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Why Should You Consider Invisalign?

When you feel confident about your smile, it will shine through in any situation. If your teeth are crooked, you might feel embarrassed and try to hide your smile.

A crooked smile can also lead to poor oral hygiene. You're much more likely to end up with plaque buildup or gum disease because it is harder to clean in between your teeth.

Whether you're a teenager whose teeth are not straight or an adult who has seen teeth shift with age, Invisalign can handle even the toughest cases. The demand for invisible orthodontics is growing at an enormous rate as people shift away from traditional metal braces.


How Invisalign Works

Invisalign is a set of clear aligners that you will wear on your teeth. The aligners will straighten your teeth gradually. Regular checkups with your dentist will review your progress.

Invisalign can correct a wide range of alignment issues. These include overbite, underbite, gap teeth, crowding, and more. Both baby and permanent teeth can be straightened with Invisalign.

Every few weeks, you will receive a new set of aligners to move your teeth to the next phase of adjustment. Adjustments can be made to your treatment plan if necessary. Depending on your case, treatment could take up to six months, but you could start seeing results in a few weeks.

After your treatment is completed, you'll be given a retainer. This will ensure your teeth stay aligned and do not shift. It is best to continue to wear the retainer for the rest of your life to maintain your smile and protect your investment.


Invisalign Benefits


Compared to traditional metal braces, there are a lot of benefits to using Invisalign to straighten your teeth. Many people are self-conscious about metal braces. Invisalign's clear aligners are barely noticeable while you wear them.

Invisalign aligners are soft, comfortable, and easy to wear. Metal braces have sharp edges that can scrape the inside of your mouth. Both braces and Invisalign have some discomfort as the teeth moved, but Invisalign is the less painful route.

You can remove them while eating and brushing. You are able to continue your daily life without inconvenience while you are undergoing treatment. Braces have a lot of restrictions around eating and make it difficult to clean your teeth.

Invisalign will straighten your teeth more predictably than braces. Your dentist is able to easily see the progress throughout your treatment plan because of the clear aligners.


Talk to Us About Invisalign


Whether you have serious alignment issues or just want a more beautiful smile, Invisalign can help you get there. There are many ways to cover the cost of Invisalign. We can explore your dental insurance or use dollars from your FSA or HSA accounts.

To learn more about Invisalign treatment, contact us at Sherwood Family Dental. We can schedule you an appointment with one of our dentists to discuss an Invisalign treatment plan.