By Eagle Dental
June 05, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: orthodontics   braces   invisalign  

Wearing metal braces isn't the only way to get straighter teeth. Our Homer, AK, dentist, Dr. James Bourne, explains a few advantages of invisalignInvisalign, a popular orthodontic option.

Aligners instead of wires

Do you dislike the idea of wearing metal wires and brackets in your mouth? When you choose the Invisalign system, you can straighten your teeth without the metal. Aligner trays are worn over your upper and lower teeth and are made of soft, clear plastic. Each set of aligners is designed to be worn for two weeks at a time. After the two weeks is up, you'll put the trays away and begin wearing a new set. The aligner trays re-position your teeth by exerting constant, gentle pressure on them.

No need to hide your braces

Some people don't mind wearing metal braces, but others keep their teeth hidden as much as possible when they have them. Because Invisalign aligner trays are clear, they offer a much more attractive alternative to traditional braces. Aligners are designed to fit your teeth snugly, which makes them almost invisible.

Invisalign corrects a range of orthodontic problems

Have you been told you have an overbite, underbite, crossbite or open bite? Invisalign can correct all of these bite problems, in addition to crowding and spacing issues. The system is just as effective as traditional braces in correcting mild to moderate orthodontic issues. If your issues are severe, you may still need to wear metal or ceramic braces.

Invisalign offers a special benefit for adults

You many only need to wear your aligner trays for approximately one year if you're an adult. If you're a teenager, you'll probably wear braces for about two years or longer, regardless of the type.

Invisalign fits your lifestyle

One of the most popular Invisalign benefits is the ability to remove the trays for a few hours from time to time. If you play soccer, basketball or another sport in Homer, you can take your aligner trays out during your games or practices. Some people also prefer to go without their aligners if they'll be attending special events.

Are you ready to find out if Invisalign is the perfect orthodontic option for you? Call Homer, AK, dentist, Dr. Bourne, at (907) 235-8574 to schedule an appointment.

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