Many people find braces uncomfortable and unsightly, so they turn to alternative treatment methods such as Invisalign. At Rockville Dentistry Plus, we offer the Invisalign system that uses a series of clear aligners that gently move your teeth into proper alignment over time. These aligners are removable, so patients can take them out to eat and drink other essential things like brushing and flossing.
What Are the Invisalign Advantages?
Since these aligners are clear, they are nearly invisible when worn. This helps many patients feel more confident during treatment because no one can see their aligners as their teeth improve with each aligner change. In most cases, patients wear their aligners for around two weeks before swapping them out for the next set in the series. Patients should wear the aligners for a minimum of 22 hours daily for the best outcomes possible. This keeps the teeth from moving continually toward their final position.
Since the aligners are smooth, clear plastic, they do not irritate the mouth like traditional braces. There are no wires or metal parts that can poke into the soft tissues of the mouth. This makes the aligners much more comfortable than traditional braces as well.
The Benefits of Invisalign
Improved Oral Hygiene
Your oral hygiene habits, such as brushing and flossing, play a significant role in your oral health. However, traditional braces make it difficult to brush and floss around brackets and wires. This can result in plaque buildup that is more likely to lead to cavities or gingivitis. In contrast, the removable aligners make it easy for patients to brush and floss as recommended.
More Attractive Appearance
Most patients are unhappy with the appearance of their smile and are incredibly self-conscious about wearing metal braces. Invisalign provides patients a straighter smile without having them put up with the discomfort, inconvenience, and self-consciousness of traditional braces.
Easier Eating and Drinking
Metal braces can make it more difficult for patients to eat normally. Bite alignment is often an issue for patients with traditional braces since the brackets and wires apply pressure on the teeth. But Invisalign eliminates these issues. Invisalign consists of clear aligner trays worn over the teeth and are nearly invisible when in place. Therefore, patients can eat their favorite foods without worrying about damaging brackets or wires.
Invisalign is an excellent option for many patients who want a straighter smile without traditional braces. Get in touch with Rockville Dentistry Plus at 152 Rollins Ave #204, Rockville, MD, or call 240-669-8268 to schedule an appointment with our orthodontist for a consultation to find out if Invisalign is a good option.