A great smile is important for plenty of reasons. Not only does it give many individuals a great boost of confidence, it can also help to improve personal and professional relationships. Dr. Adnan Saleem, a trusted Carrollton dentist, has been helping his patients improve their smiles for many years using the Invisalign orthodontic system. He helps his patients understand how this treatment that uses clear alignment trays can work as effectively as traditional braces.
HOW DOES INVISALIGN WORK?
Many adult patients do not want to undergo traditional orthodontics because they don’t want noticeable brackets and wires for several years. Now there’s another option. The Invisalign treatment works by using a set of clear alignment trays that gently shift the teeth into proper position. The patient simply wears an alignment tray for a predetermined amount of time, typically two weeks, then moves onto the next tray in the series.
BENEFITS OF INVISALIGN
In addition to delivering great results, there are other great benefits to Invisalign.
- Removable trays: Because the trays can be removed when the patient eats, individuals can continue to keep eating their favorite foods. While the patient will need to wear the trays for as many hours as possible – at least 22 hours each day – they can also be removed for important meetings or social events. This gives many patients the confidence to invest the time and budget into the treatment system.
- Ease of care: Caring for the teeth while undergoing treatment is simple and requires no extra time or equipment. Patients simply remove the trays to brush and floss their teeth and thoroughly clean the trays and then place them back in the mouth.
- Convenience: The Invisalign treatment also helps patients lessen the amount of time they spend in a dental chair as the appointments to have the wires tightened and brackets checked are eliminated.
- Health of the mouth: While many patients want to make changes because of their appearance, those changes can also improve the health of the mouth as well. Crooked teeth or a misaligned bite can cause tiny spaces in the teeth where food particles can become stuck or pressure in the head and face.
For more information about Invisalign call the Hebron Smiles office at (972) 388-3320.