Traditional braces have been used for decades, but now, there is a revolutionary treatment for correcting malocclusions. Invisalign is perfect for teens who do not want every photo of them in high school to feature a metal mouth. It is also a great form of adult orthodontics. Many adults develop malocclusions later in life, and clear aligners allow adults to correct the problem without feeling self-conscious. In either case, any demographic can take advantage of the array of benefits.
The biggest benefit is that clear aligners are transparent. They fit perfectly over your teeth, and most people you pass will probably not even notice you are wearing them.
Traditional braces require the wearer to give up certain foods, such as corn on the cob, sticky candy, corn chips, nuts, popcorn and pizza crust. You only need to wear Invisalign 22 hours out of the day. This means you can remove them for meals, so you can enjoy a wider array of foods. You just need to make sure to brush your teeth before putting the aligners back on.
While braces can sometimes take years to work, clear aligners typically fix the malocclusion between 12 and 18 months. Ultimately, the length of time depends on the severity of the malocclusion.
Traditional braces can rub against the inside of the cheek during physical activity, which is not great for teens involved in sports. Since aligners are made out of smooth, strong plastic material, they do not leave behind abrasions.
Contact us in Mt. Horeb, WI to schedule an appointment at the office of Dr. Angela Cotey to see if Invisalign is right for you. People of all ages come into our office to feel more confident in their smiles, and we want to make you our next satisfied patient.