Many people may be looking to improve the alignment of their teeth for a straighter smile but may be uneasy with, or unable to, have metal brackets and braces for several years. If you are one of these people, and suffer from crowding, spacing, crossbite, overbite or underbite, Invisalign may be just the option for you!
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a set of invisible and removable aligners or trays that straighten your teeth; proving convenience and flexibility that metal braces simply cannot. You wear each set of aligners for roughly 2 weeks, removing them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss (no need to worry about unsightly food caught in your braces). For your best results, Invisalign recommends wearing your aligners for between 20 to 22 hours each day. But don’t worry, since the aligners are clear, they are virtually invisible, especially when compared to traditional braces. With no unsightly metal braces and no adjustments needed, Invisalign can be a great option for busy professionals!
There is also no need to worry about “one size fits all” treatment with Invisalign, as each aligner is custom made to match the unique shape and contour of your teeth and mouth. As you move through the aligner series, your teeth will adjust a little each week until you have the straight smile you’ve always wanted; all without having to endure adjustments. Approximately every two weeks, you move on to your new set of aligners, advancing to the next stage of your treatment. To monitor your progress, you will also have occasional checkups with your doctor.
Why Invisalign instead of Braces?
Braces have long been the go to option for patients who are looking for a straighter smile. However, braces do create several disadvantages. Aside from the visible aesthetic downsides, braces also limit you in what you can eat. Almost everyone has been with a friend who couldn’t eat something because it “might get stuck in their braces”. While this may seem like a minor inconvenience, when one considers the amount of time braces need to straighten teeth, it can be a major imposition. Likewise, braces limit the wearer in their oral hygienic health by preventing them from brushing and flossing normally. Finally, as they are made with metal, braces can occasionally cause cheek and gum irritation which isn’t a problem with the smooth plastic of Invisalign!
Why Edgerton and Glenn?
As Invisalign specialists, both Dr. Taylor Edgerton Glenn and Dr. Steven Edgerton have been specially trained and certified to assess your unique teeth-straightening needs and provide you with the right series of custom aligners to get you your best smile. To make sure you are getting the results you desire, as certified specialists, both Dr. Glenn and Dr. Edgerton will also provide a virtual demonstration for you showing how straight your teeth will look after your Invisalign treatment is complete.
Think Invisalign might be right for you? Contact us today!