Invisalign® in Hood River, OR
Would You Like to Do Something About Your Crooked Teeth?Invisalign® may be the right choice for you. Many people who have crooked teeth decide to have them straightened using some type of orthodontic correction. However, traditional braces have a number of disadvantages which cause some people to think twice about whether they want to undergo a straightening procedure.
From unsightly wires and brackets, to a limitation on their diet, to the discomfort that sometimes arises from the use of traditional braces, there are several reasons to consider a different alternative. For many people Invisalign® is that alternative.
What is Invisalign®?Invisalign® aligners are essentially clear plastic trays that fit over your teeth and help to move them into the proper position. As your teeth begin to move into the desired position you trade out your old Invisalign® aligner for a new one in order to keep the teeth moving towards their final position. As your teeth continue to move, you will keep trading out aligners, with each aligner being slightly closer to the final shape of your smile than the last.
When Invisalign® retainers are in place, they are all but impossible to see, making them a viable option for many people who are concerned about the unsightly bracket-and-wire system of traditional braces.
In addition, Invisalign® pieces are removable, meaning that the strict dietary restrictions followed by people who have traditional braces will not be applicable to those who use Invisalign®. If you have an Invisalign® retainer, you may remove it to enjoy your favorite food and then replace it when you are finished.
Further, where traditional wire-and-bracket braces frequently have sharp edges which can rub against the soft tissues inside the mouth and cause discomfort, Invisalign® aligners are smooth and tend to be easier to wear.
Because they may be removed Invisalign® aligners are much easier to clean than traditional braces. In addition, they do tend to work faster than traditional braces, meaning that your total time wearing them will be shorter.
Is Invisalign® right for me?While Invisalign® aligners are very convenient to use and have many advantages over traditional braces they are not for everyone. Children should not use them and some adults—depending on a number of factors—may be advised to avoid them as well.
If you are interested in determining whether an Invisalign® aligner system may be a good alternative for you please visit with us or call us at (541) 632-6355. We can examine your smile and review your dental history in order to help you determine whether this is the best choice for you.
The Invisalign® Homepage has plenty of great information on how exactly the aligners are created and the way in which they work to help, you achieve the beautiful smile you have always wanted.
Keep in mind that the length of time that it will require for you to achieve the smile you want will vary from person to person. Each mouth is different and some teeth need to be moved more drastically than others. Give us a call at (541) 632-6355 to talk with us about Invisalign® today.