Understanding Invisalign in Harvest Green
Clear aligners have been popular with patients for years. The Invisalign brand was created in 1997, with FDA approval for its invisible braces given in 1998. Dr. Anisa Maredia of M Dental at Aliana believes good candidates for Invisalign can achieve great success and straighter teeth using clear braces.
What Are Clear Braces?
Clear braces are plastic tooth aligners that are nearly impossible to detect. These inconspicuous trays fit directly over the teeth to apply steady pressure that's necessary for causing gradual tooth movement. Much like traditional metal braces, clear braces gradually reposition the teeth to straighten and improve your smile.
The Difference Between Invisalign and Metal Braces
The biggest difference between Invisalign and metal braces is how they are attached and how they look. Patients choosing metal braces have them glued to their teeth for up to three years. Metal braces require you to make decisions about your teeth and how you will eat and drink while they are in place.
Clear aligners offer patients at M Dental Aliana more freedom in their choices. Invisalign is a mouth guard that is difficult to see. Clear braces are removable to allow you to clean them simply. If you believe the food you are going to eat will be messy, you can remove your liners and enjoy your meal.
Less Discomfort Than Traditional Braces
Metal braces require you to regularly attend appointments with your orthodontist to have your metal wires tightened. The consistent tightening of your metal braces means you have to spend lots of time in your orthodontist's office.
Dr. Maredia will regularly see you as you undergo the process of installing your clear braces. Your regular visits to her office will be used to check if your teeth are moving in the right direction and to pick up your next set of aligners. Dr. Maredia's office will not be a place you dread visiting because Invisalign is less painful than metal braces.
Invisible Aligners Are Checked Every Six Weeks
Six weekly visits are part of the Invisalign process. The comfort of wearing your clear aligners for 22 hours each day means they cause less damage to your mouth than metal braces.
The straightening of your teeth has long-term effects on your oral health. The use of Invisalign at our office will help you to retain your oral health for years to come. Straighter teeth allow you to avoid gum problems and tooth decay. Straight teeth limit the potential for oral health issues that can lead to lost teeth and a crooked smile.
Schedule an Appointment for Invisalign in Harvest Green
When you are ready to discuss your Invisalign options, call our office to schedule an appointment with Dr. Maredia. After a consultation with Dr. Maredia, you will be ready to begin your Invisalign journey to having straighter teeth and a new smile.