Many dental patients struggle with gapped, crowded, jagged, or “snaggled” teeth. Orthodontics are the natural solution, but when most people think of getting an orthodontic treatment, visions of unattractive, clunky metal braces come to mind. A better solution is available for some patients who have relatively minor orthodontic needs. Sometimes referred to as invisible braces, Invisalign trays can give you the straight and smile that you desire in less time and with less stress compared to metal braces. Take the time to find out more about this popular cosmetic treatment which you can discuss with a family dentist at Stonebridge Ranch Smiles in McKinney, TX.
What Is Invisalign?
When you were young, you may have been presented with only one way to straighten your smile—metal braces. As an adult, now you may be a good candidate for Invisalign braces. Plastic tooth-shaped trays replace the need for brackets and wires. Also called “invisible” braces,” they provide you with an option to fix the positioning of your teeth while also having the ability to remove the device when you choose.
How Invisalign Works
When it’s clear that you’re a good candidate for Invisalign, you’ll have impressions made of your teeth so that a series of custom trays can be made by your McKinney, TX, family dentist. Each aligner works by putting gentle, consistent pressure on your teeth so that they’re repositioned over a period of time. Thankfully, the amount of time required is usually less than what is required for metal braces. Expect to wear your Invisalign braces for about a year for about 21 hours per day.
Invisalign: A Clear Solution
Consider the benefits of Invisalign when deciding if you want this treatment option over regular braces. These are some advantages to consider:
- You can smile with Invisalign braces on and they may be undetectable.
- You’ll be able to enjoy all of your usual meals without feeling tightness or discomfort.
- If you feel uncomfortable talking to someone while wearing an Invisalign tray, you can simply remove it temporarily.
Help for Your Smile
Invisalign may be the best choice for you if you want a nice, straight smile but you’re unwilling to deal with the inconveniences of traditional metal braces. Call (972) 984-1882 today to make an appointment with Dr. Kenneth Sharp, a family dentist helping patients at Stonebridge Ranch Smiles in McKinney, TX.