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Posts for: April, 2017

By Beasley Cosmetic & General Dentistry
April 20, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: invisalign   orthodontics   braces  

Would you like straighter teeth but aren't sure if Invisalign is a good choice for you? Dr. R. Brad Beasley of Beasley Family & Implant invisalignDentistry in Athens, AL and serving Huntsville, AL, discusses the orthodontic issues Invisalign treats and shares some information on this popular alternative to braces.

Invisalign is just as effective as traditional braces

Invisalign treats all of the same problems that metal, ceramic or lingual braces do. Although no wires are required, the clear brace system works as well as traditional braces if you have mild to moderate orthodontic problems. If your issues are severe, Dr. Beasley may recommend metal braces.
Invisalign is a good choice if you're concerned about:

  • Crowding: Invisalign gradually shifts your teeth to alleviate crowding by utilizing a series of clear, removable aligners. Eat set of aligners in the series is designed to accomplish a specific straightening goal and is worn for two weeks.
  • Too Much Space: Invisalign slowly closes gaps between your teeth that can affect your appearance and your bite.
  • Overbites and Underbites: Both of these common bite issues respond well to Invisalign treatment
  • Open Bites and Crossbites: Failing to treat open or crossbites can wear down the enamel on your teeth, increase stress on your jaw and facial muscles and make it difficult to chew. At the end of your Invisalign treatment, your teeth will fit together perfectly.

Invisalign is an easy care option

There are a lot of rules when you wear traditional braces. You'll need to buy special flossing tools and follow a strict after-meal flossing regimen to ensure that food doesn't stick to your wires. You'll also have to avoid any food that is hard or sticky and wear mouthguards made just for people who wear braces when you play sports.

Most people who choose Invisalign in the Huntsville area do so because they want to improve their smiles but don't want to call attention to the fact that they're undergoing orthodontic treatment. The brace system offers a few other important benefits. Without wires and brackets, there's nothing to trap food particles in your teeth. Every time you eat, you'll take out your aligners, put them in their case, then rinse them and reinsert them at the end of the meal. Oral hygiene is equally easy, since you'll also remove the aligners when you brush and floss.

Would you like to find out if Invisalign is a good option for you? Call Huntsville, AL, dentist, Dr. Beasley of Beasley Family & Implant Dentistry in Athens, AL and serving Huntsville, AL, to schedule an appointment.