In the past, teenagers and adults relied on metal braces to correct misalignments in their teeth. While effective, these braces had their drawbacks and often took several years to work. Orthodontics have come a long way, and now, patients who go to Sitwell Dental can enjoy Invisalign. Our dentist in Malta, NY will tell you if you qualify during a consultation and go over all the benefits in detail.
Metal braces will rub against the lips and gums, causing discomfort and occasionally bleeding. Invisalign aligners are made out of smooth plastic. You can wear them for 22 hours a day without even realizing they are there.
Braces of the past were highly noticeable. Any time you smiled for pictures, you would show off a mouth filled with metal. With Invisalign, no one will even know you have orthodontics in your mouth unless you tell them.
You have to live with metal braces all the time over the course of the treatment. With Invisalign, you can take your aligners out for two hours every day. This is enough time to take them out for every meal. You are not limited in what you can chew. All you need to do is clean your teeth before putting your aligners back in or else food particles will get trapped inside.
Years ago, some people would need to wear metal braces for up to five years to enjoy a better smile. Invisalign works much faster. Most people find they only need to wear the aligners for between 12 and 18 months. Depending on the extent of your malocclusion, your treatment may be much shorter.
Know What To Expect at Our Office
Call our Malta location to schedule a consultation with Dr. John O’Brien. You may learn Invisalign is perfect for your needs, so you can enjoy an advanced treatment for your misaligned teeth.