Do you have misaligned teeth? Do you feel embarrassed and wonder how you can possibly go out and see people with your teeth looking so awful? Obviously no one wants to have braces, and no one should be judged on the appearance of their teeth. The fact is, though, that in almost all cases, when you meet someone, the first thing they’ll notice about you is your smile. And if you want healthy-looking, straight teeth, you will have to have orthodontic treatment. Fortunately, that no longer means that you have to put up with the appearance and discomfort of traditional metal braces.
About Metal Braces
Metal braces don’t just look bad – they can harm your teeth. This is because they’re fixed in place, and adjusted periodically over the course of your orthodontic treatment. Because of the fixed nature of metal braces, food particles can become trapped between the braces and your teeth, and not even the most vigorous brushing can dislodge them. Ultimately, they cause tooth decay, and unfortunately, it’s right on the front of your teeth where it’s most unsightly and most difficult to fix.
With Invisalign®, the braces are removable so that you can give your teeth the thorough brushing and flossing that you were accustomed to before you began your orthodontic treatment.
Getting Fitted for Invisalign Clear Aligners
All you have to do in order to be fitted for your Invisalign clear aligners is arrive at our dental office with a clean mouth. We’ll take impressions of your teeth, and use 3-D imaging technology to create a series of clear aligners for you. Your first aligners will fit over your teeth exactly as they are. The final set will give you the teeth you want. The aligners in between the first and last will work to align your teeth, and throughout the treatment you may even wear up to 30 different aligners.
Who Can Benefit from Invisalign?
Invisalign clear aligners are perfect for teens because they’re next to impossible to detect – no more worries about taunting from peers. And if you’re an adult who cringes at the thought of the adolescent look metal braces provide, you have even more reason to love Invisalign – if you don’t tell your friends, family and co-workers that you’re having your teeth straightened, they may never know. When you consider the superior appearance of Invisalign over metal braces, along with the better dental health they offer by virtue of not trapping food, it’s easy to see why Invisalign is the clear choice over metal braces. It’s a fact that most patients prefer them over traditional metal braces.
At Merrick Dental Care, Dr. Tassos Katechis will be pleased to advise you on ways that you can get the smile you want and deserve, with Invisalign clear aligners. Call us today at (516) 378-1725 or use the convenient form on our Contact Us page. Follow aftercare to maintain your new smile. If you are still unsure if Invisalign is right for you, read about the pros and cons of treatment.