At Riverside Dental in California, we know that your smile means a lot to you. Crooked teeth can leave you feeling less confident. While having a straight smile does not necessarily mean you have good oral health, it can improve your appearance and boost your self-esteem. If you are looking to straighten your teeth but cannot commit to the visual of braces, we have an alternative for you. Today, we are here to talk about the advantages of Invisalign instead of traditional braces.
The Benefits of Invisalign
The most common reasons why people do not want traditional braces are the time-consuming appointments, the visual appearance, and the discomfort of metal brackets and wires in your mouth.
The process of Invisalign may be more convenient to your schedule. With braces, you will have to go to the dentist every six to eight weeks to get the wires tightened. On top of that, you still need to go to the dentist twice a year. You may need extra trips to the orthodontist if a bracket breaks, a band pops off, or you feel discomfort from your braces.
Your clear orthodontic retainers are shaped to fit your mouth and come in a series that will shift your teeth as needed over time. There should be very minimal discomfort during this process, especially when compared to the feeling of wires that braces give.
Invisalign is also of course a very discrete option. This can be especially beneficial to patients who are unable to get braces at an early age. There is no need to feel self-conscious in your journey to straightening your teeth.
First, you will get mold done of your mouth to create the first set of retainers and the treatment plan. Your orthodontist will give you a specific plan of when to change your retainers to the next set. Usually, this is every six weeks, but it can vary. You will change your retainers in order, and they will gradually align your smile into place.
Taking Care Of Your Oral Hygiene With Invisalign
It can be difficult to brush and floss in hard-to-reach areas with metal brackets in the way. Clear aligners make this easier because you take out your retainer while you eat, drink, and do your oral hygiene routine. There is no need to worry about not getting every surface area of your mouth because no pesky wires are covering it. You will still need to see your dentist regularly to ensure that everything is moving smoothly and to check on your oral health.
Schedule Your Appointment Today!
For any questions or to schedule a consultation, call Riverside Dental Group at your nearest office today.
Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA, at (951) 695-2290.
Riverside Dental Group at Magnolia in Riverside, CA, at (951) 689-5031.
Dental Associates of Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley, CA, at (951) 697-6800.
Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA, at (951) 369-1001.
Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA, at (951) 273-9580.