The Advantages of Invisalign
Having crooked teeth can cause a variety of difficulties in your life. It can lead to difficulty chewing, jaw pain, and embarrassment when showing off your smile. However, many people simply aren’t willing to spend months or years flashing metal braces every time they open their mouth. If this sounds like you, Invisalign may be the perfect solution.
Discreet Orthodontic Care
Invisalign treatment involves a series of clear removable trays that sit over your teeth. The greatest advantage of Invisalign is that these trays are not visible while you wear them, so you get all the benefits of orthodontic care without the embarrassment of having to show off metal braces. Unless you tell people, no one will ever know you're wearing them.
Traditional braces have wires and sharp edges that can snag on foods and cause irritation to the inside of your mouth. The smooth surfaces of Invisalign aligners prevent this irritation and quickly come to feel natural in your mouth. And since you’ll be taking them out to eat, chewing your favorite foods will be just as easy as it always has been.
There’s always a risk of uneven tooth coloring with traditional braces. The areas covered by the brackets do not get the same exposure as the rest of the tooth, so some people end up with visible spots once the brackets come off. Invisalign makes your teeth easier to clean and keeps them an even shade of white both during and after your treatment.
Ease Grinding and Jaw Pain
Many patients find that their nighttime tooth grinding habit is alleviated when they wear their aligners to bed. Invisalign aligners can act as a nightguard, preventing excessive wear to the teeth and limiting the jaw pain you feel in the morning.
Huntersville Dentist and Orthodontist
You may not want traditional braces, but this doesn't mean your teeth have to be crooked forever. Invisalign can straighten your teeth with less hassle and allow you to maintain your bright smile at the same time.
Michael L. Wing, DDS is an Invisalign provider and general dentist in Huntersville, NC. To find out if Invisalign is an option for you, request your appointment with Dr. Wing or call (704) 997-8280 today.