It’s a warm spring day, and you’re thinking about heading out with friends to catch an Ohio State University baseball game, which will probably include you all taking some pictures together. Moments like these make you feel uncomfortable because of the flaws in your smile, but your dentist in Columbus says you don’t have to live in shame any longer. As you continue reading, he’ll share how you can get the smile of your dreams while maintaining your dignity, with Invisalign aligners.
What are Invisalign Aligners?
Invisalign aligners are clear, BPA-free plastic trays that are custom-made to gradually adjust your teeth until they are completely corrected. They fix gaps, crowding, crookedness and misalignments.
The process begins with your dentist capturing X-Ray images of your ivories and taking bite impressions that will be sent to an in-network lab to fabricate your new aligners.
When they are ready, you’ll return to get the full treatment set, which includes pairs of trays that will be worn in two-week increments. You’ll simply discard the previous pair for the next set in the sequence and continue like this, with your teeth comfortably moving to the final, desired position.
Are There Advantages to Using Invisalign Aligners?
There are several advantages to using the Invisalign method, including:
- Discreet Look – You may be reluctant to wear traditional braces because of the metal brackets and wires that are required. However, when wearing Invisalign clear trays, you won’t have to worry about that. They are constructed to blend in with the look of your natural teeth.
- Shorter Treatment Time – Another advantage of the Invisalign method is that it’s typically a faster process than traditional braces. Whereas the latter usually takes a minimum of 24 months, when wearing clear aligners, your smile can be corrected in as little as 12-18 months.
- Less Lifestyle Interruptions – There are a few changes that have to be made in your lifestyle when you wear traditional braces, but with the Invisalign method there will be less. When wearing braces, there are limitations as to what foods you can consume. There are no barriers, though, when wearing your clear aligners. You’ll simply remove them before eating.
- Better Oral Hygiene – Because they can be removed, Invisalign trays also allow you to practice excellent oral hygiene, with the full capacity to brush and floss your teeth as normal. Thus, you won’t have to worry about any troublesome bacteria ruining your beautiful new smile.
No More Shame
There’s now a way for you to acquire the look you’ve desperately desired, allowing you to stop living in shame. In addition to increasing your confidence, you’ll also enjoy better functioning teeth and improved speech. All of these benefits and more are just a phone call away, so reach out to your dentist to learn more about Invisalign in Columbus today!
About the Author
A proud Buckeye, Dr. Eric Buck earned his DDS degree from The Ohio State University. Since graduating, he has become a fixture in the Columbus community and enjoys playing a role in helping his patients smile with confidence. Dr. Buck practices at Creative Smiles and can be reached for more information through his website.