If you are avoiding orthodontic treatment because you can’t face the thought of wearing traditional metal braces for two or more years, you should know that more adults than ever are choosing an alternative called Invisalign. Why? Because Invisalign clear braces offer an easier and more subtle option to straighten misaligned teeth. Dr. Darren Koch offers Invisalign to adult patients in Cary.
Invisalign is an FDA-approved orthodontic system that uses clear plastic aligners to shift teeth into their proper position. The plastic trays are customized to meet each patient’s orthodontic needs, placing focused pressure on different areas of the teeth to facilitate the desired movement. The Invisalign aligners are comfortable and removable, and the average treatment lasts approximately one year.
It seems the only thing Invisalign and traditional braces have in common is the fact that the final results are the same -- well-aligned teeth and a beautiful smile. But your experience throughout the treatment is far easier with Invisalign’s clear braces. Some of the most important differences between Invisalign and traditional braces include…
- Clear aligners are virtually invisible, so friends and co-workers won’t even know you’re undergoing treatment
- Invisalign trays are removable, so you can continue to eat your favorite foods
- Flossing and brushing are as easy as ever since the aligners are removable
- Smooth plastic will never cause a blister in the cheeks, gums, or lips
- Emergency trips to the dentist for a dislodged bracket or wire are eliminated
- Invisalign treatment requires fewer dental appointments and can be completed faster
Sure, traditional braces are an effective option for correcting orthodontic issues. But busy adults, young professionals, and other people who are interested in a more convenient, subtle orthodontic solution prefer to straighten their teeth with Invisalign.
If you are wondering whether or not you are a good candidate for Invisalign, visit your dentist to discuss your orthodontic options. Invisalign can be used to correct many of the most common dental misalignments, including crowding, spacing, rotation, crossbite, open bite, and overbite.
Patients should be in good oral health during their orthodontic treatment. You will undergo an initial checkup and teeth cleaning with Dr. Koch prior to beginning Invisalign. If you are suffering from gum disease or tooth decay, preliminary care will be performed before your treatment with clear braces. Stay current with your regular checkups and cleanings with Dr. Koch throughout your Invisalign treatment to enjoy continued oral health.
Teeth that have been realigned with orthodontics can have a tendency to drift back into their previous position after treatment is completed. The only way to avoid this relapse is by diligently wearing retainers. Once you have finished the Invisalign treatment, you will be fitted with these clear retainers that look similar to the Invisalign trays. You will begin wearing the retainers full-time, but most patients are reduced to nighttime only wear after a few months.
Are you interested in benefitting from subtle orthodontic treatment? Join the growing number of adults who are choosing Invisalign to straighten teeth and achieve more confident smiles. Dr. Koch is one of the top returns for “dentist near me” in Cary -- come see why we’re so popular! Request your appointment today.