If you would like to get your teeth straightened but you don’t want to deal with traditional braces, Invisalign might be just perfect for you. It’s a clear, plastic aligner system that gives you the benefits of metal braces without the tangle of wires and brackets along with the unsightly cosmetic disadvantages. Our Albany Invisalign dentist, Dr. Geoffrey Edmunds is skilled and experienced in the Invisalign system. When you discover the benefits of it, there will be no reason to delay your orthodontic treatment any longer.
The first and most obvious plus that Invisalign provides is that it is nearly invisible. Because it’s clear, no one will be able to tell from a distance that you have braces on at all. So any self-consciousness or awkwardness that you might have with metal braces disappear. Our Albany Invisalign dentist, using 3-D computer technology, will calibrate a series of aligners that will steadily move your teeth in a more ideal position. The process will utilize somewhere between 12 and 48 separate aligners along the way. Each one is designed to offer you a precise fit and will serve its role for about two weeks before you will move on to the next in the series. You will wear your aligner 24 hours per day, even while you sleep, taking it out only to eat, brush, and floss. And that’s another thing: there are no dietary restrictions that you need to observe with Invisalign as you do with traditional metal braces.
A consultation with our Albany Invisalign dentist will determine if you are a good candidate for it. Most people are. Your aligners should be comfortable to wear, though each new one may take a day or two to get used to. During that short period of time, you may experience a little discomfort. Invisalign represents the most advanced and state of the art way to achieve straighter teeth. Besides being a cosmetic concern, misaligned teeth can be uncomfortable or even painful and can lead to a greater risk for tooth decay or gum disease due to the challenges of brushing and flossing between them properly.