Invisalign is a popular treatment for straightening teeth designed to be an alternative to conventional metal braces. Instead of using metal brackets and wires that are bonded to the teeth to realign them, Invisalign uses clear aligner trays that fit tightly. Patients receive a series of trays that gently move the teeth into proper alignment during treatment. Average treatment time can vary from 6-18 months.
A properly aligned and attractive smile can help you feel more confident each time you laugh, talk, and smile. However, imperfections in the smile that affect its appearance can cause individuals to feel self-conscious about how they look, keeping them from socializing with others or causing them to cover their smile. Dr. Rich Flores of Rich Flores, DDS, LLC is a dentist in the Willoughby, Ohio, area who understands the importance of a beautiful smile and is pleased to offer Invisalign aligners as a reliable alternative to metal braces for straightening the teeth.
Patients considering Invisalign may have questions about how comfortable they are. Compared to traditional metal bracket-and-wire braces, patients find Invisalign incredibly comfortable and easy to use. They can be removed for brushing, flossing, drinking, and eating and can be easily cleaned. Patients will change out their trays for the next aligner in the series every two weeks. When wearing the new tray, the teeth may be sore for a few days as changes occur. It is typically well-tolerated and controlled with over-the-counter pain medication if needed.
Are you thinking about using Invisalign to achieve a more attractive smile? Are you tired of misalignment, gaps, and turned teeth that impact your appearance? It’s time to talk to a professional about Invisalign to achieve your goals!