Invisalign: A New Way to Smile
There’s a new way to get the smile you’ve always wanted, it’s called Invisalign. It doesn’t matter if you’re 15 or 50, braces are are uncomfortable, and an easy way for preteens to experience teasing and mockery. But how can you get the perfect smile without a mouth full of metal?
At Wurzbach Parkway Family Dental, there’s a way to avoid being a ‘brace face’: Invisalign.
While Invisalign is still a relatively new treatment, it is a key component in cosmetic dentistry. The treatment uses clear, removable aligners to slowly move teeth into position. It’s an appealing alternative for adults who might want to avoid avoid a tinseled mouth at the office. The device can also be removed for eating.
Invisalign is a custom fit.
Not only are the Invisalign trays custom fit, moving the teeth a little bit at a time, but multiple trays are made at the outset of treatment with each one only slightly different. The trays should be replaced every three weeks as they gradually shift during the alignment process. Patients should expect to wear the trays 22 hours a day, but to remove them for eating, brushing, flossing, and of course interviews, photo shoots, etc.
With the use of advanced 3D computer imaging, a series of images can create aligners that each patient will wear during the course of treatment. Invisalign is not only popular amongst adults, but teens who are concerned about how traditional braces will change their appearance, but still want an aligned smile.
No matter the trends in treatment, there’s one thing that will always stay the same: health and aesthetics. Teeth need to be in the proper positions for stability of a good bite. A healthy bite promotes normal wear of the teeth, along with a healthy TMJ throughout life.
If you’re interested in a straighter smile, as well as a lifestyle flexibility, look no further than Wurzbach Parkway Family Dental’s cosmetic dentistry and Invisalign for a new way to improve your aesthetics and health.