Straight teeth can give you a confident smile and improved oral health, but traditional metal braces can be noticeable and uncomfortable. At Enhance Dental, we understand the desire for a straighter smile without the visible impact. That’s why we offer Invisalign, a clear aligner therapy that provides the same great results as braces but with the added benefit of being virtually invisible. Let us help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted with Invisalign.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that uses clear, custom-made aligners to straighten your teeth and improve your smile. Unlike traditional braces, which are made of metal and wires, Invisalign aligners are made from a clear, medical-grade plastic that is virtually invisible when worn. The aligners are designed to be worn over your teeth, using gentle pressure to move your teeth into the desired position over time.
The process of Invisalign treatment begins with a consultation with an Enhance dental professional. During this appointment, your dentist will take digital impressions of your teeth and use these images to create a customized treatment plan. You will receive a series of clear aligners, which you will wear for about two weeks each. As you progress through each set of aligners, your teeth will gradually shift into their final position. The length of treatment depends on your individual needs, but most patients complete their Invisalign treatment in 12 to 18 months.
Invisalign is a comfortable and convenient option for orthodontic treatment. Because the aligners are removable, you can continue to eat all your favorite foods and brush and floss as normal. The clear plastic material used in the aligners is also much gentler on your gums and cheeks than traditional braces, which can often cause irritation. And, because the aligners are nearly invisible, you won’t have to worry about anyone noticing that you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment.
Invisalign vs Braces
- Clear and Virtually Invisible: Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign aligners are clear and virtually invisible, making them a more discreet option for those who are self-conscious about their appearance
- Customized Fit: Invisalign aligners are custom-made for each patient, ensuring a comfortable and precise fit.
- Removable: Unlike braces, Invisalign aligners can be removed for eating, brushing, and flossing, making it easier to maintain good oral hygiene.
- Fewer Office Visits: With Invisalign, patients typically require fewer office visits compared to traditional braces, saving time and effort.
- No Food Restrictions: Traditional braces come with restrictions on what you can and cannot eat. With Invisalign, you can enjoy all your favorite foods without the worry of damaging your braces.
- More Comfortable: Invisalign aligners are made of smooth, comfortable plastic that won’t irritate the mouth or cause discomfort as metal braces can.
- Effective: Invisalign has been proven to be just as effective as traditional braces in straightening teeth but with added convenience and comfort.
There’s more to it than Beauty
Orthodontic treatment isn’t just about improving the appearance of your smile; it’s about enhancing the function and health of your teeth, jaw, and bite. By straightening misaligned teeth, orthodontic treatments like Invisalign can improve your ability to bite, chew, and speak, as well as reduce the risk of tooth decay, gum disease, and jaw pain. Not only does orthodontic treatment give you a beautiful smile, but it also gives you the confidence to smile more, knowing that your oral health is in great shape.
Don’t wait any longer to get the smile you’ve always wanted. Contact Enhance Dental at Heritage to schedule a consultation and learn more about how Invisalign can benefit you. Our knowledgeable and friendly staff are here to answer any questions you may have and help you achieve the best possible outcome. Let us help you discover the benefits of Invisalign and get on the path to a straighter, healthier smile.