September 29, 2017

As students all over the country head back to school, many deal with the lack of confidence and self-esteem that comes with not having a smile they are proud of. One of the biggest problems that teenagers deal with when it comes to their smiles is having crooked or misaligned teeth. For many parents, it’s time to start thinking about orthodontic options that give their children straight smiles for life. At 8118 Dental Professionals, our cosmetic dentist offers Invisalign as an option for those who want to forego traditional braces in favor of a less obvious option.

How Does It Work?

Invisalign straightens the teeth by using a series of clear-colored trays that move the teeth over a period. Trays or aligners are changed regularly, and the teeth gradually shift to a place where they are straight and aligned perfectly.  

What are the Benefits?

Repositioning teeth with Invisalign offers many benefits. At a time when teenagers are often self-conscious, we offer an option that allows them to have straighter teeth without the metal, elastic bands, and brackets that come with traditional braces. The benefits of Invisalign include:

  • Aligners are removable, allowing patients to remove them when they want to eat, brush, or floss
  • During the time patients wear aligners, the gum tissue may become healthier
  • Aligners may reduce the risk of gum disease, tooth decay, and plaque retention as cleanings are convenient, easy, and fast
  • With Invisalign, the chances of dental trauma or abnormal wear are reduced
  • At the end of treatment, patients enjoy a straight, dazzling smile that they can feel comfortable with

Treatment time depends on the individual patient and what they hope to accomplish. To determine if you are a good candidate for Invisalign instead of traditional braces, call to schedule an appointment today. At 8118 Dental Professionals, we are happy to discuss the aspects of treatment and help you determine what is right for you.



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