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If your family could not afford braces when you were a child, there is something that you can do about it, and that doesn’t mean old school wires and brackets.

Thanks to modern dentistry, teeth straightening methods have changed, but most adults do not want to wear dental appliances, and that is where Invisalign comes in. Talk to your Dentist in Westlake who will be able to determine if you are a good candidate for Invisalign.

Invisalign is an amazing invisible way to improve your smile without the need for brackets or metal wires. These clinically researched aligners are comfortable and will give you a beautiful toothy grin in as little as 9 months. Of course, treatment time will vary dependant your particular case.

If your Westlake Dentist has deemed you a suitable candidate for Invisalign you will be given a series of aligners that you change every two weeks. Unlike traditional braces, you wear your aligners for 20 to 22 hours a day removing them when you eat, drink, floss, and brush. As you replace your Invisalign aligners, your teeth will begin to move until they are perfectly straight.

Most patients will wear 18 to 30 sets of aligners during the Invisalign treatment. Every six weeks you will visit your Dentist in Westlake in order to ensure that everything is progressing, as it should.

Your Invisalign aligners are virtually impossible to see and offer you a level of comfort unlike traditional braces that can cause mouth sores and other unpleasant side effects.

Other advantages of Invisalign include oral hygiene. Because the aligners are removed when you eat, there is less change of debris and food particles become lodged between your teeth. Remember, metal brackets and wires are permanent and bonded to your own teeth until the metal or clear brackets are removed.  

Since the introduction of Invisalign back in 1999, teens and adults have embraced the technology, but not everyone is a good candidate for Invisalign. If you require back teeth movement or cross bite correction, your Westlake Dentist may recommend traditional braces.

The only way to know if Invisalign is right for you is to schedule a no obligation consultation with Westlake Smile Design. Call for an appointment today.

March 15, 2014 | Uncategorized Back to Blog

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