Benefits of Invisalign®
By on November 08, 2013
Misaligned teeth can hurt more than your confidence. Over time, crooked teeth can interfere with chewing and other daily functions, and can even cause painful tooth and jaw problems such as periodontal disease and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder. Orthodontia has been used for decades to solve these problems, but every year countless adults and teens forgo orthodontic procedures for fear of the pain and stigma that can come with all-too-visible traditional metal braces.
Now there is a choice: at Clarksville Smiles, Richard C. Ribeiro, DDS, and his knowledgeable staff offer Invisalign® clear braces as an orthodontic alternative for Clarksville patients. Invisalign® has several benefits that could have patients choosing the procedure over traditional braces.
What Is Invisalign®?
Traditional metal braces correct spacing issues by tightening wires and rubber bands against brackets affixed to a patient’s teeth. Invisalign® clear braces achieve the same results through a series of a clear plastic aligner trays. Each tray is custom molded to move your teeth in gradual increments over the course of two years or less. Despite its more discreet appearance, Invisalign® braces are an excellent orthodontic option - a cosmetic dentist can use the clear braces to correct a number of dental flaws including:
- Gapped teeth
- Crowded teeth
What Are the Benefits of Invisalign®?
A patient may choose Invisalign® clear braces over traditional braces for a variety of reasons, including:
- Visually Appealing: Because Invisalign® braces are made of clear plastic and custom fit to each individual patient’s teeth, they are virtually invisible. This can be a great comfort to adults and teens alike who would like the health benefits of braces without highly noticeable metal interfering in their professional or social lives. Nobody has to know that you have had braces at all until they see your results.
- Easy to Keep Clean: With intricate parts and hard-to-reach spaces, traditional braces can be a trap for food particles and bacteria that can lead to halitosis, tooth discoloration, and even cavities. Because patients are able to remove Invisalign® braces during meals, as well as while brushing and flossing, the opportunity to keep one’s teeth and aligner trays clean increases substantially.
- Increased Freedom for Teens: With traditional braces, parents live with worry every day that their child will come home with braces that have been broken or damaged by soda or sticky junk food. Invisalign®’s removable design helps keep such problems to a minimum - but even if an accident does occur, Invisalign® plans come with extra replacement aligner trays to account for the unexpected. That’s a contingency plan that can put everyone at ease.
Contact Your Invisalign® Orthodontics Specialist Today
If you or a loved one has been living with crowded or misaligned teeth, don’t let the fear of metal braces keep you from taking the next step toward correcting the problem. Find out if Invisalign®, porcelain veneers, or another treatment can improve the appearance of your smile. Contact Dr. Ribeiro at Clarksville Smiles today to learn more about Invisalign® clear braces and get started on the path toward a renewed and more perfect smile.
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“Dr. Ribeiro has been my dentist for many years, and he has always provided exceptional service. His staff is very professional and courteous. They always go out of their way to ensure I have a pleasant experience.” Tina Reed