Most of us have suffered through braces. Food stuck in the bands. Wires poking our cheeks. Bands rubbing on the inside of our lips. Friends alluding to our “metal” mouth. It wasn’t a cakewalk, but it was the deal if you wanted to have your teeth straightened.
But now you can lose the metal, yet keep the straightening with Invisalign. Instead of metal bands and wires, Invisalign uses a series of clear plastic aligner trays to move the teeth without the metal mouth!
What can be corrected with Invisalign?
Doubt if Invisalign can move your teeth enough? These are the dental issues we can correct with Invisalign at Gentle Dental:
- Crooked teeth
- Unevenly spaced teeth
- Overcrowded teeth
- Mild to moderate bite problems
Patients with severe bite problems usually need traditional braces, but mild to moderate tooth crookedness and spacing issues can usually be treated with Invisalign.
What are the advantages of Invisalign?
Invisalign has truly revolutionized orthodontic care. Here are three great areas to consider:
- Invisible — Invisalign aligner trays are made of clear acrylic. There are no metal bands, no wires. No metal period. Because Invisalign trays are clear, they are virtually invisible when a person is wearing them. Even if a person is very close, they usually can’t spot the tray.
- Comfortable — Traditional braces are a pain, literally. If you play trumpet in your school band, good luck with the inside of your lips. The bands rub the inside of your lips and the wires poke your cheeks and tongue.
- Easy in, easy out — Braces are a figurative pain when eating. No corn on the cob. Nothing chewy like taffy. Food gets stuck in the bands and cleaning between them requires a flosser to thread dental floss. Just brushing well is difficult. But with Invisalign, you simply remove the tray when eating and when doing your hygiene in the morning and before bed. Then you put the tray back in. Piece o’ cake!
So, if you need to straighten your teeth or those of your child, ask us about Invisalign. Call us at (732) 549-5660.