Here are the unique advantages of Invisalign treatment.
Trying to decide between Invisalign and regular braces? Our Columbia, SC, dentist Dr. Kris O’Neill understands that there are a lot of things to think about before choosing the right orthodontic treatment to suit your needs. Here’s the skinny on the cool, unique benefits that Invisalign can offer our older teen and adult patients,
A Completely Clear Treatment
Instead of bonding metal brackets and wires to the front of your teeth, our Columbia, SC, family dentist will give you a set of thermoplastic aligners. These aligners look similar to whitening trays, except that they are custom designed to fit firmly around your teeth to help move teeth into place. No metal, no visible braces. Just a completely clear system that makes you feel more confident.
Another reason people choose to get Invisalign is that the aligners are removable. While you will still need to wear your aligners as often as 20-22 hours each day, you do have more freedom with Invisalign than other treatment options. This also means that you don’t have to restrict your diet or avoid certain foods for fear that you might damage braces. Simply take your aligners out prior to mealtimes.
Easy Dental Care
Having to floss and brush around most braces can feel rather daunting and time-consuming. The good news is that with Invisalign, your normal oral care routine doesn’t have to change. Simply remove your aligners prior to brushing and flossing and then get to work keeping your teeth and gums clean. Just don’t forget to also keep your aligners clean too. Here are some additional tips to keep your aligners clean and stain-free.
Fewer Dental Visits
We know that the idea of coming back and forth to our office probably doesn’t sound like a whole lot of fun, but we need to make sure that your treatment is going smoothly and progressing. Of course, you won’t need to come into the office for checkups nearly as much when you have Invisalign. In fact, most patients can go up to 5-6 weeks without needing to come into our office. We know you have a busy schedule. Luckily, Invisalign fits right in.
If you’re intrigued by Invisalign and want to find out if you’re a good candidate for treatment then schedule an orthodontic evaluation with our Columbia, SC, dentist in O’Neill Family Dentistry today at (803) 988-1070.