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Crooked teeth can be a blight on a patient’s smile. But for some patients, the thought of needing braces is worse. There’s a stigma around this orthodontic treatment, which can be an uncomfortable and lengthy treatment. For those who are looking for an alternative that offers the same benefits as braces without the discomfort, let us introduce you to Invisalign. Invisalign is a revolutionary new way to straighten your teeth. Read more to learn the benefits of Invisalign.
Unlike metal braces that require brackets, wires, and rubber bands, Invisalign is comprised of clear plastic aligners that come in several sets. The treatment starts after Dr. Klaus takes a 3D mold of your current teeth’s positions. Using a 3D modeling and mapping technology, the Invisalign labs can dictate what path each of your teeth needs to shift correctly. Each milestone will be marked with a new set of aligners. The aligners are worn for two weeks before moving on to the next set. You will return every six weeks to monitor progress and receive the next three sets of aligners. Once you have completed all of the aligners, your treatment is complete!
Invisalign also holds quite a few advantages over braces. With Invisalign, each set gradually shifts your teeth into proper place; while new sets may feel tight, they are preferable to the soreness that braces can cause. Plus, Invisalign does not require the use of spacers, rubber bands, or other preparations that braces require.
One of the top reasons that patients love Invisalign over braces is freedom for mealtimes. Patients with braces are restricted from some of their favorites, such as crunchy snacks, gum, taffy, hard candy, tough meats and more. These food items can potentially break the brackets that keep their wires in place, but with Invisalign you don’t need to worry about these. Invisalign aligners are removable, and are meant to be taken off before a meal and replaced after you’re finished. With your teeth free from metal pieces, you can eat what you want without any restrictions. Just remember to clean your teeth before putting that aligner back on!
Another advantage of Invisalign is time. Time is precious, as they say, but patients with traditional braces can often find themselves stuck with their braces for two or more years. Compared to this timeline, Invisalign aligners are a steal. The average treatment time for Invisalign is 12 to 18 months, a far cry from the treatment time for braces. Before you know it, you’ll have straighter teeth in less time!
Lastly, Invisalign is much more convenient to clean than traditional metal braces. It often requires special tools or flossers to get between wires and brackets for those hard-to-reach places, but not so with Invisalign. Instead, the aligners can be removed for optimal reach, allowing patients to experience an easier time cleaning their teeth as their treatment progresses. You may find it suddenly easier to floss between teeth that had been overlapped before, or can give a misaligned tooth the dental attention it needs.
Now, we also understand that braces seem to have become a rite of passage for teens around the country. While they may not like it, it is necessary to give their smiles the best chance for optimal oral health. But can your teen use Invisalign instead of braces? With Invisalign Teen, the answer is yes!.
Invisalign Teen is a unique branch of Invisalign aligners that are molded for your teen’s changing body as they grow. Otherwise, they share the same attributes as Invisalign for adults, meaning they are removable and have a generally shorter treatment time than braces. Invisalign Teen aligners are also equipped with a blue dot indicator on the side of the aligner, and turns clear when it’s time to swap them out for the next set. This makes managing treatment easy for both parent and teen.
Having straighter teeth not only looks aesthetically pleasing, but can also keep your teeth aligned and healthy. To get these results, you won’t have to contend with metal braces anymore. Discover what advantages Invisalign could bring for you by consulting with Dr. Tharp and Dr. Klaus in Jackson, MS.
Consult With Dentists Dr. Tharp & Dr. Klaus
whether you need a teeth cleaning, oral screening, or restorative dental care in Jackson, MS, trust in our team to deliver quality dental services that will leave you with a smile. We believe that each and every patient that walks through our door deserves a great smile, and we’ll work with you to find the treatments that fit your needs. During our consultations, you’ll be able to ask your questions one-on-one, get evaluated, and learn more about the ins and outs of your dental treatment.
Don’t hesitate to contact us today; you deserve a beautiful brilliant smile.