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How Invisalign Can Improve Your Smile 

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How Invisalign Can Improve Your Smile 

Most dental patients who want to straighten their smile do not like braces. Braces are often seen as not very good looking and can be a source of bullying for most kids. However, Invisalign is an alternative treatment plan that is not only noninvasive but invisible too.

Advantages Of Invisalign Over Metal Braces

This treatment option is very popular as it comes with many advantages that might not be common in other treatment options.

As said earlier one of the reasons patients prefer them is because they are clear which makes them almost invisible. Metal braces are hard to miss and since they have to be worn in years or many months most patients if given an alternative would gladly accept it.

Additionally, metal braces are hard to clean as they often catch food particles. For most children and teens, cleaning them can be a daunting task especially when they have to clean the spaces in between and the crevices. Invisalign are removable and can be easily cleaned.

With braces, your diet is limited, as you are not supposed to eat crunchy, chewy, and sticky foods. Invisalign braces do not have food limitations as you take them out before you eat your food.

Invisalign are worn for a shorter duration typically nine to fifteen months. Braces can be worn for years with most patients wearing them for two years.

Another advantage of Invisalign braces over metal braces is that they are not painful. They straighten your teeth in an invasive manner. They are also comfortable as they are made of a smooth plastic material unlike the metal used in braces. Metal braces can be painful if they need to be adjusted or tightened.

Invisalign braces are also very popular with athletes who need straight teeth since they can be worn with a mouth guard to protect the teeth. Metal braces are uncomfortable and can even cut the side of your mouth during sporting activities. They also make it difficult to wear a mouth guard during sporting activities.

Further, Invisalign braces are removable therefore you can remove them during special occasions such as weddings or when swimming. Metal braces, on the other hand, cannot be removed until you are done with your treatment.

How Will A Dentist Restore Your Smile Using Invasilign

When you visit the dentist for this treatment plan, he or she will first create a 3-D image of your teeth and mouth using a scanner. This image will be sent to the lab for the technician to come up with custom-made aligners for you. Your dentist will discuss with you how the product works and will determine the duration of the treatment.

Once your aligners are ready, you will visit the dentist for another appointment where the aligners will be fixed. These aligners are invisible and removable. However, it is recommended that you wear these aligners most of the time during the day. Recommended duration is 20 hours per day although you can take them out while cleaning your teeth and eating.

As the treatment plan progresses your dentist will change your aligners. Such that each new aligners will guide the teeth to the desired position. You will have to visit the dentist every six weeks for him to determine your progress and make corrections that might be needed.

After treatment, your dentist will recommend that you wear retainers to prevent the teeth from shifting to their original position. The retainers will be as comfortable and visible just like Invisalign braces.

Benefits Of Invisalign Braces

Most patients that come to our Vita Dental facility in Spring Texas want the Invisalign treatment to achieve a straight smile. However, there are many other benefits offered by this treatment including:

  • Beautiful smile

Invisalign are used to straighten crooked teeth and cover any gaps between your teeth. This allows you to have a straight healthy smile. This is one of the reasons why patients seek the Invisalign treatment.

  • Improves oral health

Crooked and crowded teeth often trap food particles between the teeth which makes it hard to clean these areas. Further, your gums will not fit well in areas with crooked teeth, which means food, and bacteria will easily thrive in there. This can result in gum disease. Straight teeth lead to healthier gums and they are likely to protect you from cavities and gum disease.

  • Boosts self-esteem and confidence

For most teens, braces can be a source of bullying and taunting by other cruel children. Invisalign are clear and most children will be more interested to see how they work rather than bully your child about them.

  • Physiological advantages

Most people who are unhappy with how their teeth look avoid smiling. They might feel unattractive and often will be perceived as unhappy. Smiling is known to alleviate stress. People who smile often are also more approachable and may get promotions at their workplaces or even land a date due to their cheerful appearance. Invisalign braces allow you to smile more often allowing you to be more productive and appear happier.

The most important thing when getting Invisalign treatment is to look for the right dentist. At Vita Dental, we offer Invisalign treatment to straighten your teeth and restore your natural smile.

Our experienced and certified dentist offer the treatment with utmost care and professionalism. We also accept most commercial insurances in case you are worried that you will not afford the treatment. All our staff are friendly and we treat each of our patients as family. If you are in Spring Texas, visit us and let us give you the perfect straight smile.

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