It is not uncommon for our patients to ask if it’s possible to straighten their teeth, close gaps between them or improve their smile. However, most patients want to avoid wearing fixed metal braces. Traditional braces using metal wires aren’t especially pretty, they can sometimes be uncomfortable and they can’t be removed for special occasions (e.g when photos get taken, a date or even when eating).
While fixed metal braces are a highly effective orthodontic treatment, they aren’t going to suit everyone’s needs or lifestyle.
There is however a simple and effective alternative, using Invisalign® clear aligners made by Align Technology, Inc. Invisalign clear braces use a custom made clear fabricated mouth piece. Invisalign braces help align your teeth over time by pushing them back into their correct positions. A lot of people won’t even notice you are wearing translucent braces unless they take a closer look.
10 Things You Need to Know About Invisalign® Treatment
- Invisalign® treatment is the modern way to straighten teeth.
Invisalign® clear aligners are the future of teen teeth straightening — 95% of orthodontists agree. After taking a digital scan, your dentist will develop a treatment plan using a series of custom-made, removable, and virtually invisible aligners.
- From simple to complex, Invisalign treatment is effective for a wide range of teeth-straightening cases.
Your first concern as a parent is choosing a treatment that will give your teen their best smile. With advances that no other clear aligner can offer, like SmartTrack® material and SmartForce® features, Invisalign clear aligners straighten teeth with 75% more predictability — without interrupting your teen’s life.
- Invisalign treatment can now shape your teen’s smile upto 2xfaster.
Invisalign clear aligners straighten teeth even faster — as much as 2x faster. And they are clear and removable, so you can see the progress in your teen’s smile every step of the way.
- Invisalign treatment is a more comfortable way to straighten teeth.
There are no brackets to rub or wires to break. And unlike most other aligners, Invisalign clear aligners are trimmed along the gum line for optimal patient comfort.
- Teens do wear their Invisalign aligners.
Studies show teens wear their aligners the recommended 20 to 22 hours a day. Plus, only Invisalign clear aligners have built-in compliance indicators, so you can be sure your teen is wearing the aligners. What’s best? Replacement aligners are available should your teen misplace them.
- Teens who wear Invisalign clear aligners are more confident.
You want your teen to see what you’ve always seen: their potential. Traditionalbracescanmaketeensself-conscious,andstudiesshow that teens with Invisalign clear aligners are 2x more likely to have a boost in self-esteem.
- You can have fewer,shorter office visits and fewer emergency visits.
Invisalign treatment can give you back family time, because Invisalign clear aligners don’t need to be manually adjusted by an orthodontist. And you’ll never have an emergency visit due to broken wires or brackets.
- Your teen can keep living their life without interruption during Invisalign treatment.
The aligners are virtually invisible and easily removable, so your teen can still enjoy school pictures, social events, and all the foods they love. Plus, no brackets or wires means sports injuries are less likely. Your teen can even continue to brush and floss as usual for better oral health — and have less cavity-causing plaque than patients with braces.
- Many orthodontic insurance plans cover Invisalign treatment up to 50%.
Ask your orthodontist how insurance, flexible spending accounts, and payment plans can help you fit Invisalign treatment into your budget.
- The Invisalign® Teen Guarantee gives you the confidence to choose Invisalign clear aligners for your teen.
If you are not satisfied within the first six months of treatment, a participating orthodontist can switch your teen into traditional wires and brackets at no additional cost.
Dr. Kelli Slate, is a certified Invisalign provider, currently offering treatment at her Lakewood dental office. Please contact the office and we can talk about getting you that brand new smile.
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Source: With Invisalign® clear aligners, your treatment is tailored to you. Innovative technology combines with a personalized treatment plan to make custom clear aligners for creating your new smile.
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