If you have gapped teeth or suffer from a misaligned bite or have crooked teeth, you might have already considered getting braces at Dental Arts in Seminole. There are a number of reasons why you might not want to get traditional braces: you might think you’re too old, you might not like the idea of having metal in your mouth, or you might simply not like the aesthetic appearance of them. Whatever reason you have for saying ‘no’ to traditional braces, there’s another option available at Dental Arts. We are proud to offer Invisalign as an alternative treatment.
Invisalign are almost completely invisible (which is where they get their name from) and fairly undetectable when you smile. Another benefit is the fact that traditional braces can take up to four years to work completely and Invisalign typically is only worn for nine to twelve months – depending on your mouth’s need, of course.
3-D modeling and computer technology come together as one to create aligners that will slowly adjust your teeth from their misalignment and fix gaps in your mouth. In Seminole, Invisalign is becoming more and more popular.
While wearing traditional braces, you are stuck wearing them 24/7 because they’re attached to your teeth with brackets and wires. Invisalign has the advantage here too: they can be taken out at any point. So, if you don’t want to wear them while eating, you can simply remove them. They can also be taken out to brush your teeth which makes oral hygiene a lot easier to maintain.
Even though you can take them out whenever you want, you should always make sure that you’re wearing them as often as the dentist at Dental Arts says you should. Without following your treatment plan to the letter, you’re risking having the benefits of straightening your smile in the right amount of time.
Though having a straight smile is great for aesthetic reasons, it’s not just cosmetic benefits that you’ll be looking at when using Invisalign. You’ll also be able to chew better and more easily articulate when you talk. Want a straight smile but don’t care for traditional braces? Talk to your dentist today about Invisalign.