Do you cringe when you look at your teeth in the mirror? If they’re crooked, you might hold back from smiling when you meet new people. You might also find that misaligned teeth are difficult to keep clean. Still, it’s possible that you refuse to get braces because, well, braces are ugly and inconvenient. But there is good news! Invisalign in Topeka might be able to give you the healthy, attractive smile you want without all the fuss that comes with metal brackets and wires.
Many adults prefer Invisalign because it uses clear thermoplastic aligners to reposition teeth, which are much more difficult to spot than traditional braces. Instead of looking like an awkward teenager, you can maintain a professional appearance while you work on straightening out those pearly whites.
This doesn’t mean that Invisalign is invisible. The aligners may make your teeth look slightly bigger, and you might have to wear attachments that aren’t transparent. Still, the appearance of Invisalign is vastly superior to that of regular braces.
Invisalign aligners can address many of the same orthodontic issues as regular braces. They have the capacity to correct bite problems, gaps between teeth, overcrowding, and more. As an added bonus, Invisalign usually works faster than metal braces; the clear aligners take an average of 12 months to complete their job, whereas their old-fashioned counterparts usually take 18 months to two years.
Convenience and Comfort
Many people complain that traditional braces are annoying. They come with a host of dietary restrictions (say goodbye to popcorn and taffy), and it might be difficult to keep your teeth clean when they’re tucked away behind all that metal. With Invisalign, you can take your aligners out when you’re eating. After you finish your meal, you simply clean your teeth and replace the aligner. Easy breezy!
Invisalign is also more comfortable than regular braces since there are no brackets and wires to irritate your teeth and gums.
An Easy Treatment Process
Your Invisalign journey begins with a visit to your dentist, who will discuss your orthodontic needs. If clear braces are right for you, your dentist will measure your teeth and design a series of aligners (you’ll even get a digital preview of your future smile). You’ll wear each aligner for about two weeks before you switch to a new one, and you’ll visit your dentist in Topeka every four to six weeks so they can keep an eye on how your treatment is progressing. The appointments are brief, so you don’t have to worry about them interfering with your routine.
The treatment process for traditional braces is a bit more troublesome; it requires more trips to the dentist. Plus, getting those wires tightened or changed can be painful.
You can have straighter teeth — without becoming a metal mouth. Why not talk to your dentist about Invisalign in Topeka today?
About Our Practice
Dr. Michael Michel and his team are pleased to help their patients achieve healthier, straighter smiles via Invisalign. If you would like to learn more about this treatment, please contact us at 785-273-0801.