When it’s time to straighten your teeth, you will be presented with a couple of options, depending on your particular case. And one of those options will be incredibly discreet… almost invisible. Yes, instead of the traditional brackets and wires, your braces will be replaced by clear removeable trays designed specifically for your particular case. This revolutionary new system? Invisalign.
So, why would anyone want traditional braces? Well, unfortunately, the Invisalign system is perfect for minimal to medium dental issues and does not work as well for major ones. Patients with bridgework, certain bite issues or rotational needs are just out of luck.
Using clear aligners, Invisalign will allow you to achieve your dream smile even if you have misaligned, crooked, or gapped teeth. You are less restricted than with traditional braces, but there is some maintenance involved. In order to ensure that your Invisalign aligners are in good condition, keep the following care tips in mind as you use the Invisalign system:
- Wear your aligners at all times, except when eating, brushing, and flossing. Failure to wear your aligners will prevent your teeth from becoming straight.
- Avoid gums and caramels at all times. The chewy material will instantly ruin your aligners.
- Keep your aligners in a safe place. Avoid placing your aligners in places that are too warm because this could potentially damage your aligners.
- Clean your aligners often. In order to prevent the formation of bacteria, aligners should be gently cleaning with a toothbrush and soap in cool water.
It will take a while for them to fix your crooked teeth, but rest assured the process will only be temporary. Worth it for an incredible new smile.
If you’re interested in learning more about Invisalign, contact Dr. Lieberman at 727-785-8017 to schedule a consultation today. Or visit www.dentist-lieberman.com for additional information.
Dr. Larry Lieberman proudly accepts patients from Palm Harbor and all surrounding areas.