There is a small percentage of people that are born with well-aligned pearly whites. However, for most this isn’t the case. Most people tend to have some crowding, spacing or somewhat “imperfect” teeth. While braces on kids are understandable, it’s much more difficult for adults to take the plunge into orthodontic treatment. This is mostly due to the unsightly metal brackets.
This is where Invisalign treatment comes in! Invisalign are clear sets of hard plastic aligners that fit your mouth and gently move them into the desired place. (Click here to learn more about how Invisalign treatment in Berkeley, CA works.) This is done without the use of metal or wire. This option is rapidly popularizing among both youngsters and adults, owing to its many benefits. Invisalign treatment for adults in Berkeley benefits include:
This is perhaps one of the main reasons why so many adults prefer Invisalign to the traditional braces. You no longer need to feel embarrassed about wearing braces at age 35, 45 or 65! You can straighten your teeth with a set of clear plastic aligners that are nearly invisible. Need to give a presentation at work and want to be taken seriously? No problem. You can give this presentation with the clear aligners in or take them out.
Owing to the absence of wires and brackets, Invisalign trays are a more physically comfortable option than traditional braces. The smooth nature of these plastic aligners helps eliminate most forms of irritation within the mouth. Patients experience fewer cuts, nicks and sores in their mouth.
Unlike braces, you can remove Invisalign trays and put them back in without any trouble. When you eat, you take the trays out and put them back in after. This allows you to enjoy your meals and also not have to deal with food getting stuck in your braces. We recommend you brush and floss after meals.
These orthodontic pieces require little to practically no maintenance. You should brush and clean your trays when you brush and floss your teeth. You only wear your trays for 2 weeks at a time so, they typically aren’t dingy before moving on to the next set. If they are discoloring, you can soak the trays a little longer before placing them back in your mouth.
How long you will need to wear your Invisalign trays depends on numerous factors that your Berkeley dentist will determine with you. However, the average treatment time is 12 months – 18 months. One year compared to a lifetime of being unhappy with your smile? All while doing it with clear aligners and not braces? The hardest part is committing to the treatment plan, but once patients do, they are extremely happy with their results and most often wish they would have started sooner. Remember, the time goes by anyway!
Begin Your Invisalign Treatment
At Berkeley Hills Dentistry, we can help treat a range of orthodontic problems with Invisalign such as crossbite, overly crowded teeth, gapped teeth, etc. We make sure the treatment plan works precisely in accordance with your personal needs. The trays fit comfortably on top of your teeth and are medically proven to enhance control of tooth movement, gently moving and rotating your teeth where required. Whether you need a quick fix or an overhaul on your smile, Invisalign treatment has been extremely successful in giving adults the smile of their dreams. Don’t wait any longer to straighten your teeth and smile with confidence.