they are in place. For this reason, many choose to simply put up with crooked teeth rather than enduring the braces for the time necessary to produce favorable results.
When you go with Invisalign®, you will save time by making fewer office visits. It will not be necessary to have the tension adjusted by our orthodontist in order to keep the teeth moving. Instead, you will be supplied with a new aligner every couple of weeks. Each new one will be designed to keep the teeth moving toward their targeted position. Not only are fewer office visits necessary, but each visit will be a shorter duration than what is necessary with traditional braces.
If you have traditional braces, you may find yourself avoiding many of your favorite foods because they tend to get stuck in the braces. When this happens, the food particles are difficult to remove. It is often simpler and easier to just avoid eating those items. Foods like corn on the cob become extremely difficult to eat with braces.
Invisalign® aligners are smoother and do not have all the uneven places into which food particles can stick. Plus, they can be removed, if necessary, while eating. They are also removable for cleaning. This makes simple hygiene activities like brushing and flossing much easier and more effective.
You owe it to yourself to check into the Invisalign® system, especially if you are considering not having your teeth straightened because you are concerned about the way metal braces will make you look. With Invisalign®, your concern over appearance will go away. As a result, Invisalign® is popular for teens and adults alike. Adults who worry about looking less than professional among their colleagues will be pleased with this alternative. Teens won’t have to worry about what their friends think. In most cases, the only way people will know you are wearing these aligners is if you tell them. Our provider can explain the benefits of Invisalign® to you more completely after evaluating your teeth.
Dr. Scott Runnels Orthodontics serves the Fort Walton Beach, Niceville, Freeport, Miramar Beach, Santa Rosa Beach, Seaside, Rosemary Beach, Panama City Beach and Panama City areas with carefully customized orthodontic treatments. Contact us today to find out if Invisalign® is right for you.