Invisalign has revolutionized the way that people straighten their teeth. First made available to the public in the late 1990s, Invisalign was developed by Stanford University graduate students who wanted an inconspicuous orthodontic treatment option that utilized removable appliances instead of fixed ones anchored to tooth structure. Our dentist offers Invisalign consultations to those interested in this treatment option. Following are five benefits to wearing Invisalign.
While the objective of any type of orthodontic treatment is to straighten teeth, many people do not realize that straight teeth tend to be healthier and more resistant to disease. Like other types of braces, Invisalign improves the positioning of teeth and helps correct spacing issues. People who wear Invisalign can enjoy the benefits of teeth that are no longer gapped, overlapped, or rotated.
Properly positioning your teeth improves your bite. A malocclusion (unhealthy bite) means that teeth will make contact inappropriately, which contributes to worn dentition. By aligning teeth, those who choose Invisalign can reap the benefits of a healthier occlusion after treatment.
When compared to conventional orthodontia, Invisalign is considered by many far more comfortable. This is because Invisalign is made from clear, slightly pliable plastic and has no sharp edges to cut into or scrape against soft oral tissue.
Traditional braces consist of metal and rubber components that are obvious to others. Invisalign is discreet, however, because the clear plastic is virtually invisible to others. The undetectable nature of Invisalign means that patients – especially adults – can enjoy orthodontic treatment without worrying about their appliances distracting from their smiles.
Removable Orthodontic Appliances
Did you know that Invisalign is removable? Unlike conventional braces, Invisalign can be removed with ease. This feature of Invisalign allows patients to enjoy meals without their braces obstructing oral function.
It’s never too late to enjoy the benefits of a straight, beautiful smile. If you interested in Invisalign, call us at your convenience to schedule an appointment with our dentist. At your consultation, our team will perform a physical examination, take diagnostics, and answer any questions you have about your treatment options.