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Invisalign Benefits

Is your smile everything it could be? If your teeth aren’t as straight as you’d like, it might be time to consider Invisalign. Invisalign’s clear aligners are the perfect alternative to traditional braces and can improve most smiles discreetly and gradually, with fewer appointments than you’d expect from old-school braces.  How can Invisalign braces benefit you? Let’s discuss.

First, let’s answer what’s probably your first question: how does Invisalign work?

An Invisalign dentist will design a treatment plan for you, creating a 3D image of your mouth to personalize your plan. Aligners will be created for you, and you’ll switch to a new set of aligners every two weeks. For most people, it will take between 10 to 40 aligners total to straighten the teeth. So how long does Invisalign take? It varies, and some cases can take as long as two years, while other smiles are straightened in just a few months. Typically, the range is somewhere between six and 18 months. Once the teeth are straight, a clear retainer worn at night will help maintain the beautiful new smile. So, when discussing Invisalign vs braces, what makes Invisalign a better option? There are several benefits to Invisalign treatment for you to consider.

  • First, it’s easier to care for your teeth with Invisalign. While traditional braces make oral hygiene difficult, Invisalign trays can be taken in and out when you eat your meals or brush your teeth. This allows you to eat the foods you enjoy without worrying about anything getting stuck in your braces, and you can more effectively clean your teeth.
  • Invisalign doesn’t interfere with your smile. Because the aligners are nearly invisible, you’ll be able to smile and talk to people without worrying that everyone is looking at your braces.
  • If you’ve got a busy life, Invisalign is a convenient option for you. Can’t come in for an appointment at the recommended time? It’s no problem. You can keep multiple aligner trays at home and if you get to the end of your trays, you can just keep wearing your last tray until you can return to the dentist’s office.
  • Invisalign is for people of all ages. It’s the perfect treatment for image-conscious teens, and adults to straighten their smiles without interference to their social or professional image.
  • Compared to traditional braces, Invisalign is extremely comfortable. Starting with the initial consultation, Invisalign is easier on the patient. There are no goopy impressions needed to make a model of your mouth, because Invisalign technology allows the doctor to use 3D impressions to create your plan. Once you start treatment, you’ll be surprised at how easy it is to wear the aligner trays. Unlike braces, which have metal brackets and wires that scrape the cheeks and cause mouth sores, Invisalign is comfortable and has nothing harsh causing pain inside the mouth.

At West County Dental, we provide personalized family dental care, including Invisalign, using state of the art procedures. Adhering to a standard of excellence, we provide comprehensive treatment, from preventive care to restorative dentistry. When you make an appointment with West County Dental, you can be confident that our team of highly-trained dental professionals will provide you the care you need for a healthy smile. Call (314) 488-2921 or contact us to reserve an appointment today!