Whether you are 14 years old or 45, you always benefit from a smile you are confident with. Many people require braces to align and perfect their teeth, but some shy away because they don’t want to deal with the discomfort and the obvious changes to their looks. Fortunately, there are alternative orthodontic options that work for all ages, giving you straight teeth without the metal of braces. One of these valuable alternatives is Invisalign. If you want straighter teeth, consider the many benefits that come with this treatment.
Appearance, Comfort and Duration
Most braces are made of metal and make the mouth feel chunky and heavy. In social situations, this can be difficult, especially for adults. With Invisalign, clear aligners are used to shift the teeth over time. The aligners are switched every one to two weeks as the teeth gradually move, but you don’t have to deal with the awkwardness of noticeable braces.
Traditional braces must stay in place once they are placed on the teeth until treatment is complete. This can be difficult and uncomfortable when it comes to eating in public. With Invisalign, the aligners can be removed whenever necessary, so eating and speaking is easier. While aligners should be worn 22 hours out of each day, you can remove them when you absolutely must.
Treatment with conventional braces can last up to five years, but Invisalign is usually done within 12-18 months. Your teeth are straightened quickly, and you can have the straight smile you’ve always dreamed of in a shorter period.
Invisalign treatments are completely computerized so you can see exactly what your mouth will look like once treatment is done, and how long it will take to get there. With metal braces, it is often a trial and error process to get the teeth completely straight.
Not everyone is a good candidate for Invisalign, but Dr. Cervenka can consult with you to determine which orthodontic option is right for your situation. Contact Southpark Dental Group in Orlando, FL to schedule an appointment today!