Teeth straightening has been traditionally associated with children and teenagers, but these days, an increasing number of adults wish to straighten their teeth and correct their irregular bites. However, some adults are reluctant to wear traditional braces due to aesthetic concerns.
Luckily, many dental practices, including Sheen Dental in Richmond, offer a variety of alternative teeth straightening options for people who wish to realign their teeth subtly and discreetly. Invisalign invisible braces are one of them. Invisalign clear braces are versatile and incredibly successful at realigning the teeth.
How does Invisalign work?
Invisalign consists of a series of custom-made, clear aligners, which help move the teeth gradually into their correct position. Aligners have to be changed every two weeks or so and they are replaced by a new set provided by the dentist. Treatment time varies from patient to patient, but generally, a straight smile can be achieved anywhere within six months to a year.
Invisalign clear braces are discreet, transparent, and comfortable, making them the ideal method for straightening crooked teeth. More importantly, they are removable, therefore you can eat and brush your teeth without problems.
The benefits of Invisalign clear braces
Compared to conventional braces, Invisalign offers a clear advantage in terms of appearance. Plus, Invisalign requires fewer check-ups and minor (if any) adjustments. This is particularly important for people with busy schedules who cannot visit the dentist frequently.
At the same time, because Invisalign clear braces are removable, eating habits do not need to change. The same applies for brushing and flossing without brackets and wires getting in the way.
Is Invisalign the right option?
Invisalign is a versatile treatment, yet it is not for everybody since there are limits to the variety and extent of the problems it can reliably correct. Invisalign can treat moderately crooked, spaced and crowded teeth as well as some bite alignment issues. More serious dental conditions may benefit from traditional braces, however.
To ensure the best possible results, only dentists who have been trained and certified by Invisalign providers can diagnose and treat crooked teeth with Invisalign. Finally, Invisalign cannot be used on children or young adults, whose permanent teeth have not yet erupted.