Invisalign: A Clearer Path To A Smile You Love
You deserve a smile you’re proud of. Invisalign offers a discreet, comfortable solution to a number of dental issues that may be affecting the look of your smile. If you’ve wondered about Invisalign but haven’t decided whether it’s for you, check out the many benefits below.
A Straight Path To A Straighter Smile
Invisalign uses custom aligners made from specially designed, state-of-the-art SmartTrack™ material. This allows your dentist to create a treatment for your unique diagnosis. With Invisalign, most of the work is done at home, which means fewer in-office visits. You only need to visit your dental practice about every six weeks to monitor progress and ensure everything is going according to plan. What’s more, the Invisalign treatment timeline is usually 12-18 months long, with some cases requiring as little as six months of treatment. Cases vary from person to person, so use this average as an estimate rather than a strict guideline.
Why Invisalign Over Braces
Invisalign has numerous advantages over its metal counterpart. It tends to be more user-friendly and, as the name suggests, it’s nearly invisible, which means your natural smile is unimpeded. Here are just a few of the reasons why we love Invisalign:
- Comfort: With braces, you can run into a plethora of issues with metal poking, pinching and otherwise causing unnecessary pain. Invisalign, on the other hand, is made of specially designed plastic resin to seamlessly fit your teeth. Although it fits snugly, as it should to move teeth to their correct position, there’s no need to worry about anything catching.
- Confidence: Adults and teenagers who dislike the look of braces may feel more comfortable using Invisalign because of its discreet appearance. That means you can feel confident in your smile during and after treatment! Dr. Dave and Dr. Matt Scurria routinely provide Invisalign to adults well into their 50s.
- Versatility: Because Invisalign is extremely customizable, it can be a solution to multiple dental issues, including misalignment, crooked teeth, gapped teeth and crowding.
- Convenience: Since the Invisalign trays are removable, you’re free to eat and drink anything you’d like! (Just remember to brush your teeth before putting them back in.) Removable trays also make cleaning a breeze, and thoroughly brushing your teeth is far more manageable than with traditional braces. This also means it’s easier to stay on top of your daily dental care, often resulting in better overall oral health.
Tips To A Successful Smile
Invisalign is an excellent option for correcting misaligned teeth. However, much of the success depends on the Invisalign wearer. That means following your dentist’s instructions and, of course, wearing your aligners. When you first get your custom trays, it’s imperative that you wear them as much as you can for the first 48 hours. As you continue your treatment plan, you need to wear your aligners for 20 to 22 hours each day. This allows your trays to do their job, move your teeth and correct any issues. You should also be transitioning to a new set of aligners every one to two weeks to keep your progress on track. With Invisalign, it’s really up to you to get the results you want.
Feel Confident In Your Smile
Invisalign is a great solution to help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted. Of course, we want to improve your dental health and structure, but at Perimeter Dental Group, we also aim to deliver confidence in your smile. If you’re considering Invisalign or any other cosmetic dental treatment, Drs. Dave and Matt Scurria can assist you with determining what treatment course is best for you. Schedule your consultation or learn more about Perimeter’s cosmetic dental treatments below!