Farmington Orthodontics: The Convenience of Clear Aligners
Over the last decade, Invisalign braces and similar clear aligners have grown in popularity. Are they worth all of the excitement, though? What is it about clear aligners that make them so popular, and how do those successes compare to traditional orthodontic treatment options that have been (and continue to be) used? While the list could go on, here are some of the top reasons why our Farmington Invisalign patients may find them a more convenient option:
Clear aligners are removable.
Each Invisalign tray is a clear, removable device that fits over your teeth like a whitening tray or retainer. Because the aligners can be removed during your oral hygiene routine, they’re extremely convenient to wear. Flossing is simple, and there is no risk of permanent white circles forming around orthodontic appliances that are not kept clean. Patients who use Invisalign have an easier time cleaning their teeth and keeping their breath fresh.
It suffices to say, but what working professional or busy person doesn’t want to straighten their teeth without dealing with unsightly metal brackets and wires? Clear Invisalign braces are nearly undetectable. Most people will never notice you’re wearing them unless you point them out in a close-up.
Fewer visits to Dr. El-Halaby’s office
Because Invisalign braces transition your teeth through a sequence of aligners, you won’t need to visit the dentist’s office for adjustments. Instead, you take a few pairs of aligners home with you at a time and work your way through the treatment on your own. Wear one set of aligners for two weeks before moving on to the next set. Your teeth will gradually shift into the proper position. Every couple of months, you’ll need to visit our Farmington dental office to ensure that everything is making progress as it should.
Invisalign is comfortable
The smooth, streamlined design keeps sharp appliances like wires, ligatures, or brackets from irritating your lips and cheeks. You won’t need to keep orthodontic wax on hand because there won’t be any sharp edges to cause discomfort. Every invisible tray is tailored to fit your teeth perfectly.
Teeth are healthier
Many people would not consider orthodontic treatment if it weren’t for Invisalign. Because it is clear and invisible, it allows adults and busy professionals to improve the health of their smiles. Crooked teeth, you see, are much more prone to gum disease, premature wear, tooth decay, and gum recession. Straightening the teeth and repositioning them allows them to function properly.
Schedule Your Consultation
Schedule a consultation with Farmington Family and Implant Dentistry to determine if Invisalign is right for you. Our dentist will be happy to answer any question you have right here in our office.