You may have seen the ads. A way to avoid the look of unsightly braces while still working on repairing your smile. Invisalign can work wonders on imperfect smiles, but it's not the answer for every case. Get in contact with Dr. Scott Wingard and Dr. Caleb Morris of Summerville Dentistry, in both Augusta and Evans, GA.
Metal braces remain a very effective means of treating more severe cases of gapped or crowded teeth, crossbite, overbite, and underbite. Because their teeth are still growing, children, including teenagers, are not suitable candidates for Invisalign. So consult with your dentist about the correct treatment for you.
Benefits of Invisalign
Older teenagers and adults can see the benefit of wearing an alternative to braces that you cannot easily notice.
Traditional braces require that you adjust your diet around them, because of how they need to be to cleaned and maintained.
But with Invisalign, because you wear the aligners like you would a mouthguard, or a retainer, you brush and floss your teeth as you normally would. You can also eat as you usually would. Although it's a good idea to maintain a tooth-healthy diet, and of course brush and floss regularly.
It is actually recommended that you don't wear the aligners for more than 22 hours a day, so removing them is part of the treatment. You will also need to check back in with your dentist every few weeks for a new set.
The thin flexible plastic, although it might take a little getting used to, can be much more comfortable than traditional metal braces.
Invisalign in Augusta and Evans, GA
The advantages of Invisalign clear aligners are many, but to find out if they're the treatment for you you need to call Dr. Wingard and Dr. Morris of Summerville Dentistry today. Dial (706) 738-4723 for Augusta, GA, and (706) 250-2998 for Evans, GA.