Often, patients visit our office looking for solutions to straighten their smile. Crooked teeth cause more than just cosmetic concerns. They also affect your overall dental health and your ability to brush and floss effectively. As your trusted cosmetic dentist in Atlanta, GA, we often recommend Invisalign to patients looking for mild to moderate orthodontic treatment. Here are the top three benefits that patients enjoy about Invisalign:
Invisalign is discreet.
Invisalign is a set of clear, plastic aligners. Every two weeks, you will switch out your aligner for a new one. Over time, these aligners will apply slight pressure to your teeth and encourage them to shift into a straighter position. Compared to traditional braces, Invisalign is much more discreet. The clear material that the aligners are made of allows patients to undergo treatment without the metallic aesthetics that come with traditional braces. This means that you get to maintain your natural smile aesthetics while still undergoing treatment to better your smile. Patients of all ages enjoy this benefit of Invisalign because it allows them to remain confident with their smiles in their personal and professional lives.
Invisalign is removable.
Traditional braces require the secure fastening of metal brackets and wires to your teeth surfaces. This means that patients being treated with traditional braces must maintain their metallic aesthetics for the entire duration of their treatment. With Invisalign, patients are free to remove their aligners throughout the day. This means that you can remove your Invisalign to eat, drink, or brush your teeth. Not only does this mean no dietary restrictions throughout your treatment, but also it means that your oral hygiene routine does not have to be negatively impacted by this treatment. Simply remove the aligner to care for your teeth and then reapply it afterward. You can also remove your Invisalign aligner for special occasions like weddings, job interviews, or first dates. As long as you wear your aligners on average 20-22 hours a day, your treatment progress will not be affected.
Invisalign requires less time in the dental chair.
With traditional braces, a dental professional must tighten your wires in order for your treatment to progress. However, with Invisalign, you are already in possession of the aligners you need to progress with your treatment. Your dentist will instruct you on when to switch aligners, and you may need to come in every few months for us to check on the progress of your treatment. However, this is drastically less time spent in the dental chair compared to traditional braces. Sandy Springs dentist Dr. Brenda Paulen is an Invisalign provider, offering this revolutionary clear aligner system for patients needing mild to moderate orthodontia. If you are interested in finding out if your smile can be treated with Invisalign, please schedule a consultation today. We look forward to seeing you soon.