Many people wish for straighter teeth and a nicer smile, but don't want to get metal braces. Whether you are a teenager in high school or an adult in a professional setting, Invisalign clear aligner trays may be the answer to the most common orthodontic dilemma: how to subtly and discreetly straighten your teeth and correct common bite and alignment problems. Dr. Kris O'Neill, a dentist in Columbia, SC, recommends Invisalign for straighter teeth - without the metallic braces.
Invisalign in Columbia, SC
The system consists of a set of custom-made clear aligner trays, each of which is worn for approximately two weeks and then discarded for the next tray in the series as the teeth gradually shift into the desired alignment.
The Benefits of Invisalign
Invisalign has a number of benefits in addition to being a clear and discreet alternative to braces. The trays are removable for up to two hours per day, which allows you to continue to eat your favorite foods and continue your oral hygiene routine without the need for dietary modifications that are necessary with braces.
Although braces and orthodontic treatment are something of a rite of passage for many children, wearing braces in adulthood or in the teen years can cause self-esteem issues and embarrassment in social and professional situations. Invisalign makes it possible to get the orthodontic treatment that you need, without sacrificing your confidence or refusing to smile for the duration of treatment.
Depending on your bite and alignment problems, the treatment period may be shorter with Invisalign than with traditional braces. If you can commit to wearing the trays as prescribed, Invisalign may be a good option for you or your teenager.
Find a Dentist in Columbia, SC
To learn more about discreetly straightening your teeth with Invisalign, contact our office by calling 803-988-1070 to schedule an appointment with Dr. O'Neill today.