If you’ve been considering orthodontic treatment but want to avoid metal wires, brackets, and rubber bands, Invisalign® could be a great choice! Clear aligners take out all the moving parts associated with braces and streamline your treatment while staying discreet. But how does Invisalign work, exactly? Our Martinsburg, WV, orthodontist explains and outlines why clear aligners might be the best option for you.
How Does It Work?
Whereas traditional metal braces use brackets and wires that are gradually tightened over time to straighten teeth, Invisalign uses a series of clear aligners to achieve your perfect smile. Instead of coming into the office to have your braces tightened, you just have to pick up your next set of clear aligners. Each successive set of aligners will exert more pressure on your teeth to move them into the desired position.
Benefits of Invisalign
The benefits of Invisalign are numerous and allow you more freedom to live your normal life while undergoing orthodontic treatment. They include:
- Easier to clean. Since the aligners are removable, you can brush and floss your teeth as normal, without having to work around brackets and wires
- Continue eating your favorite foods. Simply remove the aligners before you eat!
- Discreet. Invisalign is virtually invisible; no one will know you’re straightening your teeth
- More comfortable than traditional braces
- Fewer office visits
How Effective Is It?
Invisalign is extremely effective for mild to moderate orthodontic problems. It can treat crowded teeth, gapped teeth, misaligned teeth, bite problems, and crooked teeth all while remaining discreet and nearly invisible!
For more severe cases of misalignment or cases that require surgery, traditional metal braces may be necessary to get your ideal smile. Our doctor will evaluate your case and ensure that you are a good candidate for clear aligners.
Contact Our Martinsburg, WV, Orthodontist For More Information
To get in contact with our friendly team at RS Orthodontics, call us at 304-309-0870 for our Martinsburg office, or 304-592-4581 for our Charleston office!