Once told your teeth need straightening, the odds are you’re less than thrilled. After all, ahead of you is likely years of metal bands scraping the inside of your lips and cheeks, wires poking you, and difficulties keeping your teeth clean.
Unless you opt for Invisalign.
The Invisalign straightening system consists of a series of clear plastic aligners that are virtually undetectable when worn. Each aligner is worn for a period of two weeks after which it is replaced by the next aligner in the process. The series of aligners is mapped out at the Align Technology Laboratory, where impressions and x-rays of the patient’s teeth are converted into three-dimensional images of the teeth. From there software maps out how the teeth will need to be moved and what each successive aligner will do.
Invisalign has many advantages over typical braces:
Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible when on the teeth. There are no bands or wires, no metal.
2. No fuss brushing and flossing
With Invisalign, you don’t need to worry about having to brush around your braces, or deal with flossers. To brush and floss you simply take your tray out, replacing it when you are finished.
You won’t need to cut your corn off the cob. With Invisalign, you simply remove your mold when eating. And there won’t be any of those food stuck in your braces.
4. Jump, run & play!
Braces can make being active less fun and even intimidating. Running, jumping, and playing sports can all lead to your metal braces scratching your mouth, or getting stuck on opponents’ shirts or your own. But with Invisalign you can wear your mold without worry; the soft plastic keeps your teeth safe without any scraping.
The biggest benefit of Invisalign is that it’s comfortable! The aligners do their job without you even knowing they are there.
Call us at Lerner & Lemongello Dentistry, 561-627-9000, and let’s see if Invisalign is the right answer for your teeth straightening needs.