Have you been considering straightening your teeth, but hate the idea of metal brackets and wires in your mouth? Have you wondered what you would look like if your teeth were straight? Thanks to advances in dental technology, you can have straight teeth without the metal, and you can see the results before starting the procedure. With Invisalign® aligners, your teeth are straightened discreetly, and you have the freedom to enjoy all your favorite foods without worry.
Clear aligners for teeth straightening were invented in the late 1990s. They have changed the way teens and adults straighten their teeth. Invisalign is the original clear aligner that transformed orthodontics and gave patients discreet, comfortable options for improving their smile. If you live in Seguin or New Braunfels, TX, and want to explore Invisalign orthodontics, visit us at Sapphire Creek Dental. We offer the original clear aligners for teens and adults at our office.
Crooked, gapped and uneven teeth can be unattractive and difficult to keep clean. Braces can straighten teeth, but they can be uncomfortable and very noticeable during the one to two years of treatment. Invisalign offers a discreet option to achieve a straighter, healthier smile. These clear, plastic aligners slide easily over teeth, and you can adjust them into the correct position. Benefits of Invisalign over metal braces include:
- Almost invisible
- Removable for eating and teeth cleaning
- No wires, bands or uncomfortable brackets
- No trips to the dentist for broken wires
- Comfortable orthodontic treatment
Invisalign is a perfect option for adults who want to straighten their teeth but do not want to wear braces for personal or professional reasons. Teens love clear aligners, as they offer more freedom to eat the foods they love. In most cases, Invisalign provides similar results as traditional braces over a comparable amount of time.
This technologically advanced system of straightening teeth is used to treat the misalignment of anterior teeth. Your front teeth are prominent when you smile and when they are out of alignment, they can often be straightened without the necessity of traditional braces. This is done with clear plastic aligners that move the teeth a little at a time. Within months, your teeth are moved into the optimal predetermined position. Your smile will be straight and beautiful.
Using computer technology before treatment gets underway, the Invisalign system allows you the opportunity to see what your smile will look like after the treatment is completed. During treatment, the clear aligners you use are so discreet, people will have a hard time noticing that you are wearing them. Invisalign is the simple, efficient way to straighten teeth without the hassle and discomfort of metal brackets and wires. In addition to being discreet, clear aligners also give you freedom from worrying about your diet and oral hygiene practices.
Clear Aligners for Teens and Adults
One of the drawbacks of traditional braces is their restrictions. Sticky and hard foods must be avoided in order to protect the brackets and wires. Brushing and flossing your teeth is more complicated with traditional braces as well. If your misalignment situation does not require traditional braces, then the Invisalign system may be right for you.
The clear aligners make getting your teeth straightened considerably easier. There are no dietary restrictions. You can eat what you like whenever you want. Teens appreciate that they can enjoy going out for pizza with friends or a trip to the movies, and popcorn and candy are not restricted. Take your aligners out for eating and pop them back in when you are finished.
You can maintain your usual brushing and flossing routine with Invisalign, too. Just add rinsing your aligners to the mix, and you are good to go. There are no special brushes or tools needed.
If you or your teenager need orthodontics, Invisalign may be the right choice. Every few weeks, you receive a new set of aligners that adjust your teeth toward their desired position. Invisalign aligners are made from BPA-free clear plastic, making them discreet and safe to use. Treatment can last from six months up to two years, depending on the extent of misalignment.
For those who live in San Marcos, Seguin or New Braunfels, TX, Sapphire Creek Dental is your source for Invisalign orthodontics. Contact our office to schedule an orthodontic consultation to learn more about Invisalign. Ask about our financing options to help manage the cost of orthodontic treatment.