At Athens TLC Dental, teens and adults can discover just how easy it can be to get straighter teeth. The development of clear braces and aligner systems such as Invisalign have made it possible for more people to get a healthier, straighter smile without having to wear metal braces.
Typically, orthodontic care involves the placement of brackets onto teeth. A wire runs through the brackets, and is tightened on a regular basis to keep consistent pressure on teeth in order to achieve results. Sometimes, elastic bands are used as well, to move one or more teeth in a specific direction. While the teen or adult patient may want the results that come from orthodontic care, most have expressed displeasure with standard braces. With Invisalign, the common issues with orthodontia are avoided.
If you want to correct misalignment but do not want your smile hidden behind metal braces, a consultation with Athens dentist Dr. Anita Mathew is recommended.
When you choose Invisalign, you get the benefit of:
- Easier oral hygiene. With braces, you must brush and floss around brackets and wires. During your Invisalign treatment, all you have to do is remove aligners before brushing and flossing, and reinsert them when you are done.
- Dining is just as simple. Braces require you to give up certain foods, or to risk damaging wires or breaking off brackets. Certain foods may also be more difficult to clean from around orthodontic appliances. With Invisalign, you get to eat whatever you like because there are no permanent fixtures on your teeth. After meals, it is recommended to rinse your mouth and aligners before insertion.
- Because Invisalign aligners are formed to your teeth, there are no edges to poke, scratch, or catch on lips and cheeks. Comfort is improved because aligners apply consistent gentle pressure. There are no appointments to tighten wires; aligners are switched every two weeks.
The team at Athens TLC Dental wants to help you get the smile you deserve. Contact us at +1 706-510-1515 to learn more about Invisalign.