When you feel good about your smile, you smile more often, and you’re more confident. That changes how people perceive you. Thanks to modern dentistry, you can have the smile you’ve always wished for.
Along with increased confidence, there are some serious health benefits to having straighter teeth. With properly aligned teeth, you may be able to avoid developing gingivitis and tooth decay.
In the past, you had one option for getting straighter teeth: traditional braces. Now, happily, you may be able to get similar results through a less invasive method: Invisalign® clear aligners.
Dr. AnnMarie Olson and Dr. Kacie Culotta offer Invisalign at Restora Dental Arts because they have seen how the system can improve smiles and change lives.
Here, we describe five of the most important benefits of Invisalign clear aligners. Millions of people agree that Invisalign is a superior system. We think you will, too.
Invisalign holds more than 900 patents, and one of them is for SmartTrack®, the material the aligners are made of. Invisalign may not be the only clear aligner system out there, but it’s the only one using this comfortable, highly elastic material to construct the clear trays that straighten your teeth.
The SmartTrack system creates aligners that are easier to put on and take off and that provide a gentle but consistent force to move your teeth.
Along with the comfort of the SmartTrack system, Invisalign works more quickly than traditional braces. In fact, Invisalign works up to 50% faster than regular braces.
The constant but gentle pressure from the Invisalign trays works on all of your teeth simultaneously, whereas traditional braces move a few teeth at a time. The result is straighter teeth in less time with Invisalign.
Invisalign allows us to create a 3D model of your teeth so you can see how your treatment will proceed with each set of aligners.
This approach streamlines the process, which means you get optimal results in an efficient way. You know what your new smile will look like before you begin treatment.
You may have heard that aligners only work for minor problems. Invisalign can address complex problems, too, through the use of a technology called SmartForce®, which can achieve complicated and intricate dental movements.
The feature that patients probably love the most is that Invisalign trays are nearly undetectable. People barely notice them, and they are certainly less obvious than traditional braces. It’s nice when people pay attention to you and not to a mouthful of braces.