Whether you’re a teen or an adult who’s self-conscious about wearing metal braces, you have other options available these days to spruce up your smile. Instead, you may choose a discreet way to straighten your teeth called Invisalign®. At Riverstone Dental, serving Coeur d’Alene, Post Falls, and the general vicinity, we offer patients this option as an alternative to standard braces.
How Invisalign Works
Invisalign consists of clear aligners that you place over your teeth for 22 to 24 hours each day. They gently and gradually shift your teeth into the proper position determined by your dentist. Since they’re clear, people don’t notice them like they would a set of metal braces. Plus, they often produce results in even less time than a standard set of braces. If you still feel self-conscious with the clear aligners, you may remove them for special occasions. However, for the most part, Invisalign trays are barely noticeable.
Why Choose a Discreet Way to Realign Your Teeth?
If you’re a teenager, it’s not uncommon to feel self-conscious in general. Unfortunately, your peers may tease you about wearing braces. While it’s not right for others to make anyone feel less about themselves, you won’t have this problem when you opt for clear aligners. With Invisalign, you can straighten your teeth without everyone you meet knowing you have braces.
If you’re an adult, you might worry that you’re “too old” for orthodontics, which could make you feel self-conscious about wearing metal braces. Many adults don’t want to attend business meetings with brackets across their teeth. Yet they want the benefits of straighter teeth such as healthier teeth and gums, increased self confidence and better jaw alignment. With Invisalign, people won’t know that you’re wearing braces. You can attend business meetings and other events without hiding your smile. If at any time you don’t want to wear your aligners, you may take them out for short periods of time.
More Reasons to Choose Invisalign
Because clear aligners are removable, it’s much easier to eat, especially in public. One of the most embarrassing things about metal braces is trying to eat without leaving half your lunch in your smile! Dental hygiene is also much easier with removable aligners. You can brush and floss normally so your breath stays fresh. If you are ready for a straighter smile, schedule an appointment with Riverstone Dental Care. Our smile specialists are ready and waiting!