Invisalign in Westfield, IN
Straightening out a patient’s teeth is a common procedure that dentists perform. A lot of advancements have been made over the years, including the creation of invisible braces, also known as Invisalign. Clear braces can be a great benefit to a wide variety of patients, whether you’re an adult who is having braces put on and still want to maintain a professional appearance at work, or a teenager who feels self-conscious about wearing dental appendages in front of your friends. Whatever the reason, this product might be for you.
Oral conditions that might require braces:
• Crowding of teeth
• Too much spacing between the teeth
• Necessary alignment of teeth
How Invisalign Works
Clear braces are essentially a custom-made tray that the patient places over his or her teeth to help align them over time. The teeth will be slowly moved into place at a pace that is comfortable for you and your teeth. The discomfort is minimal and you will find yourself accustomed to wearing them relatively quickly. Compared to wire braces that require metal brackets which need to be tightened by the dentist at each appointment, with Invisalign, the old tray is traded out every couple of weeks for a new one that the patient just slips onto his or her teeth.
The Benefits of Clear Braces
There are many advantages to using Invisalign over traditional metal and bracket braces. Although both provide your teeth with the proper alignment that is needed, invisible braces provide the patients with more comfort in their mouth and limit any oral discomfort such as mouth sores and pain with every tightening. Eating restrictions are no longer a problem as the product is removable and so you can continue to eat food that would otherwise get caught up in the metal and bracket style. Because the invisible braces are just that, invisible, many will not even be able to tell that you are wearing the braces. Also, the appliance is easy to clean, so if you do forget that you are wearing it while eating, simply rinse it under water and put back it in your mouth.
If you think that Invisalign could work for you, or someone in your family, call our office and book an appointment with one of our dentists today.