Lakeway Invisalign Clear Braces
A straight smile makes you look great, but did you know that properly aligned teeth are actually healthier? It’s true, when teeth are properly positioned, they are easier to clean and maintain, and teeth receive even pressure across the bite avoiding chips and cracks that can occur when one tooth receives more of the bite force than surrounding teeth. Uneven bite pressure can also place excess strain on the jaw joints leading to painful or impeded jaw movement. Unfortunately, orthodontic treatment has been thought of as purely cosmetic for decades, but truly, correcting your bite alignment is essential to achieve and maintain the optimal level of oral health. Another false belief many patients have about smile alignment is that their only treatment option is traditional bracket and wire braces. At Eaddy Dentistry, we offer a simpler and more cosmetic alternative to traditional braces – Invisalign. This clear alignment tray orthodontic solution allows us to straighten smiles without noticeable brackets and wires or the hassles of frequent trips to the orthodontist. If you’re interested in finding out more, call our Austin dental team to schedule your Invisalign consultation today.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a clear braces system. Rather than brackets and wires, the Invisalign system uses a series of plastic aligners. Over the course of an average of twelve months, patients can achieve a perfectly aligned smile without the hassle of traditional braces.
How Does Invisalign Work?
Over the course of treatment with Invisalign, patients will wear sets of alignment trays for about two weeks at a time. Each set of aligners is molded to represent the smile one step closer to the desired end result. As you wear the aligners each day, they place pressure on the teeth shifting them into their ideal alignment.
What are the Benefits of Invisalign Clear Braces?
We know that there is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all dentistry solution, but for those patients who do choose to straighten their smiles using the Invisalign system, there are a number of benefits, including:
- Cosmetic – the clear aligners allow patients to maintain a natural looking smile throughout treatment
- Quick – the entire process takes just eight to eighteen months, and you will only need to visit us every six to eight weeks for checkups
- Convenient – because Invisalign trays are removable, there’s no need to change your diet and oral hygiene routine
- Comfortable – without the brackets and wires, patients will not experience the soft tissue irritation that so often accompanies traditional braces treatment