Crooked teeth can make any smile look less than appealing, but convincing older teens and adults to wear conventional metal braces can sometimes be a challenge. As you grow older and more professional, you may become more concerned about the image you project, and your level of confidence greatly affects your professional and personal interactions. Unfortunately, malocclusion (crooked teeth) is more than a mere cosmetic issue, and the choice to straighten your teeth or not has resounding consequences on the state of your oral health. Luckily, you don’t have to sacrifice your present confidence to straighten your teeth. With Invisalign clear braces from your Austin dentist, you can enjoy a straighter smile without announcing your treatment to your peers.
What are Invisalign Clear Braces?
The secret to Invisalign lies in its approach to orthodontic treatment. Instead of the traditional bracket-and-wire apparatus that are designed to move your teeth through tension, Invisalign utilizes a series of clear acrylic aligners to accomplish the same purpose. Rather than periodically tightening your wires to advance your treatment, simply remove your current aligner and replace it with the next in your series. Each aligner is designed to follow a doctor-prescribed path of tooth movement, gently forcing your teeth closer and closer to their proper place until the last aligner completes the migration.
Ultimate Discretion and Convenience
The advantages of Invisalign clear braces extend beyond discretion. The clear acrylic aligners are virtually undetectable, and since there are no brackets and wires to contend with, the aligners are significantly more comfortable than traditional braces. Also, since your aligners are removable, you don’t have to alter your eating or hygiene habits. Just remove the aligners while you enjoy your meal, or while you brush and floss your teeth, then replace them when you’ve finished.
Ask Your Austin Dentist About Invisalign Clear Braces
If your smile suffers from malocclusion and you’d like to learn if Invisalign clear braces are right for you, then 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.