Some patients may have needed orthodontic treatment when they were growing up but were not able to get it either by circumstance or choice. Perhaps they did not want to be stuck with a mouthful of braces at the time or were too worried about getting food stuck in their braces, or deal with the general discomfort of wearing them 24 hours a day. Now, the children who were not able to get orthodontic treatment are adults and have various options from which to choose. Thanks to technological advancements, their choices are not just limited to a mouthful of braces. They have alternatives.
One of those alternatives does away with all the negative aspects of conventional braces and embraces a new way of thinking about orthodontics. This option does not cause the patient any discomfort nor does food get stuck on them either. In fact, this option does not even use the wire and bracket technology that braces do. Rather, it uses clear plastic trays to apply the proper pressure to shift the teeth into their correct places. They can be removed at any time to allow for brushing and flossing as well as eating. This option? It is called Invisalign and is taking the orthodontic world by storm. Those patients interested in finding out more should come to our Bonnie & Simone office.
With braces, one of the most common complaints from patients is the discomfort and pain they feel after each appointment when the braces are tightened and adjusted. Thankfully, with Invisalign there is none of that discomfort. The trays use gentle, constant, pressure and apply a different treatment model. They slowly shift teeth to their desired location simply by wearing the alignment trays. There is nothing permanently secured to the teeth like with conventional braces. The trays are swapped out approximately every two weeks to make sure the proper amount of pressure is maintained.
With Invisalign there is nothing sharp to poke patients in their cheeks, tongue, or gums. Patients have complained about braces rubbing the soft tissues of their mouth, but with Invisalign this will not happen. They are made to the exact specifications of the patient's mouth and will fit perfectly. They need to be worn approximately 22 hours a day in order to get the teeth to shift properly.
Invisalign is the Right Choice
Most people, when asked to imagine someone with braces, will almost always picture someone with a mouthful of wires and brackets, but that is not the case any longer. There are alternatives to traditional braces. Orthodontics has changed a great deal in the last few decades and Invisalign is one of those changes.
Any patient who is in need of corrective orthodontics for bite problems or improper jaw or tooth alignment should look no further than Invisalign. There are no wires and nothing sharp to have to fight with. Using the clear flexible treatment trays, patients will hardly realize they are wearing the aligners. Come see us today for an evaluation at Bonnie & Simone. Patients can also give us a call at (757) 540-1028.