Invisalign is a transparent aligner system that uses removable plastic trays to straighten teeth gradually. The aligners are designed with slight but gradual movements that move teeth over time into the desired position. While they are removable, patients must wear their aligners for at least 22 hours a day and can only remove them to eat, brush and floss their teeth or for special occasions. At TLC Dental Care, patients typically receive a new set of aligners every two weeks and progress through treatment until they achieve a straight and more beautiful smile.
Invisalign offers many benefits over traditional metal braces. Because Invisalign is clear, it does not interfere with one’s smile during treatment. Additionally, the aligners are removable, so there are no food restrictions as with traditional braces. Because the aligners are removable, many patients have an easier time maintaining good oral hygiene throughout Invisalign treatment than conventional braces. Also, because Invisalign doesn’t involve wires or brackets, it is generally more comfortable than traditional braces. Finally, because Invisalign moves teeth using a series of clear, plastic aligners, it can treat a broad range of cases, including crowding, spacing, crossbite, open bite, and more. Traditional braces are not appropriate for all patients and require regular adjustment appointments to adjust wires and brackets, which can become loose, bent, or broken. Not only is Invisalign more convenient and comfortable, but it is also faster! With Invisalign, patients can complete their orthodontic treatment in as little as one year, which is half the time of traditional braces. Patients can achieve their desired results in far less time than with conventional braces.
The clear aligners are discreet and virtually invisible when worn, so you don’t have to worry about your appearance at work or hanging out with friends. Because you can remove them when you eat and brush your teeth, there’s no need to worry about food getting stuck in the trays like you would with braces. You can also remove your aligners for special gatherings like birthdays, weddings, or reunions where you don’t want to worry about how you look in your pictures.
Caring for your teeth is also easier since you can easily remove your aligners to brush and floss your teeth. This prevents the issue of having food particles stuck in between your teeth due to not being able to clean around them properly. The removable nature of the aligners also makes it easier to maintain proper oral hygiene. This also helps you prevent cavities from developing by keeping your teeth cleaner for a more extended period.
If you’re still on the fence about whether or not to get Invisalign, speak with a dentist at TLC Dental Care at 1101 West Tokay Street Suite 1, Lodi, CA 95240, or call (209) 334-2821 to find out if they’re the right choice for you.
1101 West Tokay Street Suite 1,
Lodi, CA 95240
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