If you had to be completely honest with yourself, would you be able to say with confidence that you were happy with the appearance of your smile? If you struggle with sharing your smile with the world due to unattractive gaps or spaces between your teeth, or you find that your teeth are impairing your quality of life due to problems with malocclusion, then you are not alone.
More and more people are choosing to improve their smile with clear dental aligners. Less noticeable and intensive than traditional dental braces, clear aligners are a subtle way to get orthodontic work without announcing it to the world.
We here at Cane Bay Family Dentistry love seeing the amazing transformations in both our patients’ smiles and their confidence after treatment with Invisalign!
Clear Invisalign dental aligners are a type of orthodontic treatment that can help address many different types of malocclusion concerns. They are made out of a specialized type of clear thermoplastic material. Each tray is a custom fit aligner which can help you attain the results that you want without a mouth full of metal. Unlike traditional dental braces, they have no wires or brackets, which makes them a great option for both adult professionals and self-conscious teens.
Invisalign can help patients who suffer from a mild to moderate bite and dental alignment concerns. They can also help treat more severe dental concerns, too, depending on the type and the severity.
Clear aligners can be beneficial for patients who have an overbite, open bite, or crossbite. They can also help patients who have an underbite, as well. Clear aligners are also helpful for patients who have uneven or crooked teeth, gaps or spaces, and teeth that are overcrowded.
There are many advantages to using clear aligners over traditional dental braces. For instance, because they are so subtle and discreet, many people do not realize that someone is wearing clear aligners. This is great for people who may otherwise be concerned about the appearance of traditional braces.
They also make it easier to help take care of your teeth, reducing your risk of tooth decay or gum disease while using clear aligners. You do not have to avoid your favorite foods when you use clear aligners, either, as you can take your aligners out for up to two hours per day. You can also brush and floss as usual, and you will not have to buy special brushers or flossers to keep your teeth clean.
Treatment with clear aligners is often faster than what you could expect with traditional dental braces. Traditional braces may take up to three to five years for treatment, but with clear aligners, patients start to notice results in as little as six months. Treatment can be completed in as little as a year to a year and a half. You also need fewer follow-up dental appointments with clear aligners.
Many patients report that clear aligners are much more comfortable than traditional dental braces, too. There may be less pressure on your teeth while having them adjusted. You also will have fewer cuts and abrasions on your lips and gums, which may occur with traditional braces.
When people get their teeth adjusted with clear aligners, their happiness greatly improves. Nearly 80 percent of people who got clear aligners admitted that it was the best gift they ever gave themselves.
To learn more about the many benefits of clear aligners, or to set up an appointment with us here at Cane Bay Family Dentistry to determine if you may be a good candidate for them, please give us a call today at (843) 352-4454.