The hassle associated with some dental and orthodontic treatments is what keeps patients away from them. If you’re worried about the treatment timetable or the discomfort associated with a treatment, you may feel hesitant to move forward with said treatment. This is especially true of orthodontic braces. Braces involve rigid metal brackets that can be uncomfortable and leave behind staining. If your tooth misalignment is minor, you may feel that the burden of treatment isn’t worth it. However, invisible aligners present an easy fix for minor cases of tooth misalignment.
Traditional Braces Come with Hassle and Restrictions
It’s understandable why you’d be hesitant about signing up for traditional braces. First and foremost, braces come with lengthy treatment timetables. Often, it takes two years for braces to complete alignment on your teeth. During that time, you can experience discomfort from the wires and brackets in your mouth. You’ll also have to restrict your diet, as certain sticky foods can get stuck in the braces and cause problems. Furthermore, the bonded brackets can leave behind discoloration on your teeth after they are removed. Invisible aligners don’t have these same hassles.
Invisible Aligners Are a Comfortable Fix for Minor Tooth Misalignment
Invisible aligners are much more comfortable than braces, because they’re made of plastic, rather than rigid metal. That means no wires causing you pain, and no discoloration left behind by brackets. Invisible aligners are also removable, which means you can take them out while you eat. That means no dietary restrictions during the process. It also makes it easier to clean your teeth, and the aligners themselves. Finally, you can change your aligners at home, which drastically cuts down on the amount of office visits you have to make during treatment. Plus, invisible aligners aren’t noticeable like traditional braces.
Who Is an Ideal Candidate for Invisible Aligners?
If you’re looking for a discreet way to align your teeth, invisible aligners may be right for you. Invisible aligners are often used for minor cases of misalignment. For serious structural cases, you may need traditional braces to achieve the proper results. Aligners are often used for older teens or adults with fully-formed permanent teeth and jawbones. Younger patients whose mouths are still growing will likely need traditional braces to create proper alignment. The best way to determine the right orthodontic solution for you is by speaking to your dentist.
Elm Creek Dental Uses Invisalign Clear Aligners
Talk to the team at Elm Creek Dental about invisible aligner options. Dr. Carter and his staff use Invisalign to help patients align their teeth and create beautiful smiles. You can learn more during a complimentary in-office consultation. Schedule your consultation by contacting Elm Creek Dental in Maple Grove, MN at 763-416-0606.