Brier Creek, NC
You may have heard of this unique and innovative alternative to traditional braces. Invisalign offers the same ability to straighten teeth and restore a crooked smile as metal braces, without any of the unsightly aesthetics and much less discomfort. Stansell Dentistry Associates - Brier Creek can help you decide if the Invisalign treatment is right for you, and assist you with receiving this revolutionary alternative to conventional braces.
What Invisalign Is
Invisalign is meant to perform the same function as traditional braces, but without any permanent metal brackets that make many patients embarrassed to smile or reveal their teeth. Instead of unappealing brackets, Invisalign uses clear plastic aligners, referred to as trays. When you start the Invisalign treatment, you receive a number of sets of trays that gently shift your teeth into the correct orientation over a period of several months. This is different from conventional braces which have to be continually adjusted and tightened, and may involve uncomfortable bands as part of the treatment process.
Rather than manual adjustment, Invisalign trays work based on a comprehensive scan that we initially take of your mouth. Proprietary software calculates the final version of your healthy, straightened smile, and then creates the trays to gradually affect this change over time. To work successfully, Invisalign does have to be worn the majority of the day, between 20-22 hours. As long as you only remove them to eat, brush, and clean the trays, you will be able to start noticing a dramatic difference within months or even weeks!
Should You Get Invisalign or Traditional Braces?
Invisalign has many benefits, but not all patients are an ideal fit for them. Compared to traditional braces, Invisalign does cost more. Because they are removable, they also demand greater care and responsibility on the part of the patient than metal braces do. Patients must be diligent about wearing their trays every single day for most of the day, otherwise the treatment will not work and may even make future restoration longer and more difficult. They must also be regularly cleaned to avoid build-up of plaque. For these reasons, we typically recommend Invisalign for older patients and responsible teenagers.
The Invisalign Advantage
The Invisalign treatment is the fastest and most unobtrusive way to restore your smile. A treatment can be done as quickly as within three months, though typically it takes longer, albeit not as long as traditional braces. While Invisalign needs to be cleaned routinely, there is no risk of food getting stuck in metal brackets, reducing the risk of cavities.
Undoubtedly the greatest advantage of Invisalign, though, is the fact that they are practically transparent when worn, so that no one will ever realize you are even wearing them. If the aesthetics of your smile are important to you, but you still want great oral health, then you cannot go wrong with Invisalign.
Smile With Confidence Today!
Interested in learning more about how Invisalign can help you correct your teeth without ever sacrificing your smile? Then schedule a consultation today by giving Stansell Dentistry Associates - Brier Creek a call at 984-477-0177.