Advancements in aesthetic dentistry have greatly improved the patient experience during cosmetic treatment processes. One treatment in particular that has opened up treatment possibilities for many patients is Invisalign. Today our Cheney dentists are reviewing some of the key reasons that people choose Invisalign over other aesthetic treatments.
To quickly review, Invisalign is an orthodontic system that moves teeth using clear plastic aligners, rather than applying metal brackets and wires to the teeth. Throughout the treatment process you’ll actually wear a series of aligners; each aligner builds on the progress of the previous aligner and moves your teeth a little more.
Here are some of the key reasons that people choose Invisalign to perfect their smiles:
- Discretion—when you use Invisalign you don’t have to mar your smile with metal brackets and aligners. Invisalign’s resin aligners are completely clear, so when they’re in place they blend in with your smile and allow your natural teeth to shine through.
- Comfort—Invisalign aligners are made of smooth resin, so they will not scratch and irritate your cheeks and oral tissues like metal brackets and aligners. Additionally, patients find that it is quite comfortable to wear Invisalign aligners; some people experience a sense of tightness and sore teeth for the first day or two after upgrading to new aligners, but this sensation quickly subsides.
- Cleanliness—as you would imagine, it can be difficult to brush and floss your smile with metal braces in place. Invisalign aligners, on the other hand, are completely removable; you will take them out twice a day to brush and floss your teeth normally! Generally, patients report that it is much easier to keep their smiles clean while using Invisalign rather than bonded orthodontic treatment.
If you want to learn more about Invisalign—how it works and for whom it is appropriate—our Cheney cosmetic dentist is here to give you all of the information that you need. Give us a call at (509) 235-8451 to schedule a consultation!