Improving your smile is easier than ever with Invisalign. The innovative brace system uses clear, removable aligner trays that don't draw attention to the fact that you're straightening your teeth. Your Yorba Linda dentist Dr. Richard Hamaty shares some information that will help you decide if Invisalign is the right choice for you.
Invisalign doesn't use wires and brackets
Traditional braces use a system of wires and brackets to move teeth. Every four to six weeks, adjustments are made by tightening the wires. There are no wires or brackets with Invisalign. In fact, nothing is attached to your teeth. Instead, your dentist will give you a series of clear aligner trays that will exert constant, gentle pressure to move your teeth. Every two or three weeks, you'll begin using a new set of aligners.
Invisalign is a good option no matter what your age
Whether you're 14 or 40, you can benefit from the Invisalign brace system. If you're a teenager, you can expect to wear the aligners for about the same amount of time you would wear metal braces. Adults may only need to use the trays for about a year, depending on their orthodontic issues. Although Invisalign is an excellent choice for mild to moderate orthodontic issues, if you have a severe alignment problem, metal braces may be the best option.
Invisalign from your Yorba Linda dentist offers many benefits
Invisalign offers several benefits that other brace systems can't, including:
Flexibility: Invisalign is the perfect choice for your busy lifestyle. If you plan to attend a special event, or school picture day is approaching, you can remove your aligner trays for a few hours, if you wish. Playing sports with metal braces can increase your risk of a mouth injury, even if you wear a special mouthguard. When you choose Invisalign, you simply remove your trays during practices and games.
No food limitations: Do you love popcorn and carrots? These foods are off-limits when you wear metal braces, but you can continue to eat anything you want when you choose the Invisalign system. You'll remove your trays to eat and replace them when you finish your meal.
Comfort: Metal braces can be uncomfortable and can irritate your gums and cheeks, particularly if a wire becomes lose. Invisalign trays are made of smooth plastic resin and offer a much more comfortable solution.
Are you ready to transform your smile with Invisalign? Call Dr. Hamaty, your Yorba Linda dentist at (714) 779-1313 and schedule an appointment today. Invisalign offers the clear advantage!