Braces have been around for centuries and work by aligning an individual’s teeth and the structures that hold them using a combination of metal brackets and wires.
The brackets are progressively tightened to pull teeth in the direction that the dentist wants them to go. Since the brackets and the wires are all metal, the straightening process tends to be quicker when compared to all the other alternatives.
Invisalign is one of the most advanced teeth straightening methods available today. Different from traditional braces, Invisalign has no metal components, is barely visible, very comfortable, and easily removable.
Invisalign: A Dental Realignment Procedure that Works
One of Invisalign's many advantages is the way the whole system works. You will not have to go through an extensive and time-consuming process to get the smile you want. Invisalign turned the field of cosmetic dentistry upside down by completely changing the scope of teeth realignment treatments so they meet each and every patient's specifications.
According to experts in the cosmetic dentistry profession, Invisalign's versatility and aesthetically-pleasing characteristics make it the ideal teeth straightening system in today's market.
To get a better understanding of how Invisalign is superior as a dental realignment system, here are some more details on what the device actually is, how it works, and the benefits it provides:
How Invisalign Works
Invisalign aligners are applied to the teeth by our dentist and tightly adjusted, leaving no room for the fixture to move. Once applied, the natural tension in the appliance starts to pull the teeth in the desired direction. The material from which they are made is completely clear and blends with the natural color of the teeth.
Why Choose Invisalign
Some of the benefits of using Invisalign are:
The aligners are practically invisible to the naked eye. The reason for this is the material with which they are made: strong, yet clear so they seamlessly blend in with your teeth's natural color, rendering them undetectable .
Aligners are very versatile and can be worn throughout the day, except for drinking and eating. You may leave your Invisalign aligners in place if you're having a cold drink, but if you are going to have, say, a cup of hot cocoa, it is best for you to remove them as the heat may affect their durability and strength. Before eating, simply take out your aligners and proceed as usual. When it is time to put them back in, make sure that you rinse mouth thoroughly so that no food debris is left.
They fit very well because they are custom-molded by our dentist for each and every client. The tight fit provides much better alignment since there is a larger surface area through which the pressure is being applied, which results in better adjustment. This greater surface area also means that all of the teeth move as one. This helps attain a more uniform alignment.
Invisalign's aligners comfortably adjust to your teeth to effectively move them into the position they were supposed to be in the first place. This is better for those patients who intend to wear them long-term.
They suit an active lifestyle quite well since they do not require the wearer to be watchful of what they eat and drink. All one needs to do is remove the aligners before every meal and snack. Afterwards, all you'll need to do is brush and floss your teeth, brush and rinse the aligners, and snap them back in place.
Our Invisalign Treatment
If you reside in Stillwater OK Oklahoma our dentist at the Lakeview Pointe Dentistry will happily assist you if you decide to use Invisalign.
Call us at 405-372-7051 for an appointment or come by our office today. Our team is here to answer any questions you may have.