When it comes to options that people have for straightening their teeth and closing gaps, Invisalign is one of the most popular. As dental technology continues to expand and grow, there are easier and less aesthetically displeasing options for straightening teeth.
What type of dentist can use Invisalign?
Some people are curious about the Invisalign treatment for straightening teeth and think they need to schedule a visit with a specialist. With the Invisalign treatment procedure and steps, most general dentists are the best helpers when it comes to having the treatment started.
A person’s general dentist who knows the patient's history will be the best main point of contact when Invisalign is of interest for the patient. Most dentists are now telling their patients to consider this for their teeth straightening.
Invisalign is just as good as braces
Most people think about traditional metal braces when it comes to getting straight teeth. Although this option is rarely thought of in a good way. Traditional braces are big, clunky and not aesthetically pleasing, so people avoid having to get them. However, the Invisalign treatment has become better known and the results are as good or even better than what braces can attain.
Some people assume that because Invisalign only uses clear retainers to slowly move the teeth into their correct position that it would take longer. This is not true. Typically the Invisalign treatment is used for between 12 and 18 months. Traditional braces typically take between two to three years to get their intended results.
Can Invisalign be done by a dentist?
Yes! Some patients will have the Invisalign treatment and process done and overseen only by their general dentist.
Because they do not require the frequent visits for adjustments and ensuring that the braces are correctly moving and closing gaps, the Invisalign treatment is much easier than most people realize. Contained within the different aligners is the ability to eliminate wires, bands and the shock of an adjustment day.
Does Invisalign hurt less than braces?
In short? Not as much. By eliminating the wires and sharp objects in the mouth, there is less of a chance of a wire popping and scratching or puncturing the cheek or gums. This aspect alone makes Invisalign have a much lower chance of causing pain.
The adjustments that are slowly done over multiple aligners and small adjustments make the process much simpler and specific for each patient. Because the technology makes each set of aligners specific for each patient means that results are quicker, with little or no pain and no chance of wire punctures or scratching the inside of the patient's mouth.
Do you have more questions about Invisalign?
Give our office a call and we will get you scheduled for a consultation where the dentist can look at your exact needs in straightening your teeth. This will give you a timeline for having the process done and the dentist can answer any additional questions you may have.
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