If your teeth are crooked and it affects how you feel about yourself, there is no need to remain insecure when you have several treatment options. While traditional braces are often seen as a huge hassle, Dr. Kim offers Invisalign in Arlington, VA. This is a non-invasive, inconspicuous method of straightening teeth providing you with a better smile.
Invisalign trays are made after an impression is taken of your teeth, so they fit snugly in your mouth. Aligners are clear and hard to see. They can be removed for eating so you don’t have to worry about having food in your braces. While traditional braces are a valid option for straightening teeth, patients often choose Invisalign because it is a more comfortable option.
Traditional braces are uncomfortable for many patients because they feel they are obvious and unattractive. With Invisalign, the aligners are barely noticeable. Each one is clear and fits right next to the teeth so there is no slipping or changes to speech. Aligners are worn through the night and ideal wear time is 22 hours each day.
Regular braces can take up to five years to completely move the teeth, but Invisalign can be done as quickly as a year. Patients benefit from a straighter smile in a shorter time period. While Invisalign is not an option for everyone, many who previously chose traditional braces are now seeing the benefits.
Invisalign is all done through fully computerized treatment. This means that there are no surprises and you know from day one what you can expect your teeth to look like after treatment. Traditional braces are often a trial and error process that can take longer.