Everybody wants straight teeth, but few teens and adults are willing to put up with a mouth full of metal for 18 months, and, fortunately, you don’t have to. At Beautiful Smiles, Inc. in Newport Beach, California, an experienced dentist can fit you for a custom set of Invisalign® clear aligners. With Invisalign’s advanced straightening technology, a gorgeous smile can be yours in just 12 months. To find out if Invisalign clear aligners are the right option for you, call Beautiful Smiles, Inc. or book an appointment online today.
Both Invisalign and braces are designed to straighten your teeth, ensuring that your mouth remains as healthy as possible, but it’s important to figure out which option is right for your unique smile.
Traditional metal braces are typically the go-to method for straightening teeth. They are excellent at correcting complex dental issues, such as crooked teeth, overbite, underbite, and misalignment. While they are extremely efficient, traditional braces are not removable and require approximately 18 months to three years to correct your smile.
If you opt for traditional braces, you can expect to schedule follow-up visits every four to six weeks. In addition to being time-consuming, metal braces are also difficult to clean, so it’s important to talk to your dentist about proper cleaning techniques before you opt for teeth straightening treatment.
Like traditional braces, Invisalign clear aligners are designed to straighten your teeth in a relatively short time period. What makes Invisalign unique is that its clear aligners are almost entirely invisible. They are also more comfortable than traditional braces and cause less mouth irritation, as you don’t have to worry about metal brackets rubbing up against the inside of your cheeks.
Unlike their metal counterparts, these clear aligners are removable, so you can take them out to brush your teeth, eat, and drink. This means clear aligners are considered to be more hygienic than traditional braces. Invisalign clear aligners can straighten your smile in as little as six to 18 months. However, they cannot correct complex dental issues, such as a severe overbite, underbite, or misalignment problem.
Once you decide on Invisalign clear aligners to straighten your smile, your dentist will take a digital impression of your mouth, eliminating the need for messy, uncomfortable physical molds. These digital scans are extremely precise and believed to be more accurate than traditional impressions.
These 3D images of your teeth are used as a model to design and fabricate your customized aligners. After your aligners are ready, your dentist will fit you for your first set. Every few weeks, you will graduate to a new set as your teeth shift. Your dentist will work with you every step of the way to ensure your aligners are making progress.
If you want to straighten your smile without the hassle of traditional braces, Invisalign may be the right fit for you. Call Beautiful Smiles, Inc. or book an appointment online today to learn more.