Invisalign® is a newer option for those in Orlando wanting straight, beautiful teeth. It is particularly well-liked by adults who do not want the embarrassment of wearing bulky braces that attract attention. This treatment provides numerous benefits, both immediately and in the future.
Invisalign® uses clear plastic trays that are nearly impossible to notice once in the mouth. In fact, it will appear as if one is not wearing any braces or retainers at all. This will reduce the embarrassment that often comes with wearing traditional braces.
High Level of Comfort
Traditional metal braces often rub against the gums, tongue and mouth, leading to bleeding and irritation. Invisalign® trays are smooth and designed to fit one’s mouth perfectly. In addition, they do not force the teeth to move as drastically as braces do, and wearers may not experience the same amount discomfort that they would with traditional braces.
Whereas metal braces must be attached to the teeth by an orthodontist, Invisalign® trays can be easily removed whenever necessary. They can be removed to brush or floss the teeth or even for a special event.
Invisalign® in Orlando takes far less time to complete treatment than braces do. Most people have to wear braces for a minimum of two years and some have to wear them much longer than that. However, treatment with these aligners generally lasts from one to one and a half years.
Traditional braces come with a bit of user error as the orthodontist tightens and tweaks without any model to follow. Treatment with Invisalign® is totally computerized, meaning that the correct model is in place before treatment begins. The exact shapes for the trays will be planned out, and users will know exactly how long treatment will last as long as they follow the steps carefully.
Traditional braces can actually lead to the demineralization of teeth and can cause cavities and gum disease because it is hard to clean around the brackets, bands and wires. However, Invisalign® trays can be easily removed and cleaned themselves, and the teeth can be brushed and flossed as often as necessary while going through treatment.
Once Invisalign® treatment is complete, the teeth will be straight and any problems with how the teeth line up will be solved. When teeth are straight, it is much easier to clean them, which can lead to fewer cavities and less chance of gum disease in the future. Teeth that line up properly are not as likely to break or wear down incorrectly as misaligned teeth are.
Invisalign® is a great option for all types of patients in Orlando, including adults. While very severe cases of overbite or underbite may require a different orthodontic option, Invisalign® is a more comfortable and less irritating alternative to traditional metal braces. To determine if this treatment is right for you, request a consultation with our orthodontist at Lach Orthodontic Specialists in Lake Nona or Oviedo. Contact us today to book an appointment.