You may be surprised to find out that the benefits of properly aligned teeth go far beyond confident smile. They include healthier teeth and gums, easier cleaning and reduced risk of decay and gum disease. When teeth are properly aligned, it helps the gums fit more securely around the teeth, allowing for the strongest and healthiest defense against potential periodontal problems. That’s where Invisalign comes in. The comfortable and clear aligners gently and gradually begin to move your teeth into the proper position — without unsightly brackets and wires.
How does Invisalign work
At the dental exam qualified staff at My Family Dentistry takes careful impressions of your teeth. The impressions are used to create aligner trays that are made of smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible plastic that you simply wear over your teeth. Wearing the aligners will gradually and gently shift your teeth into place based on the exact movements Dr. Mullins carefully plans out for you. There are no metal brackets, no wires and no worries associated with tightening or adjusting braces. And the best part is that the aligners are absolutely invisible and no one will even notice that you are straightening your teeth! Every two weeks you simply pop a new set of aligners until the treatment is complete and you have a brand new confident smile.
When it comes to finding the right option for straightening your teeth and comparing pros and cons, the advantages become apparent. With regular braces, you may experience some or all of the following: pain, discomfort, mouth sores or injuries caused by the brace wires, tooth decay (from inadequate brushing and flossing), plaque buildup, tooth discoloration, tooth/bracket breakage, or difficulty eating. As if that weren’t enough, there are also the personal sacrifices — popcorn, chips, bagels, hard-crusted bread, pizza crust, pretzel, nuts, certain candies…plus apples, carrots, corn on the cob, and more.
Invisalign allows you to view your virtual results and treatment plan before you start so you can see how your straightened teeth will look when your treatment is complete. Instead of imagining how much better it can be, you’ll be able to see it for yourself.
Call today to make an appointment to discuss how Invisalign can improve your life!
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