People tend to be impatient, and do not like to wait for results, but when it comes to orthodontic
issues results take time. When people consider the prospect of wearing metal braces for about two
years, they usually decide to ignore their orthodontic problems. The time invested and inconvenience
is just too much for them. While Invisalign does not provide patients with instant results, the benefits
of this system can make it the next best thing.
What is Invisalign?
Dentists began offering Invisalign to patents in 1999 and since then it has helped over a quarter of a million patients achieve straight teeth and beautiful smiles. By using a series of removable aligner trays, the teeth are gradually moved in to proper alignment. Each clear tray is worn for about two weeks before proceeding to the next one in the series. Metal braces rely on wires and brackets that are bonded to the teeth in order to move them in to alignment.
No metal mouth
– One of the key reasons for Invisalign’s popularity is the fact the trays are clear. Patients do not have to deal with the dreaded “metal mouth.” This also means that friends, coworkers, and even family will be unaware of the fact that you are correcting your orthodontic problems, preventing potentially unwanted attention.
No restrictions and easier to care for
– Anyone who has ever known someone with wire braces, is aware that their biggest complaint was probably related to how difficult they are to keep clean or the list of foods they could not eat. This is not a problem with Invisalign. When patients eat, they remove the trays, so there are no problems with food getting trapped in the wires. This also makes it easy to care for their teeth, they brush and floss as they always have.
Less time at the dentist
– Most patients who have traditional metal braces have to see their dentist about every two weeks to have them adjusted to keep their teeth moving into proper alignment. Patients who have Invisalign see Dr. Kanorwalla about every six to eight weeks. During this visit, she will ensure that your teeth are moving as planned and give you your next series of aligner trays.
Springfield residents who need braces but do not want to deal with the hassles associated with metal braces can call Vanguard Dental today at 413 543 2555 and schedule an Invisalign appointment.
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