You might have heard quite a bit about clear braces and their ability to straighten your teeth discretely. As an adult alternative to traditional metal braces, clear braces offer older teens and adults a more aesthetically acceptable orthodontic option. As a dedicated dentist in Austin, Dr. Van Wicklen is well-acquainted with the apprehension that patients may feel about wearing metal braces throughout their personal and professional lives. To facilitate your improved oral health without announcing your orthodontic treatment to your peers, Dr. Van Wicklen explains how Invisalign clear braces work without conventional metal brackets and wires.
All About Invisalign Clear Braces
The purpose of orthodontic treatment is to move crooked teeth into a more desirable position that will improve your smile’s balance and function. Straightening your teeth is necessary to your oral health, but many patients are more motivated by aesthetic reasons; they would prefer a smile that they can be proud to show the world. Metal braces accomplish this movement through wires and brackets connected to your teeth. Invisalign clear braces approach teeth straightening without brackets and wires, using a series of clear acrylic aligners that progressively move your teeth toward their desired positions and alignment.
The clear acrylic of your Invisalign aligners makes them virtually undetectable as you go about your day, and their discretion is matched by the convenience of their design. Since your aligners are removable, you don’t have to brush and floss your teeth around brackets and wires. You can also eat what you’d like by simply removing your aligners before meals, then replacing them afterwards.
Learn More About Invisalign Clear Braces from Your Austin Dentist
If your teeth are crooked, but you’d prefer not to wear metal braces for the next couple of years, then find out if Invisalign clear braces are right for you. To learn more, schedule an appointment with your Austin dentist by calling 512-448-3131. Located in the 78704 area, we proudly serve the cities of Austin, Round Rock, Pflugerville, Bastrop, Bee Cave, Cedar Park, and all surrounding communities.