The Benefits of Invisalign
posted: Dec. 24, 2020.
If you are looking to correct your smile but dread the idea of having to wear braces for a number of months, then you should consider invisible aligners from Invisalign. They are far less noticeable than traditional braces and in a number of ways they are also more convenient. If you would like to learn more about Invisalign, get in contact with Dr. Paul Rocke of Rocke Orthodontics in Littleton, CO.
Convenience and Comfort
Invisalign aligners are made of thin and clear plastic, this makes them less obviously visible than metal braces. You put them on the same way you would a mouthguard, and you take them off the same way.
The fact that they are removable makes for a clear advantage over braces. They are actually meant to be removed for eating and for cleaning your teeth.
So unlike with braces you are not bound to a strict diet and a similarly strict cleaning regiment. Food can get trapped in and around traditional braces, which necessitates extra diligence.
Wearing clear aligners requires also a level of self-discipline. The added comfort of being able to take them off comes with the caveat that you will wear them for the recommended amount of time. Not doing so could lengthen the time of treatment.
Invisalign in Littleton, CO
Similar to traditional braces, Invisalign clear aligners correct your smile by slowly pushing your teeth into place. With aligners, you simply switch to the next tray in the series and don't have to keep going back to your dentist's office for adjustments. Although you are still expected to return to monitor your progress, your doctor will advise you how often, but it is usually once every six weeks.
Although Invisalign can treat a number of conditions, there are still some that may best be treated by traditional braces. To find out if clear aligners are for you then make an appointment today with Dr. Rocke of Rocke Orthodontics in Littleton, CO, by dialing (303) 730-7002.