Everyone knows that a great smile can boost your confidence and self esteem. That is why having straight teeth is desired by many patients. In the past, some patients with crowding or spacing in their mouth, may have avoided treatment due to a dislike for metal braces. They were apprehensive about the appearance of metal in their mouth, the perceived feel of the metal, or the potential for discomfort from the wires.
Now there is a great alternative to traditional metal braces: Invisalign. Invisalign is an easy and almost invisible solution for many dental problems. Invisalign aligners are made of a clear plastic material and are often mistaken for whitening trays. The aligners are worn for two weeks at a time usually for a period of 9 to 15 months and cause gentle, gradual tooth movements. They can correct crowding and spacing of the teeth, and can improve your bite, your speech, and any chewing issues that you might have.
Unlike traditional braces, you can take the aligners out to eat and drink and to brush and floss. You will be less restricted in what foods you can eat. There is less mouth irritation due to the lack of wires and metal. And most patients happily report that they can wear their aligners throughout the day with no one noticing or being able to detect the presence of the aligners in their mouth. So the best part of this treatment is that it is invisible.