When your teeth are not straight, you are risking more than your self-confidence. Straightening teeth has been shown to improve the overall health of the mouth. This is likely because it makes it easier to floss and brush. Having teeth that are overcrowded or spaced too far apart can also be hard on your gums. As an adult, you may be reluctant to get braces. Fortunately, Invisalign® is an option for straightening your teeth that is both effective and discreet.
How Invisalign® Works
When you decide to get Invisalign®, special aligners are made for your upper and/or lower teeth. They are custom-made and virtually invisible in your mouth. These aligners are made of multilayer SmartTrack® materials that encourage your teeth to move the way they need to.
Living with Invisalign®
Perhaps the best thing about Invisalign® versus traditional metal braces is how easy it is to live with the aligners. You can take them out, so it is easy to keep both the aligners and your teeth sparkly clean. Unlike with metal braces, you can easily floss your teeth. When it comes time to eat, simply pop out your Invisalign® and continue to have your favorite foods, no matter what they are. Playing sports does not have to be impacted by wearing your aligners. They are perfectly safe to keep in, or you can take them out to put in a mouthguard.
Benefits of Invisalign®
There are many reasons that these aligners are so popular among adults. Some of the biggest benefits include:
- They are far more comfortable than traditional braces.
- Invisalign® fits better than other removable teeth straighteners, making them more comfortable to wear.
- Each aligner is customized to the individual’s gumline to further add to their comfort.
- The treatment is faster than other braces
What Invisalign® Can Treat
There are many issues involving the teeth that these aligners are effective at treating. They may be a good solution for you if you have:
- Crowded teeth
- Open Bite
- Gaps in the teeth
- Overall crooked teeth
If you are an adult who is interested in straightening your teeth for a healthier smile, make an appointment at Central Texas Orthodontics in Austin. Contact us today to book a consultation and learn more about Invisalign®!