As an adult, you may wonder if it is worthwhile getting braces. After all, there are so many drawbacks to the traditional metal braces. You can’t eat what you want, you have to visit the orthodontist frequently, and they are just unattractive. With the Invisalign® tooth straightening system you can have beautifully straight teeth without any of these inconveniences.
Invisalign uses a series of polymer trays or aligners that simply slip onto your teeth. Once you receive your trays, you can rotate to the next set at home, according to your prescribed schedule, about every two weeks. There is no need to visit your dentist except for progress checkups about once a quarter.
Since Invisalign trays simply slip onto your teeth, they are easily removable during mealtimes. This allows you to chew as you normally would, and eat your favorite foods without having to worry about braces. Trays can also be removed for normal brushing, flossing and tooth care.
Since Invisalign trays are clear, when you are wearing them they are virtually invisible to others around you. This helps to eliminate the self-consciousness patients wearing traditional braces can feel.
Since your Invisalign treatment begins with an exact mold of your mouth, your Invisalign trays are custom molded to fit perfectly, snugly and comfortably. They will not move or fall out, and you can go about your life normally, as if they weren’t there. In addition, they are smooth, as your own teeth are, and will not irritate your gums or cheeks. You may feel a slight tightness the first few days of each new set of trays; that pressure is what enables your teeth to shift.
Easy Fix for Minor Misalignment
If you had braces as a child and your teeth have shifted slightly, or you have just minor tooth rotation or crowding, Invisalign is the ideal choice. With this easy system, you can shift your teeth back into alignment without the muss and fuss of braces, and treatment time is often much shorter.
You Plan the Outcome
Your Invisalign treatment plan is originated with a mold and images of your existing bite. This information is entered into a computerized program that will lay out your step-by-step treatment plan and define the number of alignment trays needed and the length of your treatment. From there, your custom trays are created and given to you to administer at home. With small, graduated steps, each set of trays moves your teeth slightly into their new positions.
A beautiful adult smile is easily within your reach—and your budget—with Invisalign clear aligners. For more information about Invisalign, or to see whether you are a candidate for them, please contact Dr. Sonny Kim at Advanced Family Dentistry. We are located in Reston, Virginia to serve families throughout Northern Virginia.
Dr. Sonny Kim is a Diplomat of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI), the highest education level for general dentists in this field.