When you have minor misalignment of anterior teeth or teeth in view of your smile, Invisalign is a non-invasive treatment that will straighten them comfortably. Traditional braces have metal bands and wires, which can irritate the soft tissues of the cheeks and tongue. There are diet restrictions associated with traditional metal braces, as well. With clear Invisalign braces, there are no food restrictions, no worrisome metal parts to bother you. Straightening your teeth has never been simpler, and most of the time, no one will even notice that you are wearing braces.
Dr. Joyce Guojun Ma is a certified Invisalign provider as part of our digital orthodontics treatment. She will make an assessment of your situation to determine how to proceed with straightening your teeth. Using special equipment, she will create aligners, clear plastic trays that are worn over your teeth throughout the process. Aligners are custom made to fit your teeth, and move them slowly into the correct position over time. Dr. Ma will make a determination as to how often the aligners need to be changed. Aligners are smooth and easy to wear. They are removed for eating and oral hygiene. Both older and younger people like the fact that the aligners are virtually invisible when they are worn. Your smile improves day by day.
With traditional metal braces, many favorite foods teenagers enjoy are off limits. With Invisalign Teen, your teenager gets to enjoy an evening out with friends eating pizza, popcorn and even caramel apples without compromising their treatment. Aligners are simply removed during eating and popped back in afterwards. Teens also appreciate not having wires and bands visible interfering with their smile. It is not unusual for wearers of metal braces to end up with cavities due to the difficulty of keeping up with oral hygiene. For Invisalign Teens, oral hygiene is easy. Brushing and flossing can continue, making the likelihood of cavities much less than with metal braces.
Contact Precision Digital Dentistry to make an appointment with Dr. Ma to find out more about Invisalign and Invisalign Teen. This system is clearly a better choice for minor misalignments.