An Invisalign Orthodontic Treatment consists of a series of clear acrylic “aligners” that are made from a highly accurate impression of your teeth. Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign aligners can be removed for eating, drinking and normal hygiene. They are worn for 23 hours a day and don’t require frequent tightening. They are clear, totally smooth and cause minimal discomfort compared with standard braces.
Your Invisalign treatment will consist of a series of aligners that you switch out about every two weeks. Each aligner is individually manufactured with exact calculations to gradually shift your teeth into place. And since your Invisalign system is custom-made for your teeth and your teeth only, with a plan devised by you and your dentist or orthodontist, you know you’ll end up with a smile that truly fits.
If you’re ready for a smile that transforms your appearance, Invisalign is your answer. Although there are many choices out there, no other works as effortlessly as the Invisalign system. Invisalign is the best way to transform your smile without interfering with your day-to-day life. Check out the benefits below:
When it comes to considering your options for a smile makeover, it’s easy to see Invisalign’s advantages. So there’s a reason to smile. Compare Invisalign to other teeth straightening options. Then you can see if Invisalign is right for you and your smile.
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What about veneers?
While veneers aren’t a direct comparison to the Invisalign system, they can still address some of the same cosmetic problems. But getting veneers is considered more of a quick fix than Invisalign, and they have some distinct drawbacks. When you decide on veneers, the entire front surface of the tooth enamel is permanently removed. Then the veneer, a thin piece of specially-shaped porcelain or plastic, is glued over the front of your teeth. This is an irreversible procedure, since the tooth enamel is removed to accommodate the veneer.
Another problem with veneers is that they are not a permanent solution. They can chip or break, requiring you to replace them on an individual basis, which can get pricey. Even if they don’t chip or break, over time they will come off. Veneers tend to last about 5 to 10 years, depending on the quality of the veneers purchased. Since your tooth enamel has been removed, most patients have no choice but to replace their veneers, incurring the same high costs every time they have to get a new set.
Last, but perhaps most important, because veneers are a purely cosmetic treatment, they don’t correct health problems of your teeth. Instead of straightening teeth as Invisalign does, a veneer simply covers up imperfections. Invisalign offers you beautiful, healthy teeth—it’s a solution worth smiling about!
Is Invisalign good fit for your teeth? Find out today by contacting one of our office’s for a free consultation.