Imagine this scenario …
You wake up and brush your teeth. You can’t help smiling as you look in the mirror because your teeth look great.
For the first time since you were a kid, you are comfortable sharing your smile. Your teeth are straight and evenly spaced.
You’ve got the kind of smile you’re used to seeing in celebrity magazines.
And you got it sooner than you expected with the help of Denise DiBona DDS and Invisalign.
If you would like to make this scenario come true, call our dentist office in Red Bank, NJ, to find out how Invisalign could improve your smile.
What Is Invisalign?
If you have mild to moderately misaligned teeth, it may just be the smile solution that you have wanted.
Invisalign is an alternative to traditional braces and a means of realigning your teeth into a straighter position.
Adult orthodontics have become more common. Yet, millions of people who would like to have straight teeth don’t want to consider wearing metal brackets and wires in their mouth for two years or more to achieve this goal.
Instead of brackets and wires, Invisalign uses a series of plastic aligners. Brackets and wire can be used to push and pull teeth in the right direction to make them line up. Invisalign uses its aligners to push your teeth gently into a straight alignment.
Why Should You Consider Invisalign?
Invisalign offers some clear advantages when compared to traditional braces.
This is true for working adults and for teenagers who may be shy about wearing braces. We want to be clear that Invisalign will not work for everyone, although it will work on a variety of alignment problems.
Invisalign has been used to treat patients with crossbites, open bites, overbites, and underbites. It also has helped people with crooked and crowded, teeth and people with gapped teeth.
If you are considering orthodontic treatment, then you deserve to have one that will give you the results that you want. If you visit our office for a consultation, we will help you determine which kind of treatment will give you the best long-term results.
For patients who do qualify for Invisalign, here are some of the benefits compared to braces.
► Invisalign Will Save Time.
We mentioned earlier that traditional braces typically take about a two years to work. This is because of the way braces move your teeth in two stages.
During the first stage, your braces will move the crowns of your teeth. During the second stage, your braces adjust the roots. Each stage takes an average of a year to complete.
A typical Invisalign treatment will take around 12 months although your treatment time may vary depending on the specifics of your condition.
► Invisalign Is Discreet.
One reason many people don’t straighten their teeth is because they do not want to wear braces. Some people don’t like the added attention they will receive if they have pieces of metal attached to their teeth.
If you are one of those people, then Invisalign may be the perfect alternative.
Each plastic aligner is clear — as in transparent — which makes them practically invisible when you are wearing them. As you get used to having them on your teeth, a vast majority of people you meet won’t realize that you are undergoing orthodontic treatment, much less wearing an orthodontic device.
► Invisalign Is Convenient.
Any orthodontic treatment is going to require multiple visits to a dentist or orthodontist office. Whoever is overseeing your treatment will need to monitor your progress, if nothing else.
With braces, you will need to have them adjusted from time to time. With each adjustment, your dentist or orthodontist will be tightening something, and you will feel the change each time.
With Invisalign, your “adjustment” amounts to taking out your old aligner and replacing it with the next one in your series.
► Invisalign Is Simple.
In addition to what we just mentioned, Invisalign is easier to deal with on a day-to-day basis. You will need to wear it for 22 hours each day for the best results, but you will appreciate being able to take out the aligner for two hours per day.
With braces, you will have the brackets and wires on your teeth 24 hours a day for the entirety of your treatment. As a result, you may have to give up eating certain foods that could cause your brackets to come loose or your wires to break.
You’ll also need to adjust your oral hygiene routine and learn to use some new tools to keep your teeth and gums clean.
During the two hours that you can remove your Invisalign aligners, you can eat whatever you want. And you will be able to brush and floss your teeth just as you do now. No special tools or special instructions required.
Your New Smile Is Waiting
Don’t keep living with a smile that you are embarrassed to share. You can feel more confident and comfortable when your teeth look like you think they should.