Braces are useful appliances that have been proven to help adults and teenagers correct bite alignment issues and straighten crooked teeth. Many people associate such treatment with pain and inconvenience, in spite of good results. The good news is that dental technology has come a long way over the last several decades, and you now have other options to ask your dentist in Midlothian, VA, about. Here are three reasons you might consider using Invisalign rather than traditional braces.
1. They Are Inconspicuous
Invisalign treatment involves the use of a series of clear aligners that are molded specifically to your teeth. Each aligner slowly moves your teeth toward the desired position. Because the aligners are clear, it is often difficult for anyone to know you have anything over your teeth. Once you master speaking with the aligners on, the only one likely to know that you are wearing them is you.
2. There Are Fewer Restrictions on What Patients Can Eat
While you have to be careful about sticky foods, candy and hard foods while wearing traditional braces, there are virtually no food restrictions with aligners. This is because you can remove the aligner when it is time to eat. Your dentist will consult with you about proper use of aligners, but as long as you wear them for the minimum 22 hours per day, you should be fine. Just make sure to brush your teeth before putting them back on.
3. They Are Easy to Maintain
If your aligners or teeth get particularly dirty, it is easy to clean them. Care for your teeth as normal by flossing and brushing twice a day. Do this by removing your aligner. You can also rinse the aligner to clean it out as well. When you are done, pop it back in your mouth, and you are good to go.
Allgood Family Dentistry offers a variety of tooth straightening options. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Ashlyn Price, Dr. Autumn Mayers or Dr. Ron Adleman, contact our office today.
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