Why Patients of All-Ages are now Turning Towards Invisalign to get Their Ideal Smile!
Your Brilliant Smile
A brilliant smile means more than just having straight teeth, it also promotes optimal dental health. Having straight teeth can help prevent periodontal disease, tooth decay, as well as plaque retention and allows for better oral hygiene through easier flossing and brushing.
Luckily, nowadays there are more ways than one to achieve that movie star smile. Today, having straight teeth can not only be done with the help of braces but also via Invisalign, a revolutionary orthodontic treatment that allows you to straighten your smile more discreetly and comfortably. Both treatments lead towards the same result but there are key differences between the process, so visiting professionals like Dr. Andy Park and his team at Alluvial Dental Center can help you determine what form of treatment is best suited for your needs.
Traditional metal braces have been around for many years. The metal brackets that are glued on the enamel of each tooth are brought together with the help of metal wires that will help shape and mold the teeth over time. There are some benefits to having metal braces including the fact that they are irremovable, which eliminates the need to remember take them on and off. Braces may also be the best method to treat patients with complex dental issues. However, metal braces are not ideal for everyone and a lot of people are held back from getting them due to their appearance.
Invisalign on the other hand, utilizes clear aligner trays that are custom-made from BPA-free clear plastic for every patient. Over time, they gradually straighten your teeth without having the whole world know about it. Patients are given a new set of aligners every few weeks that apply gentle pressure to shift teeth into the desired position.
There are many benefits associated with using Invisalign over traditional braces including having the option of removing your trays while eating and drinking and being able to drink or eat whatever you desire. Plus, there is a chance that the overall treatment time is shorter than with traditional braces! Comfort is also a significant benefit, as metal brackets can sometimes cause sores in your mouth. But the one principal advantage of Invisalign aligners are their clear appearance – at first glance, it will be difficult for people to notice you have anything in your mouth at all. People of all ages can thus go confidently about their day at work or at school while also working towards that a+ smile.
The Bottom Line
Both treatments are capable of rendering an excellent end-result. However, these days, people seem to be drawn more towards Invisalign for the aesthetic and comfort reasons mentioned above. It’s with the help of a stellar team like Dr. Andy Park’s that everyone can now achieve their ideal smile!
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