Braces are no longer seen as a rite of passage for teenagers. Adults with gaps or crookedness are now investing in braces to improve the look of their smiles and their dental health. One of the most amazing breakthroughs in orthodontic technology is Invisalign, a straightening treatment used frequently by your dentists at 1st Choice Dental Care in Woodstock and Kennesaw, Georgia. We believe in giving our patients accurate and comprehensive information about the dental treatments they offer. Here's more information about the advantages of choosing Invisalign to straighten your teeth.
Advantages of Invisalign
One of the main reasons people choose Invisalign is in its name: the aligners are practically invisible when you're wearing them. They are made from a lightweight, transparent plastic that is molded to the shape of your teeth. This makes them not only an inconspicuous way to have straight teeth; they're also much more comfortable than traditional metal braces. They also allow you much more freedom to eat what you enjoy, as the aligners are designed to be removed during meals. They're also much easier to maintain than traditional braces: since they're removable, a simple rinsing, soaking and brushing is enough to keep them clean. This also allows you to brush your teeth more thoroughly.
Points to consider about Invisalign
While Invisalign has many advantages, certain situations might lead you and your Woodstock and Kennesaw dentist down a different path for straightening your teeth. If you have severe crowding and tooth loss, for example, you may need to have more intensive treatments first and then utilize Invisalign to "fine-tune" the alignment. Because of the responsibility involved with wearing and cleaning the removable aligners, Invisalign works best for patients over the age of 18. The aligners are small and lightweight and can be easily misplaced, leading to extended treatment time or costly replacements. They also must be worn between 20 and 22 hours each day; for some younger patients, it may be tempting to remove them more frequently.
If you'd like to learn more about how Invisalign can help you, contacting 1st Choice Dental Care in Woodstock and Kennesaw, GA is a great place to start! We look forward to hearing from you!