When your teeth are crooked, your first concern may be how they impact your smile’s appearance. Because of that concern, many adult patients aren’t always excited about wearing braces to correct their teeth. Traditionally made from metal brackets and wires, orthodontic braces can even more noticeably affect your smile’s appearance until your treatment is completed. Fortunately, patients in Pella, IA, often have a more discreet and comfortable alternative thanks to advanced Invisalign® clear aligners.
1. Your treatment is unnoticeable
The biggest difference between Invisalign® aligners and traditional braces is how they work. While braces utilize brackets and wires to gradually straighten teeth, Invisalign® uses a series of strategically designed aligners that compartmentalize each phase of tooth movement. The aligners are made from virtually invisible, BPA-free acrylic, which makes your treatment significantly more discreet. Even up close, you can smile confidently knowing that your orthodontic treatment isn’t obvious.
2. The aligners are versatile
Because Invisalign® aligners are designed to strategically move teeth into straighter positions, they can help you address a wide variety of tooth alignment issues. While some severe cases may still require more traditional braces, increasingly more patients are able to benefit from the discreet and comfortable process made possible by Invisalign® clear aligners.
3. You can remove them temporarily
As single appliances, your Invisalign® aligners can be temporarily removed to make daily activities easier and more convenient. For instance, by removing your aligners, you can eat your favorite foods without worrying about it sticking between your braces and your teeth. You can also remove them to brush and floss your teeth, ensuring a more effective hygiene routine and a reduced risk of issues like tooth decay and gum disease.
Learn if Invisalign® is a good fit for you
If you want a straighter smile and are wondering if Invisalign® aligners are right for you, then speak with your dentist during your next visit. For more information, schedule an appointment with your dentist by calling Allen & Neumann Family Dentistry in Pella, IA, today at (641) 628-1121.