The most effective way to straighten your smile is through orthodontic braces. However, traditional orthodontic braces require the use of metal brackets and wires which are extremely conspicuous against your teeth. While you can expect your smile to be incredible in a year or two, you may not want your smile to be so metallic until then. If you have that same sentiment, then you’re just like the thousands of teenagers and adults who need their smiles straightened but choose not to do it with wires and metal. Dr. Max Breazeal of The Max Dental Center can help you straighten your smile minus all of the metallic brackets and wires with the help of Invisalign.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a technology which enables teeth to be straightened and malocclusions to be corrected with the help of clear aligners. In the same way that you whiten your teeth using whitening trays, Invisalign can align your bite using similar looking technology, although they are made with a thicker kind of plastic material which gives them the greater strength required to shift your teeth.
How does Invisalign work?
Your Invisalign aligners will always be a bit tighter when you first wear a pair. The reason behind this is because your teeth will have to be pushed to their proper places and to do that, you need force. The tightness of your aligners against your teeth will act as the right force that will push your teeth into the right direction. You will have to go through ten to twenty pairs of Invisalign aligners before the treatment can be completed since one pair of aligners can only move teeth by a fraction of millimeter.
What sets Invisalign apart form traditional metallic braces?
There are a couple of benefits that you’ll be able to enjoy exclusively with Invisalign, as compared to traditional metallic braces:
Because Invisalign aligners are removable, you won’t have any problem brushing your teeth and going through with your regular dental hygiene regimen without any brackets and metal wires which are on the way. Because of the difficulty of brushing when you have metallic braces on, maintenance of good dental hygiene is always an issue.
Without all the obvious wires and brackets, you can keep your smile while you’re still fixing it. This works well for older individuals who may not be comfortable with the tin grin.
Because the aligners can only move your teeth 0.25 to 0.33 mm at a time, you won’t experience that much discomfort or pain while going through the procedure. At the same time, each pair of aligners can only be worn two weeks at a time, at which time the aligners would be comfortably loose around your teeth by then.
All of these benefits, plus having a straight smile, can only be realized if you go to a dentist who specializes in Invisalign and is suitably trained to make these aligners. Dr. Breazeal and the rest of his staff at The Max Dental Center can offer you nothing but high quality Invisalign aligners.
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