Many teens and adults, whether they had braces as a child or not, often find themselves desiring straighter teeth, but feeling wary due to the embarrassment and discomfort associated with metal braces. Luckily, a straighter, healthier smile doesn’t have to rely on traditional orthodontics. With clear aligners your Omaha, NE, dentist will custom-craft aligner trays to help you reach your smile goals discreetly and gently.
What is the Invisalign® Process Like?
When you decide to use clear aligners to correct your smile, your dentist will create custom trays by taking digital impressions of your teeth and designing a sequence of aligners that will gradually shift them into place. Because this process is gradual, it is often more comfortable than traditional braces. You wear each tray for about two weeks, taking them out only when eating and brushing your teeth. The total time spent using your series of aligners is typically 9 to 18 months, though this varies, making the process quicker than traditional orthodontics.
Benefits of Invisalign®
If the shorter process and added comfort weren’t enough, there are several other reasons that patients choose Invisalign® over metal alternatives. One major reason is that the aligner trays are incredibly subtle. Whereas metal braces are obvious to the eye, your trays will be much less noticeable and more aesthetically pleasing. Also, without any metal brackets, your trays will not irritate the soft tissue in your mouth. Additionally, traditional orthodontics often come with inconvenient dietary restrictions and special cleaning instructions. However, since alignment trays are removable, with Invisalign® you can continue to eat all of your favorite foods and brush and floss your teeth with ease.
The Best Part
Of course, the most important reason to choose Invisalign® is that it is effective. If your teeth are slightly crooked, you can enjoy a straighter smile without the hassle of metal braces, and with current technology, trays can even be made that can correct other issues, such as overbites and underbites. You can easily improve your health as well, since cleaning your teeth is much easier. This comprehensive treatment could be exactly what you need to face the upcoming decade with a smile and self-confidence. If you have any questions about clear aligners or any of our other treatment options, then please contact our team today to learn more.
Are You a Good Candidate for Invisalign®?
Our team would love to get the new year started out right by helping you reach your smile goals. To learn more about your options, schedule a consultation by calling Pacific Hills Dental in Omaha, NE, today at (402) 330-2243. We also serve the residents of Papillion, Elkhorn, La Vista, Millard, and all surrounding communities.