Would you like to improve your smile but don't want to wear metal braces? Dr. Chetna Desai, your Ellicott City, MD, dentist at Desai Dental Care, explains some of the benefits of Invisalign, an innovative brace system that straightens your teeth without wires or brackets.
How does Invisalign work?
Instead of wires or brackets, the Invisalign systems uses a system of aligner trays that gently move your teeth into the desired position. Every two weeks, you'll begin using a new set of aligners. Invisalign is appropriate for mild to moderate orthodontic issues, including overbites, underbites, open bites, cross bites, gaps, and crowding.
What are the advantages of Invisalign?
Invisalign from your Ellicott City dentist offers several advantages, including:
- No Metal Mouth: Since the Invisalign aligner trays are clear, most people won't even realize that you're wearing braces.
- Easier to Clean Teeth: Brushing and flossing can be a difficult and time-consuming process when you wear metal braces. When you choose the Invisalign system, you'll simply remove the aligner trays and brush and floss as usual.
- Convenience: Even though the Invisalign aligners are clear, there still may be some times when you would rather not wear braces. If you plan to attend a special event or compete in a sport, you can remove the trays for several hours without affecting your progress.
- No Food Restrictions: Metal brace wearers receive a long list of foods that must be avoided during treatment. If they cheat and take a bite of an apple, they can break wires. Chewing gum or eating sticky candies is also forbidden because tiny pieces of those foods adhere to wires and brackets and are very difficult to remove. When you choose the Invisalign system, you can eat anything you want because you'll remove your braces to eat.
Invisalign is an excellent choice for many people who are considering orthodontic treatment. Call Dr. Chetna Desai, your Ellicott City, MD, dentist at Desai Dental Care, at (410) 480-9111 to learn more about Invisalign. Invisalign offers the clear advantage!