Invisible Orthodontics with Invisalign®
When teeth aren’t aligned just right, the consequences can be much more serious than you may realize. You may notice the difference in your smile’s appearance, which can be more or less obvious depending on the extent of your tooth misalignment. Fortunately, you may have a discreet and comfortable option for straightening crooked teeth without the need for traditional metal braces, thanks to Invisalign® clear aligners.
How Does Invisalign® Work?
Invisalign® is a series of custom-designed aligners that work to gradually shift crooked teeth into straighter positions, much like traditional orthodontic braces. The difference, however, is that the aligners don’t rely on brackets and wires; instead, each aligner in the series is specifically designed to gently move your teeth to a certain degree. As you change them for the next aligners in the series, they’ll continue to guide your teeth until they reach their desired positions.
The Benefits of Clear Aligners
- Optimal discretion – Invisalign® aligners’ most notable benefit is the fact they remain virtually invisible when placed over your teeth. This means you can continue throughout your daily routine with full confidence knowing that your treatment remains discreet and doesn’t affect your smile’s immediate appearance.
- Improved comfort – Unlike braces, clear aligners are designed as solid, one-piece appliances. There are no brackets or additional parts to scrape against your soft oral tissues, or to semi-permanently bond to your teeth. There’s also no wire to tighten, which makes your overall treatment even more comfortable.
- Greater convenience – Because aligners are designed to be changed out routinely, they’re made to be removable. This means you can temporarily take them off to perform daily tasks more conveniently, such as eating your favorite meals and brushing and flossing your teeth.
Learn if You Qualify for Invisalign®
If your teeth need straightening, then Invisalign® clear aligners may be able to provide a more discreet and comfortable option for your orthodontic treatment. When you’re ready to schedule a consultation, call our Ballard Neighborhood Dentist office in Seattle, WA, today at 206-789-2555. We also proudly serve the residents of Shoreline, Edmonds, Crown Hill, Loyal Heights, and all surrounding communities.