Crooked teeth are annoying, unsightly, and can even be unhealthy for your body’s overall health and well-being. The solution most people choose are standard metal braces. However, these contraptions are painful, especially when tightened by your orthodontist, and can make you feel uncomfortable about the way you look when you smile. Most people don’t know that there is a more cost-effective, less painful, and easier way to straighten their teeth than traditional braces. The new, more appealing solution is Invisalign.
Invisalign is an orthodontic aligner that functions in the same way as braces, but without the painful wire tightenings or the hassle of wearing braces while you eat. These aligners are removable just like a temporary retainer. They are composed of a clear thermoplastic that is BPA free, making it less conspicuous than standard braces.
It seems improbable that a piece of plastic can provide all the orthodontic benefits of braces with virtually none of the hassles that go along with them, but they really can. These orthodontic aligners provide treatment for, overbite, crowding teeth, spacing, under bite, deep bite, and more. They can fix everything but the most severe of orthodontic problems, which for a majority of people is a non-issue.
Not only do these thermoplastic aligners achieve the same functionality of braces, but users often have healthier gums as compared to people who have braces. This is because it is easier to clean your teeth and keep up with your dental routine when you don’t have metal that catches food particles and bacteria. There is also a significant decrease in the risk of abnormal wear.
With Invisalign, there is less need to go into the dentist’s office for regular maintenance, as compared to traditional braces. You will use around eight or twelve different aligners to achieve the desired results you want for your teeth. The trays or aligners change every two weeks, so by that math you can achieve your dental goals in two to three months depending on the nature of your orthodontic problem.
These aligners are FDA approved, so if orthodontics are included in your insurance plan, you should be covered.
To learn more about the benefits of Invisalign, talk with your dentist or orthodontist, and they will be able to answer all of your questions and concerns as well as provide you with all the insurance information that you will need on your road to straighter teeth.