Mention braces and many people think of the metal brackets and wires used to straighten teeth. Fortunately, dentistry has made significant advances in the field of orthodontics so that metal braces are not necessarily required to straighten teeth. Invisalign® clear aligners straighten your teeth without the limitations of traditional metal braces.
Invisalign is an FDA-approved orthodontic treatment that straightens teeth discreetly. Clear plastic aligners are used to move your teeth into the desired position. These custom-made aligners are changed every two weeks. Because the aligners are clear, they are barely noticeable to the casual observer.
Advantages of Invisalign
In addition to straightening your teeth discreetly, Invisalign does not require any dietary changes like traditional braces do. Simply remove your aligners when you eat or brush and floss your teeth, and put them back in when you are finished.
Maintenance of the aligners is simple also. There are no special tools needed. Just gently brush them with warm (not hot) water, and rinse them off. There are no wires or brackets to worry about, so you are not making several visits to the dentist for adjustments or repairs. The smooth plastic is not abrasive or irritating to the soft tissues of your mouth.
Be sure to use your holder when you take your aligners out for meals. One of the most common problems with aligners is wrapping them in a napkin and forgetting them at the restaurant. Using your case to hold your aligners when you eat will eliminate this issue.
If you have misaligned teeth and want to straighten your smile discreetly, ask about Invisalign. The system allows you to view a computer-generated image of what your final results will look like even before you begin treatment. Contact Smiles in Malibu today to schedule a consultation appointment and exam with Dr. Perkins to learn more about Invisalign aligners.