07 Jan Invisalign: The Clear Alternative to Braces
You have finally come to terms with the fact that you need braces: You simply are unhappy with your smile, and you feel that now is as good a time as any to fix crooked teeth or to get rid of gaps that make you feel self conscious. Thanks to modern orthodontics, you may actually be able to bypass the metal brackets and wires and take advantage of Invisalign – an ideal alternative to traditional braces.
With Invisalign, virtually no one will even realize that you are straightening your teeth. This is because your dentist will provide you with custom-made, clear aligners that simply slip over your teeth and can be worn as you go about your daily business. The aligners gradually shift your teeth into their correct position. You can expect to get a new set of aligners approximately every two weeks as you progress to new stages of your treatment.
One of the advantages of using Invisalign is that unlike traditional braces, your Invisalign aligners can easily be removed before you eat. This makes oral care much easier, and it also means that you don’t have to follow the diet restrictions placed on those who wear traditional braces. You can even brush and rinse your aligners in lukewarm water to keep them clean. You should keep your aligners in for at least 20 to 22 hours each day in order to see the fastest results.
For those who are active in sports, ranging from football to soccer, Invisalign will not interfere with these activities. If a protective mouthguard is required for a particular sport, just remove the aligners and you’re set. In addition, your clear aligners are made of a soft plastic that is comfortable and won’t irritate your gums.
Upon completing Invisalign treatment, you will have a brand new smile that will rapidly restore your self-confidence. With modern orthodontics, being able to finally smile big has never been so easy. Contact the office of Dr. Lori Logan at 281-256-6866 today to find out whether you are a candidate for Invisalign and how we can help give you the fabulous Hollywood smile you’ve always dreamed of.