Do you have space between your teeth or are your teeth out of their proper place? You might need braces. Today, there are several different choices when it comes to braces. Instead of getting those traditional metal wire braces, there is now a much more attractive option of transparent braces for teeth straightening. The most popular type of transparent braces is called Invisalign braces.
Once you have decided to get your teeth straightened with the help of Invisalign braces, your orthodontist will create a three-dimensional model of the current position of your teeth with the help of a digital scan. This data is transferred to the dental technician, who will then make a model of your teeth and a treatment plan of how to readjust your teeth. The proposed plan is then sent to your orthodontist for their review, modifications and finally an approval. When your orthodontist approves the plan, a set of aligners are made and sent to the orthodontist. Approximately every two weeks, you will need to visit the doctor for a check up and a change of the existing aligner. These aligners are made of smooth and almost invisible plastic, which fit your teeth so well that most people would not even know that you are getting your teeth straightened. Your teeth will eventually and gently move and readjust. These aligners have much less impact on your lifestyle as compared to metal braces, so they can be worn for about twenty to twenty-two hours daily.
Besides the uncomfortable feeling of metal braces, the biggest drawback is their appearance. Many people report feelings of decreased self-confidence when they first get their metal braces. This is not an issue with Invisalign! Invisalign maintains your confidence, comfort, and convenience over other braces. These braces assure a positive result without compromising your self- esteem. Other advantages include:
-They are almost invisible as compared to the metal braces, which require metal brackets and metal wires.
-They are very smooth and comfortable to use and eliminate any irritation in the mouth caused by protruding wires attached to metal braces.
-They are removable and very easy to brush and floss.
-Eating is not a problem with these as they can be removed when required, while metal braces present many food restrictions.
-Invisalign straightens your teeth with minimal pain when compared to the metal braces.
-Food does not stick or get stuck in it as compared to metal braces.
They won’t cause any other dental problems, while regular braces can be a cause for tooth decay or plaque due to ineffective brushing.
Who can use Invisalign?
Invisalign provides a solution for all age groups, whether adults or teenagers. Adults- if you are an adult you may have been dreaming about having straighter teeth for a long time, but didn’t want to interrupt your social or business life with unsightly metal braces. Invisalign is the best solution to get perfect results without affecting your personal or professional life. This option gives you the freedom to live your life the way you want while you correct your teeth at the same time.
Teenagers- Teens are in the midst of developing their social life with their friends and family and crooked teeth and metal braces can certainly affect their level of confidence. With the transparency of Invisalign, they won’t be embarrassed to smile! Invisalign also lets your teen continue to enjoy playing their favorite sports without the fear of getting hit by a ball and getting cuts and bruises due to metal braces.
The cost of Invisalign braces typically ranges between $3000 to about $8000. They are almost as much as you would have to spend on metal braces. The cost might also vary according to your particular needs and the plan made by your orthodontist. Please note that the cost might be higher if the treatment is complex.
If you have questions about Invisalign braces or any other dental need, please contact HSM DENTAL GROUP at 561-232-2070. Our team of dental professionals at HSM Dental Group will be happy to assist you with all your dental needs! Get that beautiful smile that you’ve always dreamed about!