A common misconception about Invisalign® aligners is that they only work for minor orthodontic issues. The truth is, however, that Invisalign can correct not only mild to moderate misalignments and malocclusions, to the contrary, many highly skilled dentists have had success with very complex issues.
Your Invisalign provider’s experience and ability are one of two key factors that will determine your success with Invisalign, the other is compliance. Unlike metal braces, which are permanently affixed to your teeth, Invisalign aligner trays are removable for eating, brushing, and flossing but must remain in place for at least 22 hours every day.
Besides the flexibility Invisalign aligners offer, the innovative design provides a virtually invisible dental appliance with a comfortable fit.
Several Discreet and Comfortable Invisalign Options
Invisalign Full – For crowded or gapped teeth and bite malocclusion.
Invisalign Express – For mild orthodontic problems, Express can often be completed in as few as six months.
Invisalign Teen – For teens who may need help with compliance.
The freedom to remove the aligners for proper home dental care is a strong advantage as they don’t create the potential staining that metal braces can. In addition, the aligner trays can be used in conjunction with teeth whitening to achieve a uniform and bright smile.
How Does Invisalign Work?
While traditional braces use a wire to move teeth into proper alignment, Invisalign system is a series of custom-made trays that gently re-align your teeth over time. Each set is worn for two weeks and then replaced with the next set in the series.
Invisalign vs. Metal Braces Which Should I Choose?
If your qualified dental provider offers you a choice based on their determination that either method can work for you, picking a system will be a matter of how well you can comply with the Invisalign instructions.
The treatments are close in price, and while braces may solve some problems faster than Invisalign will, the promise of less discomfort and the ability to remove the trays for cleaning and eating is very attractive to most patients and usually makes up for any slight discrepancies there may be in price.
Dr. Manisha Bhalla is highly qualified to provide treatment with Invisalign aligners and welcomes new patients.
If you are looking for a straighter smile with Invisalign aligners in Poughkeepsie…
…call Dr. Bhalla today!