As we near the 2023 holiday season, it could be the perfect time to begin thinking about undergoing an orthodontic transformation. When you visit Dr. Stanley Ngo and the team at SK2 Dental in Dallas, Texas, there is no reason you should not ask how you can attain a straight, properly aligned smile. Regardless of your age or background, Dr. Ngo would love to introduce Invisalign clear aligners to you.
Invisalign is a treatment designed to address teeth that are crowded, crooked, misaligned, and gapped. Please keep reading to learn more about some of the benefits you can expect to receive from an Invisalign dentist.
When you choose Invisalign clear aligner treatment, you will choose a solution that will not require metal brackets or wires. Instead, Invisalign utilizes patented SmartTrack technology to craft clear, nearly invisible plastic aligner trays designed to shift your teeth into their proper position and alignment gradually. Invisalign aligners are so discreet that nobody ever needs to know you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment unless you decide to share this information with them.
If you have ever known anybody who has undergone traditional orthodontic treatment with metal braces, you already know that there is no way to become free of the metal that is placed in the mouth until the treatment is complete, anywhere from two to three years after the start. This is something that has to be dealt with until you achieve the smile you want. With Invisalign, this is not the case.
You will be able to remove your clear aligners anytime you need. Removing your clear aligners is easy when you want to eat or brush and floss your teeth. However, one important thing to note is that you need to wear your clear aligners for 22 hours a day for best results, so do not forget to put them back on once you are done eating or performing your oral hygiene routine.
Traditional metal braces require a reasonably significant commitment of your time and energy. This is not the case when you choose Invisalign clear aligner therapy. With Invisalign, you are not required to make monthly appointments with your dentist or orthodontist for tune-up adjustments. With Invisalign, you can progress your treatment simply by moving to the next set of aligners in your series. This switch occurs about every two weeks. Additionally, you will not need to invest in any special cleaning tools or spend extra time and energy shopping for foods that will not get stuck or trapped in metal brackets and wires. These problems will not apply to you when you choose Invisalign.
Any orthodontic treatment is going to result in some level of discomfort. After all, your teeth are being physically shifted from their current position to a better, proper alignment. However, there will be a higher level of discomfort with traditional metal braces. Every month, you will visit your orthodontist to have the wires tightened, resulting in a noticeable level of discomfort.
Invisalign clear aligners are worn in a way that is similar to a mouthguard. They simply slide over your teeth. And, because there is no metal, you won’t need to worry about your gums and the inside of your lips and cheeks rubbing and developing sores or bleeding. Because they don’t use metal, Invisalign is a more comfortable treatment option.