It’s no secret that having a straight and perfect smile can be a big deal. Not only is your smile the first thing people notice, it also can affect both your professional and personal life in big ways. Unfortunately for most, getting there isn’t easy. Unless you were lucky enough to be born with perfect genes, or your parents sprang for braces when you were younger, chances are you’re a little disappointed with the arrangement of your teeth. Crowding, gaps, crossbite, and other problems can make you unhappy with the appearance of your smile.
Only a decade ago, this disappointment would be difficult to solve. For the longest time, braces were the only practical option to straighten our teeth, and, especially as an adult, braces can be pretty embarrassing. They can take up to 5 years to correct our smile, and often make other aspects of our life difficult. With technologies like Invisalign, however, this process is much easier.
What Is Invisalign?
Invisalign is now one of the most popular methods for correcting crooked teeth in adults. Using the same orthodontic principles as braces, Invisalign is a set of custom-crafted, BPA-free plastic aligners that fit comfortably over your teeth. After an initial appointment with your dentist, measurements are taken and a correction plan is put into place which will utilize several sets of aligners. Over time, these aligners apply gentle pressure which slowly put your teeth into place.
What Are the Benefits?
When compared to traditional orthodontic options like braces, the most obvious benefit of Invisalign is time. Braces can take up to five years to correct a smile while Invisalign works in as little as six months. Invisalign is also much less restrictive than braces. The trays are removable and allow you to eat the same diet as you did before. And there are no sharp metal wires or brackets, so the aligners are generally less painful than braces. Another major benefit is aesthetic. Aligning trays are clear plastic and difficult to see, even by people you’re talking to, unlike the metal wires of braces.
The Smile You Want
During your initial appointment, your dentist will take measurements and talk through your smile goals. Together, you can pick a timeframe as well as the issues you want to correct. In this way, Invisalign allows you to have the exact smile you want with no surprises. You’ll know how long you’ll be wearing each aligner and when you’ll be able to have the smile you want.
But Is It Right For You?
If you’re tired of having crooked teeth and are ready for a change, then you should schedule a dentist appointmentas soon as possible. The best way to determine whether a treatment option is right for your smile is to speak with your dentist. Invisalign is designed for mild to moderate orthodontic issues, and speaking with your dentist could provide you with a better framework for understand the situation.
Do you want to learn whether you can enjoy the benefits of tooth straightening with Invisalign in Scripps Ranch? Please call today for an appointment with cosmetic dentist Dr. Ramin Goshtasbi at Oasis Dental Arts.