Save Your Self-Esteem With Clear Aligners [BLOG]

If you are embarrassed by your smile on account of having crooked, crowded, or gapped teeth, 2019 could be the year to change all that once and for all. You see, we have two great nontraditional orthodontic treatment programs at our Fredericksburg, VA dentist’s office. Both work well for many patients. And we’ll know for sure which option is best for you once you’ve requested and come in for your consultation with our team. But today, we’d like to go ahead and share some of the biggest selling points of one of those programs, it’s called Invisalign, and it is driven by clear aligners. Keep reading, and then be sure to contact us online or by phone at 540-369-4926 to get started.

Modern Orthodontic Treatments Are Here

Let’s be honest. Everyone’s smile situation is unique. And you may not fit the parameters of what makes a good Invisalign candidate. But Invisalign makes it easier than ever for many patients with less severe orthodontic issues to receive the treatment they need, because it uses clear aligners instead of metal braces.

This means that the gear you’ll be wearing is made of a smooth plastic material, instead of those metal brackets and wires that have come to characterize the treatment process for many earlier generations of orthodontic patients. An entire series of aligners will be designed from a computer-generated model of your current situation, your end goal, and every step along the way.

No Lifestyle Alterations

Typical metal brackets and wires will need to remain in your mouth several years. They can irritate your soft tissue and be a great cause for discomfort along the way. They can also disrupt your lifestyle. This is especially true at dinner time. You can’t eat chewy, sticky foods with braces. And the residual particles from whatever you are allowed to eat will still need to be removed from your hardware with special tools. Plus, brushing and flossing presents more of a challenge.

However, none of that will apply to you with clear aligners. You simply withdraw the Invisalign aligners whenever you want to “break bread.”. And when you are done with meals and snacks, you will be able to brush, floss, and rinse your teeth and gums in the same manner as always.

Here’s the catch: you will need to be faithful about wearing your aligners for most of the day every day. You basically wear each aligner tray for about two weeks before switching it out for the next one in your unique series. But the really good news is that the process wraps up fast.

A Quick Fix For Unruly Teeth

Remember, normal braces could take 2-3 years to deliver results. But if all goes well, there’s a pretty good chance that your Invisalign treatment process could be over after only about 12 months. We’ll be able to tell you more once we’ve assessed your problems and laid out the transformational path that best suits your special needs. But we can’t get to work until you get in touch and set up a consultation with our Fredericksburg, VA dental team.

Take The Next Step

We hope that you have been inspired to take the next step toward a better-looking, healthier smile. Request your Invisalign clear aligners consultation appointment today by calling 540-369-4926. We’re ready when you are!