Posts for: October, 2016
Straightening your teeth may prompt visions of metal braces and headgear. However, this is no longer the case. Invisalign is literally the clear alternative to braces with its comfortable and clear plastic aligner trays. Find out more about Invisalign with Dr. Colin Smith at Lake Oswego Smiles in Lake Oswego, OR.
What dental issues can Invisalign treat?
Your dentist may recommend Invisalign if you want to improve the appearance of your smile. However, Invisalign treats many orthodontic issues, including:
- open bite
- cross bite
- misaligned teeth
- overcrowding (overlapped teeth)
- under crowding (gapped teeth)
Does Invisalign work as well as traditional braces?
Invisalign treats the same issues as traditional braces. In some rare, complex cases, traditional braces may be the faster or better option. However, for most patients, Invisalign treats the same problems as traditional braces in a comparable amount of time.
How can Invisalign benefit me?
One of the biggest and most obvious benefits to using Invisalign instead of traditional braces is that they are unnoticeable to other people. With Invisalign, gone are the days of having a “brace face”. Additionally, Invisalign is removable. Unlike traditional braces, patients can simply take their trays out of their mouth to brush and floss their teeth or eat their meal. This vast difference allows for the patient to cut extra time and steps out of their oral care routine and eat the foods they would have to avoid with braces.
Invisalign Treatment in Lake Oswego, OR
Invisalign makes orthodontic treatment discreet and allows you to correct your smile without the very obvious traditional metal brackets and wires. Invisalign works best for adults and teens over 12. A good candidate should have a strong commitment to wearing their aligner trays as this is crucial to positive results. Additionally, an excellent at-home oral care routine will keep your teeth healthy and clean to avoid adding time or complications to your treatment.
For more information on Invisalign, please contact Dr. Smith at Lake Oswego Smiles in Lake Oswego, OR. Call (503) 635-3653 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Smith today!