For most adults, the idea of braces is one which seldom sees a large amount of enthusiasm. Many are discouraged by the way they will appear, while others would simply rather avoid hassles associated with traditional braces. Fortunately, there is now an alternative method available. Invisalign is a product that helps to straighten teeth without metal wires and brackets.
Invisalign works through incorporating a series of aligners, fashioned specifically from the patients mouth, in order to gradually and discretely makes subtle changes in the position of the teeth. 20 to 30 aligners are created throughout the process, each one being switched out every two weeks or so.
Many adults opt for the Invisalign method due to a number of benefits. To begin, the aligners are completely removable. This allows patients the ability to brush, floss, and eat without having to worry about how it will affect the wires commonly associated with traditional methods. Care is much less involved, as patients are able to use standard floss, toothpicks, and maintain their normal diet. In addition, there is the comfort factor: While patients may experience tenderness or soreness around the mouth as the teeth shift, there is a noticeable lack of irritation associated with the aligners.
To find out more about this exciting treatment option, schedule an appointment with Invisalign dentist, Dr, Grabiak.