Invisalign is a more discreet alternative to metal wires and brackets that are prominently seen when you speak or smile. Malocclusions or the improper positioning of your teeth when your jaws are closed, gaps in your teeth, crooked teeth, protruding teeth, and problems with your bite are among the dental issues that Invisalign can address. Napa Valley Dental Group in Napa, CA offers this orthodontic treatment option when your goal is to have your teeth straightened in an undetectable way.
Why the Need for Discretion
While wired braces can prove useful in straightening crooked teeth and bringing erratically spaced teeth together, they also give your mouth an unusual, distracting look. That, in turn, could make you hesitant to smile, much less open your mouth.
Wires and braces can also be distracting not just to others, but to you. The metal feel and taste may not be to your liking, and you may not get used to it, ever. That is when the practically invisible and comfortable aligners could be your preferred dental solution.
A Preferable and Practical Solution
Invisalign is also preferable and practical because unlike when you have braces, you don’t need to limit the kind of food you eat. That’s because you can remove the aligners before eating. Then, you can put them back on after. Brushing your teeth is also not a tiresome chore because you can brush and floss when needed. All you have to do is to remove the aligners.
The absence of metals in your aligners means that there are lesser opportunities for food particles to become trapped. That means the possibility of having bad breath, stained teeth, and the formation of plaque that leads to tooth decay are also considerably reduced. Also, you can continue having an active lifestyle while wearing your aligners because there is a very slim chance of their breaking, even when you indulge in sports activities.
Your aligners need to be adjusted or replaced every two weeks, as your teeth slowly conform to their ideal position and shape.
Dental professionals recommend the use of your aligners for 20 to 22 hours per day, with the downtime spent for eating, cleaning, and other activities. You can sleep comfortably while wearing your aligners.
The aligners have a variant meant for adolescents, known as Invisalign Teen. Unlike the aligners for adults, these teen-oriented versions have indicators that show when the aligners were not used for the prescribed amount of time.