Invisalign is a method of straightening the teeth that does not involve bulky, noticeable
metal brackets. Invisalign aligners are the modernized alternative to
braces. The treatment system involves wearing a series of clear plastic
aligners that gently nudge the teeth into the right positions. Invisalign
is just as effective as conventional braces, but with plenty of added benefits.
One of the most compelling reasons to choose Invisalign treatment is that
it’s virtually invisible. No one needs to know that you’re
wearing Invisalign aligners, unless you decide to tell them. Invisalign
is popular among adults who are finally taking
steps toward correcting their crooked teeth. Since Invisalign is not noticeable, wearing the aligners won’t
make a person stand out in an office setting. They’re also ideal
for adolescents. The teen years are typically emotionally turbulent. Choosing
Invisalign for a teen can help him or her preserve self-confidence.
Another major benefit of Invisalign is its convenience. Traditional metal
braces come with significant dietary restrictions; patients are unable
to eat crunchy, hard, or chewy foods like apples and popcorn. There are
no such restrictions with Invisalign, since patients will simply pop out
the aligners to enjoy a meal.
Dentists often prefer Invisalign over traditional braces because Invisalign
helps patients maintain a superior level of oral hygiene during their
treatment. With metal braces, food debris and plaque easily becomes trapped
within the nooks and crannies. This increases the risk of gum disease
and tooth decay. With Invisalign treatment, patients remove the aligners
to thoroughly brush and floss their teeth as they normally would. It’s
easy and quick to clean the aligners before popping them back in.
Take the first step to find out if Invisalign is right for you by calling
MyDentist at (630) 894-5180. We offer a full line of patient-centered
dental services in Bloomingdale, IL, including teeth straightening and
oral surgery. You can make an appointment for a consult at our office
on Stratford Drive, Eagle Falls Dentistry, or on Bloomingdale Road, Associated