People who have misalignment issues with their teeth can easily feel self-conscious, especially in an area like this. If you have crooked teeth or gaps in your teeth, there is an easy solution. All you need to do is go to an orthodontist’s office and talk to them about Invisalign to straighten your teeth, so you can have the beautiful smile you have always wanted.
If you go to an orthodontist’s office, he or she will likely tell you about the two mainstream options in orthodontics today. These would be traditional metal braces and Invisalign. Traditional metal braces are often recommended for people with severe misalignment issues in their teeth. However, a lot of people would prefer not to wear these, because they often have to stay on longer then Invisalign, and they come with more restrictions as well. In addition, they can really affect the appearance of an individual for the time that he or she is wearing them, although they do align the teeth and contribute to a beautiful smile once they come off.
The Invisalign Choice
A lot of people would prefer Invisalign for many reasons. First of all, as the name implies, they are relatively invisible. Basically, you can straighten out your teeth without people around you necessarily even knowing you are doing so. You will have to wear the aligners for about 20 to 22 hours everyday, but they are not conspicuous at all. They are just clear trays that go over your teeth. Additionally, they do not come with all of the restrictions that traditional metal braces do. With traditional metal braces, there are certain foods that you cannot eat, because you will risk the braces coming loose.
In the case of Invisalign, the aligners are actually removable, and you can take them out while you are eating. As such, you can eat whatever you want, as long as you make sure your teeth are clean when you put the aligners back in. Also, with Invisalign, most individuals do not have to wear these for more than 18 months. This is not true with traditional metal braces, which most people have to wear for an average of at least two years.
For all of the above reasons, if you do not have severe misalignment issues with your teeth, Invisalign may just be the right choice for you. Invisalign is often the option of choice for adults who do not want visible orthodontic work on their teeth to affect them in their social and professional lives, and only really want orthodontic work done for primarily cosmetic purposes. People who have bad bites or discomfort or pain around the bones or muscles of their mouth due to misalignment in their teeth would probably benefit more from traditional metal braces.
The Confident Choice
If you end up with Invisalign, you have every reason to be confident about the process. It will have relatively little impact on your daily routine while being very effective in straightening your teeth. Basically, you will go to your orthodontist’s office and have an initial mold made of your teeth. A set of plastic trays will then be designed that are customized for your teeth, which you will begin to wear. You will have to go back to the orthodontist’s office every two weeks to get a new set of trays, and this will continue until your teeth are in the position in which they should be.
With traditional metal braces, you would typically need to get an adjustment every month or so, but with Invisalign, you will need a new set of aligners every two weeks, and your teeth will continuously be shifting closer and closer to the correct positions. You will need to get new sets of trays frequently in order to keep the process going. There have been many satisfied customers who have gone through the process with Invisalign and now have the smiles that they have always wanted.
It is important to bear in mind that once you are done with the invisible aligners, you will likely have to wear a retainer indefinitely. However, this is true with traditional metal braces as well. With either of these options, you will obviously want your teeth to stay in their new positions rather than shifting back into the old ones, so a retainer is the best way to ensure that you keep your new beautiful smile.
When you are faced with orthodontic treatment and want the brightest smile possible, make an appointment to visit Beach Braces Orthodontics. With a caring and professional staff, this Manhattan Beach orthodontics practice will ensure you walk away happy and confident in your new smile!
Beach Braces, 1730 Manhattan Beach Blvd. Suite B, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
TEL: 310-379-0006 Fax: (310) 379-7051.