In recent years, more patients than ever before have visited their dentists seeking orthodontic treatment as adults. While many of these patients want to straighten their teeth, they don’t necessarily want to spend months or even years sharing a smile marred by metal brackets and wires. Instead, your general dentist or orthodontist can provide a comfortable, clear alternative – Invisalign. This clear alignment tray orthodontic system allows patients to achieve their perfectly aligned smiles without having to worry about the impact on their personal or professional images.
How Does Invisalign Work?
The Invisalign system is comprised of a series of clear, plastic alignment trays. Each set of aligners represents the position of teeth one step closer to the desired result. Patients wear each set of alignment trays for about two weeks. Then, the current set is exchanged for the next set in the series. Unlike traditional bracket and wire braces that have to be adjusted by an orthodontist, patients can make this exchange at home, so they will only need to visit their dentist for just a few, short checkups. This gives the dentist the opportunity to ensure patients’ smiles are progressing according to their treatment plan and make adjustments as necessary.
What are the Benefits of Invisalign?
Invisalign is a great orthodontic treatment solution for many patients. Some of the benefits of Invisalign orthodontics compared with traditional braces include:
- Fast – during treatment, patients will need fewer and shorter dental appointments compared with traditional bracket and wire braces appointments. Additionally, the overall treatment time is reduced to as little as half that necessary with braces.
- Comfortable – bracket and wire braces, even the low profile materials available today, can irritate soft tissue. Additionally, many patients are unable to handle the pain that occurs following the regular adjustments of the metal brackets and wires. Compared with these orthodontic options, Invisalign is significantly more comfortable.
- Cosmetically superior – unlike even the clear and tooth colored bracket and wire braces, Invisalign clear braces are almost completely unrecognizable to the naked eye.
- No hassle – there’s no need to change your diet or oral hygiene routines during Invisalign treatment.
Meet the DeMartino Dental Group
The DeMartino Dental Group is dedicated to keeping our Phillipsburg area dental patients smiling. One great way to ensure patients are happy with their dentistry services is to take the time to help them understand their treatment options. Our dental blog is just one more way we can reach out to patients in order to provide more information about the various dentistry services we offer. If you want to find out more about Invisalign or any other available dental treatments, contact our knowledgeable dentist and team today.
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