Invisalign: Straight Teeth. No Metal Braces.
There are millions of adults around the country who would love to have their crooked, crowded, or gapped teeth straightened, but they have one big problem. They simply can’t imagine going to work every day and spending time with their friends with bulky metal braces on their teeth. They’re afraid it will make them look immature and no one will take them seriously in addition to being extremely uncomfortable. So like many, they simply live with their compromised smile for years.
Does this sound like you?
If so, Invisalign in Clayton can give you the smile solution you’ve been looking for. With it, Dr. Steve Dedrickson can straighten your smile in the most discreet, comfortable, and effective way possible without using metal braces.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a revolutionary orthodontic treatment that completely does away with the traditional wire and bracket system. Rather, it uses a series of custom-designed clear plastic aligner trays to gently and efficiently straighten the teeth. All a patient has to do is wear a single set of trays (one for the top and bottom teeth) for about 2 weeks for 22 hours a day, and after they have gone through the entire series, their smile should be perfectly straight.
Now, you don’t have to feel like your only choices are either a crooked smile or a mouthful of metal.
Why Patients Love Invisalign
More and more adults are choosing to straighten their teeth with Invisalign because it offers a multitude of benefits you simply can’t get with braces:
- Subtle Appearance: Invisalign’s clear plastic trays are nearly invisible on the teeth when worn, meaning you’ll be able to smile confidently both after and during treatment. Often, it will only be you and your dentist in Clayton that knows you’re straightening your teeth!
- Convenience: One big thing you can do with Invisalign that is impossible with braces is take it off. The trays slip easily on and off the teeth, meaning you can take them out whenever you need to eat or brush your teeth. With this, you can keep your diet and daily habits consistent while getting the smile you’ve always wanted.
- Increased Comfort: Your trays will be specially-made using a 3D scan of your smile by a certified Invisalign lab to make sure they fit perfectly over your teeth. Thanks to the smooth plastic, you’ll forget you’re even wearing the trays after a few days.
- Less Time: In many cases, Invisalign is actually able to work faster than regular braces, with treatment times ranging from about 8-18 months as opposed to 2 years with braces. And because it doesn’t have to be routinely adjusted, you won’t have to make as many progress checks with your dentist as well. All in all, this will save you a tremendous amount of time.
Is Invisalign Right for Me?
If you’re looking to get a straighter smile without the mouthful of metal, then Invisalign is the treatment for you. If you have any other oral health issues, such as cavities or gum disease, those will need to be addressed before your treatment can begin. We also don’t offer Invisalign for child patients because the bones in their mouth and jaw are still developing. Other than that, if you’re wanting to improve the alignment of your teeth, then Invisalign will work wonderfully.
Of course, if you’re interested in getting Invisalign, the first thing you need to do is come see your cosmetic dentist in Clayton here at Sevens Dental to begin your journey to a beautiful smile. To schedule an appointment, or get answers to your questions, please contact us today.