We think straightening your teeth for a more attractive and healthier smile is a great idea. Now all you need to do is decide which orthodontic treatment system is best for you. We certainly have nothing against traditional braces—they’ve been the gold standard for many years. However, if you’re at a stage of life when appearance matters while you’re straightening your teeth, then you may not want to wear noticeable braces. For this reason, your dentist in Clarksville is pleased to offer Invisalign, which is a proven system that moves teeth into alignment using clear plastic aligners. Continue reading in order to find out if Invisalign may be the best choice for you.
Invisalign in the Clear Choice
Unlike traditional braces that require bonding brackets and wires to your teeth, Invisalign uses clear BPA-free plastic mouth trays that are removable. The braces arrive in our in an arranged series of pairs. As you progress from one pair to the next, you will begin to see your teeth align. After 12 to 24 months of treatment, the smile you see will be filled with straight teeth!
Invisalign Vs. Traditional Braces
The obvious difference between Invisalign and traditional braces is that Invisalign’s clear plastic aligners are not at all obvious. With proper care and cleaning, these aligners are barely noticeable. You’ll be able to participate as usual in your social and professional activities without worrying about what people think of your appearance with metal braces.
And because Invisalign clear braces are removable, there’s another important difference: whenever you want to eat or brush and floss your teeth, you’ll be able to do so without your braces getting in the way. When you have brackets and wires bonded to your teeth, you must watch what you eat; certain foods that are hard or chewy must be avoided because they could break a bracket or dislodge a wire. In addition, oral hygiene becomes a chore. Brackets interfere with brushing your teeth and extra steps are necessary in order to floss. Consequently, there is an increased risk of dental problems.
Getting Invisalign in Clarksville
When you come to Arkansas River Valley Dentistry for your Invisalign braces, we begin by making sure your teeth and gums are healthy. After that, we’ll work closely with the folks at Invisalign to give you aligners that are accurately made to gently move your teeth into proper alignment. At periodic progress checks, we’ll dispense the aligners. All you have to do is wear each pair for two weeks, throw them away and start wearing the next aligners in the set. Be sure to wear your Invisalign braces for at least 22 hours per day in order to complete your treatment on time.
For a Clearly Better Smile, Contact Our Office Today
The dentists at Arkansas River Valley Dentistry can help you have a straight smile with Invisalign. Call our office to schedule a consultation.