Almost seventy-five percent of children and teens have teeth alignment issues such as crookedness, crowding, or gapping. Generally, most kids with these problems will have orthodontic treatments, like braces, to move their teeth back into place while they are young. Yet, what do you do when you are an older teen or adult and don’t want to commit to two years or more of unsightly and uncomfortable braces? At White Park Dental, Dr. Sreemali Vasantha and Dr. David Bogacz offer Invisalign treatment to their teen and adult patients in the Concord, NH area.
Benefits of the Invisalign Treatment
- More comfortable – The Invisalign treatment uses smooth, clear plastic alignment trays that are fitted to your teeth, making them more comfortable than traditional braces. Traditional braces use metal brackets, which can rub the inside of your mouth causing sores. The wires also must be tightened regularly, putting pressure on your teeth over and over again.
- Removable trays – Trays must be removed when eating or drinking anything besides water, which means you can consume anything you want. Traditional braces require you to avoid most sticky foods and candies since they can damage the wires. Invisalign is also easier on your oral hygiene routine, since you can remove them and brush and floss normally. The wires in braces can make flossing tricky and more time consuming.
- More aesthetically appealing – The brackets and wires used for traditional braces stand out against your teeth, and are obvious when you speak, laugh, or smile. Invisalign trays are clear and molded tightly against your teeth so most people won’t be able to tell you are wearing them.
- Less time – It can take an average of two years for traditional braces to maneuver your teeth into alignment because they are designed to straighten teeth in two steps. First they move the tooth into place and then they reposition the root to become even with the tooth. Invisalign only takes about twelve to eighteen months because they reposition the entire tooth at once.
Are You a Candidate for Invisalign?
The Invisalign treatment is ideal for those who want straighter teeth, yet it isn’t able to fix jaw alignment issues. If you would like to know more about Invisalign, or see if it can help you have a more beautiful smile, please contact our office to set up a consultation.