When the subject of orthodontics comes up, what usually comes to mind are metal brackets, wires, and large amounts of pain. However, while traditional types of braces and other forms, such as lingual and clear braces, are commonly used to straighten teeth, another alternative is growing in popularity known as Invisalign clear aligners.
The Invisalign Difference
Invisalign aligners, unlike traditional braces, do not use metal brackets or wires. Invisalign in Lakeview use aligners that are constructed of nearly invisible plastic and just slide on over the teeth.
No cement or bonding agent is used to keep them attached to the teeth, which makes them removable during the entire treatment process. Because of that, Invisalign offers great benefits that are not available if opting for traditional braces.
Some patients hesitate to receive orthodontic treatments because of being self-conscious of their appearance when they are wearing metal brackets and wires across their teeth. However, Invisalign aligners are nearly invisible and straighten teeth without interfering with a normal smile.
Since the Invisalign aligners are removable, patients can clean their teeth much easier than if they wore the traditional metal brackets that are not removable during the entire procedure.
Eat What Comes to Mind
Orthodontists are quick to tell patients wearing traditional brackets to avoid certain kinds of foods. That is not the case with Invisalign since they are removed before each meal. Diet can remain the same during the Invisalign treatment procedure as before, which means patients can eat whatever their hearts desire.
Invisalign aligners are made of a flexible soft material that does not irritate the soft tissue in the mouth, which braces and wires often do.
As well as all those above benefits, Invisalign aligners’ removability allows for them to be taken off for occasions other than just eating. For example, when important pictures are being taken, the Invisalign aligner can be easily removed and then put on again. However, make sure that they are worn a minimum of 20 hours per day.
If you want Invisalign in Lakeview, contact Dental Professionals of Lincoln Park.