Many adults associate orthodontic treatment with the dreaded “metal mouth,” but new methods offer a more discreet, convenient alternative. Invisalign is a modern approach to orthodontics that uses a series of aligners to bring crooked teeth into alignment. Read on to learn more about what makes treatment with Invisalign a great alternative to orthodontic treatment with traditional wires and brackets.
Many adults want a beautiful smile but dislike the idea of wearing metal brackets more than they dislike their crooked teeth. Rather than relying on metal components, Invisalign uses a series of aligners that are nearly invisible. This means that you can get a straight, beautiful smile without having to feel embarrassed about how your treatment makes you look. You can wear the aligners to work or out in public without anyone knowing the difference.
With traditional orthodontic treatments, hard or sticky foods can become lodged in or damage brackets. Other foods, such as stringy meats and crunchy vegetables, need to be cut into tiny pieces before they can be enjoyed. Invisalign gives you the freedom to take your aligners out before meals, allowing you to continue enjoying all of the foods you love.
Teeth and gums are much harder to clean when they are covered by wires and brackets. Unfortunately, those hard-to-reach places are havens for bacteria and plaque. Failing to take the time to thoroughly clean these areas each day can result in the development of tooth decay or gum disease. With Invisalign, you are able to take the aligners out whenever you need to brush and floss your teeth. This allows you to easily maintain your oral hygiene routine during your orthodontic treatment.
At City Dental in Los Angeles, we offer the Invisalign system to help our patients discreetly get beautiful smiles. Call us at (323) 850-7007 to set up an appointment with our cosmetic dentist, Dr. Katherine Galina. You can also visit our website to learn more about Invisalign treatment and the other services we provide.