What Azusa residents need to know about Invisalign
Many adults who consider orthodontic treatment are thinking about their appearance. However, the benefits of straighter teeth aren’t only cosmetic. Straighter teeth improve the health of the mouth because it makes it easier to clean the teeth and remove food particles that could become trapped between misaligned teeth.
Dr. Brianne Luu and her team at Gentle Care Dentistry offer Azusa residents an alternative to traditional braces with Invisalign orthodontic treatment. While the greatest benefit of Invisalign is the discreet appearance, there are additional advantages.
- Comfort: Metal braces can be rough and sharp against the inside of the mouth; however, Invisalign aligners are smooth and comfortable plastic trays that shift the patient’s teeth in small increments.
- Removable trays: While patients should wear the trays almost 20-22 hours a day, the trays can be taken out to eat, brush and floss
Invisalign is a great option for adult patients with busy lives and careers. This treatment requires fewer office visits than traditional orthodontics because much of the treatment is done at home. Instead of visiting the dentist or orthodontist to have braces tightened, patients simply swap out their trays every two weeks. Additionally, Invisalign trays can be removed for presentations or important meetings, although most people can’t even tell you’re wearing them.
It’s important to note that Invisalign isn’t the perfect solution for all patients. In some cases, the clear trays would require more time for treatment than traditional braces would. In other cases, the patient’s misalignment may be too great for Invisalign to be an effective treatment. Patients can opt for tooth colored brackets to lessen the appearance of traditional braces.
Call Gentle Care Dental to schedule a consultation with Dr. Luu. During this appointment, you will receive a complete evaluation to determine if Invisalign is the right solution for you.