Orthodontics has experienced a revolution, thanks to Invisalign. Invisalign aligners are composed of custom-made thermoplastic trays created to replace the purpose of braces with an easier, more aesthetic and faster treatment method. Since its patent in 1997, Invisalign has gained quite a following. Here are three reasons why Invisalign is an appealing alternative to braces:
1. Invisalign takes about six to eighteen months to work—unlike two years with braces.
2. These trays are clear and very discrete; they are only noticeable to the keen observer at a close range, unlike braces, which are by nature much more noticeable.
3. These aligners are removable; you can take them out while eating and brushing your teeth. Your teeth will be easier to clean and therefore healthier throughout the process.
It should be noted that Invisalign does not work for all patients. If you have any of the following dental issues, consider braces instead:
-one or more dental bridges
-teeth that need to move vertically
-back tooth bite problems
-lack of discipline to wear Invisalign for at least 22 hours a day
Interested in Invisalign? Call Bel Air Smile Partners in Havre de Grace, Maryland at 410-939-4030 to schedule a consultation. We’re here to beautify your smile.