Most people associate braces with teenagers and children, but the reality of adult braces is ever increasing. In fact, people of all ages can benefit from a straighter, more symmetrical smile. Adults interested in braces often don’t want the “metal mouth” appearance that is typical with traditional braces. Thankfully, there is another option.
Invisalign® is a great alternative to metal braces. It takes a modern approach to straightening teeth by using totally clear, custom-made aligners. These aligners are comfortable in the mouth and virtually invisible. They work by gradually and gently shifting your teeth into place. Simply pop in a new set of aligners every two weeks and you’re set. There are no sharp metal brackets to attach and no wires to tighten every month. With Invisalign, you can achieve a great smile with little to no daily interference.
Standard braces are attached to your teeth and can catch food and be difficult to clean. But with Invisalign, you can easily remove the aligner trays to allow for normal brushing and flossing during treatment. This greatly reduces the risk of tooth decay. Also, the aligners are comfortable, so you should be able to wear them for the recommended 20 to 22 hours a day without much effort. The best part about the whole process is that most people won’t even know you’re straightening your teeth.
Having teeth that are properly aligned will not only give you a great smile but it will also help with the longevity of your teeth. Our goal is to keep your teeth intact for a lifetime, and having misaligned teeth can lead to periodontal disease, general wear and early tooth loss.
Whether your issue is crowding, spacing, deep bite or open bite, it can be corrected with Invisalign, the clear alternative. Request your free Invisalign consultation at our Cary office now!