Remember in the past when you’d see a smile full of metal? Or your friends getting food stuck in their metal braces? And then there was the headgear!
Well, braces have come a long way since then.
In fact, the newest braces aren’t really braces at all, and you don’t have to have any concerns about appearance. Invisalign is a new system of straightening the teeth, but instead of metal that can be unsightly, the system uses clear plastic aligners.
But there are more advantages of Invisalign to conventional braces: you can remove them when you want, you can brush and floss normally and there’s no pain that is associated with braces. Invisalign gently straightens your teeth and there are no metal brackets to attach.
There are more than just cosmetic reasons to consider Invisalign. Having straighter teeth can also help prevent gum disease and bone loss. Crowded teeth can accelerate tooth decay.
The effectiveness of Invisalign is made possible through a computer program, which generates a series of aligners that can best correct a dental problem such as spacing or crowding. Dental professionals can also input information to modify the process as needed.
Because of the computer aspect, the dentist can better predict results from the treatment and give the patient a realistic idea of what to expect. It’s truly a huge step forward from the braces of 20 years ago. And the best part is, hardly anyone will notice you’re even wearing them!
Golf Links Dental specializes in Invisalign, and welcomes your entire family to their office to preview their brand new smiles.
Visit our website here.
View more articles.