Many people dream of achieving a straighter smile but don’t like the idea of wearing traditional metal braces. Fortunately, there is an alternative: Invisalign®. These clear aligners are custom molded using 3-D Cad Cam technology. They serve to align crooked teeth, crowded teeth, gaps, overbites, and underbites. They have become increasingly popular over the past couple of decades, especially among adults. To help you understand more about this innovative orthodontic treatment, the experienced team at Manhattan Dental: Donald Burger, DDS, FAGD in Manhattan, NY, explains some of its key benefits.
Why You Should Consider Invisalign for Straighter Teeth
1. The Aligners Are Comfortable & Easy to Use
Traditional braces are made up of metal wires, brackets, and bands that are at risk of damage and breakage that can lead to pain and discomfort. But Invisalign uses smooth, plastic aligners that are much more comfortable and unlikely to break under proper care. Maintenance is also much easier; rather than returning to your orthodontist every four to six weeks to have your braces tightened, with Invisalign, you simply swap out your aligner at home twice a month to maintain the straightening process.
2. Cleaning Is Simple
Maintaining proper dental care is easy with Invisalign. Simply remove the aligners in the morning and at night to brush and floss your teeth as usual. This makes teeth cleaning much simpler than with braces, which require special brushes and flossers to adequately clean the spaces around wires and brackets. Your aligners should also be taken out while eating, which means you don’t need to worry about getting food stuck in your appliance like you would with braces.
3. It’s Barely Noticeable
One reason people choose clear aligners is for the cosmetic benefits. Adults and teens sometimes feel self-conscious about having braces, but with Invisalign, you’ll maintain your self-esteem and won’t feel the need to hide your mouth in photographs or while laughing. The aligners are so inconspicuous many people won’t even know you’re wearing them. You’ll also be able to see your teeth becoming straighter week after week, which will further boost your self-esteem.
Don’t forgo a beautiful smile just because you don’t want the hassle of braces. Talk to the professionals at Manhattan Dental: Donald Burger, DDS, FAGD about whether Invisalign is right for you. With more than 30 years of experience and advanced training in a wide range of dental procedures, Dr. Burger is dedicated to helping you achieve great oral health using state-of-the-art cosmetic dentistry techniques. To make an appointment today, call (212) 873-5400 or visit their website for more information on Invisalign.