Aligners Keep You Comfortable While Achieving Beautifully Aligned Teeth
The Invisalign system uses a series of aligners rather than brackets and wires to reposition your teeth. For many patients, Invisalign is a better option than traditional braces because of the aligners’ benefits:
- Practically Invisible – Each aligner is made with clear plastic and is custom-designed to fit perfectly over your teeth at each stage of your treatment. As a result, most people will not be able to tell when you have aligners in.
- Removable – Invisalign aligners can be taken out for up to a few hours each day. You can remove your aligners during meals and so you can brush and floss.
- Comfortable – The aligners are made with smooth plastic, which is unlikely to cause irritation to the soft tissues on the inside of your mouth.
- Efficient – Adult patients can complete their treatment with Invisalign aligners in an average of 12 months.
Invisalign has proven to be an effective option for adults and teens. Once you have your aligners, the treatment is simple and straightforward. You wear an aligner set for a couple of weeks, during which the aligners gently push your teeth closer to your goal. Then, you replace that aligner set with the next one in your series to keep your teeth moving.
The final step in your process is the same as with other orthodontic treatments. You will wear a set of our invisible retainers to keep your teeth in their new positions. You also should know that some patients do need braces to achieve their smile goals. If you are one of them, you can still avoid metal brackets by getting clear ceramic braces instead.
Enjoy the Personal & Professional Benefits of Straight Teeth
You feel more confident when your teeth are in line. You can clean your teeth more effectively when you correct crowding, gaps, and bite issues. In fact, in a recent survey, 3 out of 4 adults reported that having straight teeth helped them improve their personal lives and careers.
Regardless of what orthodontic treatment you receive, it is important to talk to a specialist, like Dr. Randy Schmidt or Dr. Evan Schmidt. They have completed dental school along with additional years of orthodontics training. This gives them a deeper knowledge of how teeth can and should be moved than a general dentist.
To find out if you could use Invisalign in Portage, IN, start by visiting Orthodontic Alliances. Call 219-841-7795 or contact us online to request your free consultation.