There used to be a time when having crooked teeth meant you only really had one option for correcting your smile. However, these days, orthodontic treatment includes more than just conventional braces made from metal brackets and wires. For example, at our Virginia Beach, VA, dental office, we offer customized Invisalign® clear aligners, which straighten crooked teeth without having to use brackets and wires. If you need a straighter smile, then there are many reasons why you should consider Invisalign® aligners instead of traditional orthodontic braces.
They’re not as noticeable as braces
Invisalign® aligners are clear because they’re made from clear, BPA-free acrylic. This makes them virtually unnoticeable when in place, even from up close. If you’re concerned about how metal brackets and wires will affect your smile’s appearance, then the discreet appearance of clear aligners could be their most attractive benefit. The aligners are also designed to fit precisely according to highly detailed measurements and molds of your teeth, ensuring that they remain still and unnoticeable as you smile, speak, and laugh.
You aren’t stuck with your aligners
Besides being clear, Invisalign® aligners differ from braces in another significant way. Unlike brackets that are semi-bonded to your teeth, the aligners can be removed temporarily each day so you can eat, brush and floss your teeth more conveniently. This means you won’t have to dramatically adjust your diet to accommodate your braces, or spend extra time and use additional tools to clean around your braces when you brush and floss your teeth.
The treatment process is much more convenient
Removing your aligners is also makes progressing through your treatment more convenient than traditional braces. Rather than visiting the dentist or orthodontist regularly to have your braces’ wires tightened, Invisalign® involves simply changing out your aligners for the next in the series. Treatment still requires regular checkup and maintenance visits with your dentist, but your scheduled appointments will be less frequent and have a lesser impact on your overall schedule.
Find out if you can benefit from Invisalign®
In addition to straightening your crooked teeth, Invisalign® clear aligners offer a number of important benefits compared to traditional braces. To learn more, schedule a consultation by calling the Absolute Dental Care office in Virginia Beach, VA, today at (757) 428-7440. We proudly welcome patients from Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Suffolk, Hampton, Eastern Shore, and all surrounding communities.