Traditional orthodontics isn't for everyone. The thought of years of painful adjustments and inconvenient appoint- ments could keep some from pursuing the dream of a straight smile. But, there's another option.
Invisible orthodontics is one of the leading alternatives for both teenagers and adults. While the primary reason many choose this option is because they don't like the appearance of metal braces, there are several other measurable benefits that make this a superior choice.
Invisible orthodontics uses BPA-free, plastic "aligners" to straighten teeth. Aligners can be removed to eat and clean your teeth, which makes it easy to go about your schedule without having to worry about restricting your diet due to wires or cleaning around brackets.
Typically, a set of aligners is worn from two to six weeks and then you visit your dentist for your next set. This process is repeated until your teeth are straight. With invisible orthodontics it's important to remember that the success of treatment is completely dependent on compliance. Once you have completed the treatment, you will be given retainers that will help keep your teeth straight for years to come.
There two main companies for invisible orthodontics - ClearCorrect and Invisalign.
ClearCorrect has been an option for almost a decade, offering serious benefits to users who want an invisible, removable solution to straighten their teeth.
After being evaluated by your dentist, your aligners will be made and you will start wearing them. With this system, you'll wear your aligners for 22 hours each day and will visit your dentist for new sets of aligners every four to six weeks.
Invisalign also provides an invisible, comfortable, convenient way to straighten teeth. Your dentist will create a customized treatment plan and will make aligners that you will change yourself every few weeks to slowly move your teeth. For most patients, checkups are only required every six weeks to monitor your progress. Invisalign aligners should be worn for 20 to 22 hours each day for maximum effectiveness.
Once treatment is complete, you may want to opt for Vivera retainers from Invisalign. These retainers help lock in your smile to make sure it looks just as great in 10 years as it does the day you finish treatment.
Whether you're a teenager worried about how braces will affect your social life or an adult who isn't willing to suffer through years of metal braces for a straight smile, invisible braces are a great alternative.
Regardless of which company you choose, you can expect your smile to transform into the straight, radiant smile you've always envisioned with minimal disruption to your life.
Now that's something to really smile about!
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