Metal braces aren’t the only option out there for getting the smile you want.
While it seems perfectly acceptable for most children and teens to wear braces, it doesn’t seem like a scenario that’s quite as common for adults; however, you would be surprised just how many adults are turning to braces to improve the shape and alignment of their smiles. If you thought you were too old for braces, think again! Our Roseville, CA, dentists, Dr. Ibtisam Rashid and Dr. Hana Rashid are here to tell you how this nearly invisible orthodontic system could get your smile back on track.
How does Invisalign work?
Most people have heard about Invisalign but not everyone understands how this system works. Instead of bonding metal brackets and wires to the front of your teeth to shift them into the proper position, our Roseville, CA, dentist will take images of your smile and along with computer technology create a treatment plan that maps out each tooth’s exact movement.
From there, customized clear aligners are designed and fabricated by a dental lab to apply the proper amount of force to teeth that need to be realigned. Each aligner will gradually shift your teeth over time until you get the results you want.
What is life like with Invisalign?
Most people think about getting braces and worry that it will affect their daily lives. This is a major concern for many older teens and professionals. Luckily, Invisalign makes it easy to finally fix crooked, misaligned teeth without having to change your lifestyle or routine.
Unlike traditional braces, you won’t have to alter your diet to cater to your orthodontic treatment. Metal braces require you to avoid a lot of your favorite foods, but not Invisalign. These aligners are easily removable before mealtimes so you don’t have to nix those foods you love while wearing Invisalign.
Brushing and flossing can also suddenly become a hassle when you have to meticulously and carefully clean around precarious metal wires and brackets. It can be difficult to keep teeth clean with traditional braces but since Invisalign can be removed you can take them out prior to your oral care routine.
It is important that unless you are eating, drinking, brushing or flossing that you wear your aligners as often as possible. A good rule of thumb is to wear them for a minimum of 20 hours each day. This is will ensure that you get the results you want within the projected time frame.
Are you ready to find out if Invisalign is the right treatment option for you? Do you want to get a straighter smile? If you said yes, then it’s the best time to call our Roseville, CA, dental office to schedule a consultation. Let’s help you get that perfect smile.