When you decide to get the smile you always wanted, you have two main options for orthodontics: traditional braces or Invisalign®. More and more people, especially adults, are choosing Invisalign® over traditional braces for many reasons. That is why the dentists at Southpark Dental Group offer them as part of their dental services.
This treatment works best for adults and older teenagers because their teeth are fully formed. Additionally, having a transparent aligner is typically more important to these age groups. That is because visible braces lead to self-conscious feelings, especially in adults.
Invisalign® has the capacity to fix a lot of dental issues, including spacing, overcrowding, overbites, and underbites. However, if your issues are too severe, then you might not be a candidate for this type of treatment. Instead, you may need to use traditional braces, at least for the initial phases of treatment.
One of the benefits of Invisalign® treatment is that it is removable. However, it also makes it easier to give up on the treatment. It is up to you to put the aligners back in so that you wear them for the required 22 hours or more per day. If you forget or decide not to wear them, the treatment might not be as effective. Therefore, you need to be dedicated to the practice.
If you are short on time, then these aligners might be the option for you. You do not have as many visits to the dental office as you do with traditional braces. Plus, the overall treatment time is typically shorter.
Another reason that people choose Invisalign® is the comfort. Braces are notorious for causing pain, not just from the movement that occurs in the mouth but also when the wire or brackets break. Invisalign® aligners are plastic, so they do not hurt or irritate the same as metal braces.
If you think you are a candidate for this type of treatment, contact us to schedule an appointment and discuss your options.