The worst possible thing for an adult to hear from their dentist in the South Loop is that they need braces. They think they’ll require about a pound of metal to be placed on their teeth, won’t be able to eat their favorite foods (such as popcorn, gum, corn and caramels) and will have to go through a lot of pain for the next 10 years. Of course, that’s all an exaggeration, but traditional braces do require metal to be placed on the teeth, and they do have to be worn for a few years. You will go through multiple adjustments, which can be painful and you will be limited about what you can eat, to some degree. However, what if there was another way? The Invisalign system is a newer option that can give you the benefits of braces without the hassles.
What It Is
This system uses multiple “tooth trays” to gently and slowly move your teeth into the correct position. Some treatments only last a few months, though it could take up to two years. The best part is, the aligners are clear, so it’s difficult for others to notice you are wearing braces. If you’re embarrassed or just don’t want the hassles associated with metal braces, then this could be the option for you.
Who Can Use It
Usually, anyone who has crooked teeth can use this system, but it is primarily sought out by adults who don’t want the embarrassment of wearing braces at an older age. However, some problems cannot be treated with this system, so you’ll need to talk with your dentist about which option is best for you.
Metal brackets can cause sores on the gums and cheeks, and can be painful when adjusted. However, with Invisalign, you won’t have to worry about being in pain.
The best part of this system is that you remove them at night and while eating. You can still brush and floss your teeth as you normally would, and then place them on for the rest of the day. You don’t have to give up your favorite foods because you can remove the aligner and replace it when you’re finished.
For those who hate metal braces, you’ll love the fact that these are clear. While they can still be slightly noticeable if you’re in close proximity to someone else, they’re a lot less noticeable than metal.
Invisalign in the South Loop can help straighten teeth without the embarrassment of metal in your mouth. Visit Art of Modern Dentistry today to schedule an appointment or to learn more.
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