If you have a crooked smile, it's typical to consider braces to achieve a perfect, straight-tooth smile. Though braces have proven effective for several decades, they have some downsides. They can be painful, hard on your gums, and don't allow much flexibility.
If these are reasons you've avoided braces in the past, Invisalign® might be perfect for you. Invisalign is a relatively modern teeth-strengthening alternative to traditional braces. It makes use of clear, removable aligners that are custom-fit for you that gradually and gently shift your teeth into place.
At Livwell Dentistry in San Francisco and San Ramon, California, Dr. Wenli Loo and Dr. Steve Deng are leading providers of Invisalign treatments.
Here we explain why Invisalign might be the game-changer you've been seeking.
Comfort and convenience
Invisalign is more comfortable than traditional braces by miles. This is because they're made from a smooth, BPA-free plastic material. They are also custom-fit to cover your teeth snugly.
With Invisalign, there are no tight brackets or sharp wires to bring you discomfort. They feel natural in your mouth and can be removed before you eat, brush, or floss.
One of the most alluring reasons to get Invisalign is its discreteness. The aligners are clear and almost invisible to the eye. On the other hand, traditional metal braces are more conspicuous.
With Invisalign, you can maintain a natural-looking smile throughout your treatment period. This is especially beneficial for anyone who may feel self-conscious about wearing traditional braces.
Predictable and efficient
Results can be unpredictable with traditional braces. There's sometimes no telling how long you'll need to have them in or how exactly your teeth will turn out.
On the other hand, Invisalign provides you with a digital treatment plan that helps you visualize how your smile will look at the end of your treatment.
Invisalign can also have quicker treatment timelines than traditional braces. Although individual timelines vary, many patients complete their treatment in about 12-18 months. One study shows that the treatment timeline for Invisalign is 67% less than traditional braces.
Promotes overall oral health
Invisalign's design allows you to take better care of your oral hygiene than traditional braces during the treatment period. Since you can remove the aligners, you can clean your teeth as you usually would, brushing and flossing with ease.
Typical oral health problems linked with traditional braces are tooth decay and gum diseases. Invisalign's flexibility prevents this while helping align your teeth.
If you're looking for a contemporary solution to give you a brighter, healthier, and more confident smile, Invisalign is the way to go. At Livwell Dentistry, we'll evaluate your specific needs and provide you with a detailed explanation of your treatment plan to help you decide if Invisalign is the right choice for you.
Book an appointment online today, or call 415-477-3700 to get started.