Choose the Clear Alternative with invisalign® and Say Goodbye to Metal Braces
Crooked, misaligned or other teeth flaws are a common problem faced by many adolescents today. Up until a few years ago, the only option teenagers had for achieving a beautiful, straight smile was by the use of orthodontic braces. Although these solutions have been effectively used for many years, it does come with drawbacks.
For teens in their most formidable years, the thought of having “metal mouth” is one that often causes embarrassment and can have quite a negative effect on self-confidence. Using metal orthodontics also requires certain lifestyle changes and multiple visits to the orthodontist for fittings and adjustments.
Nowadays, teens and adults needing corrective treatment for straightening teeth and improving their bite have a clear alternative…it’s called invisalign®.
Using this solution, specially trained dentists and orthodontists can offer metal-free alternative treatments using a series of clear, custom fitted aligner mouthpieces. These clear aligners have many advantages over traditional, metal solutions that have been used for many years.
What are the Advantages of Invisible Braces?
For the teenager concerned about their appearance (let’s face it, that’s almost all teens), this is a great solution to help return their smile in such a way that no one knows they are receiving treatment. Parents love this solution because there are fewer return trips to the dental practitioner’s office.
Traditional solutions require much more maintenance than clear alignment trays. Patients have a lot of food restrictions and challenges when it comes to brushing and flossing. None of this exists with invisalign®. You simply remove them to eat, floss and brush, and then put the aligners right back in!
When choosing the clear alternative, there are far less restrictions. These custom mouth pieces are completely removable for teeth cleaning and eating, otherwise, you wear them 24 hours a day, 7 days a week so the results happen quickly.
Advantages of Metal-Free Orthodontics
- Clear, unnoticeable aligners
- Fewer office visits
- Can be easily removed for cleaning and brushing
- Simple to use
- Improve self-esteem among peers for young teens and adults
- No painful metal digging into your gums or changing out snapped rubber bands
What to Expect During Treatment
Each patient will require a customized treatment plan based on their individual oral assessment. During your appointment, the dentist will obtain specialized x-rays and create a mouth impression. This will help establish the best plan of action to most effectively straighten the teeth.
Following analysis, your provider will have a clearer understanding of how long the restoration will take. The length of time it takes will depend on a variety of factors, including age, mouth condition and how well after-care instructions are followed.
Young patients sometimes see quicker results because the tooth-supporting bones respond better to alignment procedures. However, older patients tend to do a better job of following treatment plan instructions and may require less correction.
Picking a Qualified Oral Practitioner
Today, with so many dental straightening options, picking the right provider can be a daunting task. Dr. Hauser is a qualified invisalign® provider and has helped many patients realize straighter teeth and that lead happier lives!
Many doctors in the Inland Empire refer their patients to Lakefront Family Dentistry for specialized care, because Dr. Hauser has an outstanding reputation as being one of the top providers in Riverside County.
We look forward to becoming your partner in helping maintain excellent oral health. Please call (951) 244-9495 and schedule an appointment to meet with Dr. Hauser and be evaluated for invisalign® services, or make an appointment online with us today!