Orthodontic clear aligners, commonly known as Invisalign, are a revolutionary treatment to help patients obtain straight, healthy teeth. When hearing about the treatment for the first time, many patients think it is too good to be true and they rightfully have some reservations. While not everyone will qualify for the treatment, you should certainly speak with our dentist in Riverview, FL to see if it is right for you.
It Works Discreetly
Your orthodontist will provide you with a set of clear aligners specifically designed to fit over your teeth. Treatment usually lasts for around 12 months and you need to keep the aligners over your teeth for at least 22 hours every day. That means you can remove the aligners while you eat, which cannot be said for standard braces. The discreet nature also means teenagers and adults alike can benefit. Teens can take their school photos with peace of mind, and adults who develop malocclusions later in life do not have to worry about having braces during big business meetings or other important business gatherings.
Many Patients Qualify
Patients dealing with overcrowded or gapped teeth often qualify for Invisalign. It is also recommended to treat open bites, crossbites, underbites, and overbites. While advancements in the treatment have allowed it to be used in a wider range of cases, it may not work in extreme cases of the above dental issues.
Clear aligners are just as effective as metal braces to correct malocclusions. Another perk of the aligners is that they require fewer orthodontic visits. With braces, the orthodontist needs to tighten them once every few weeks. With aligners, you need to go to the orthodontist once every six weeks to receive your next set of aligners to accommodate the movement of your teeth.
Call Dr. Matthew Ahrens at SouthShore Orthodontics to see if Invisalign is right for you. Our expert team will review your teeth in detail to ensure your orthodontic treatment works perfectly.