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By Beasley Cosmetic & General Dentistry
February 15, 2021
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: invisalign  

You want straighter teeth, but you don't like the idea of wearing metal braces. If so, you're not alone. Many teens and adults are searching for an alternative to traditional braces. If you live in Huntsville, consider getting Invisalign. Dr. R. Beasley at Beasley Family and Implant Dentistry can help you achieve straighter teeth that help you smile with more confidence. Keep reading to learn more about Invisalign.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a set of clear plastic teeth aligners that gradually straighten your teeth. They are a good alternative to braces because they are transparent and removable. This means they provide you with the benefit of straighter teeth without the hassle of traditional braces.

Traditional braces are made with metal, wire and rubber bands. As soon as you open your mouth, people notice that you are wearing braces. They're impossible to miss. In contrast, Invisalign aligners are clear, making them less noticeable.

When you wear traditional braces, you have to be careful with the foods you eat. If not, you can damage your braces. When you wear Invisalign, you remove the aligners whenever you want to eat your favorite foods. It doesn't matter if you want to nosh on some popcorn or eat something gooey. After you finish eating, you simply place the Invisalign back inside your mouth.

Candidates for Invisalign

If you live in Huntsville and are interested in Invisalign, speak with a dentist to see if clear aligners are right for you. Invisalign is usually a good option if you have:

  • a mild overbite
  • a mile underbite
  • slightly crooked teeth
  • overcrowded teeth
  • gaps between your teeth
  • teeth that are positioned incorrectly when you close your mouth

How Invisalign Works

When your orthodontist decides that you are a good candidate for Invisalign, he or she will create custom-made clear trays for your teeth. The orthodontist will show you the proper way to place them inside your mouth and how to remove them as well. He or she will provide information on how to care for your Invisalign and how long you need to wear them throughout the day.

Every two weeks, you will receive a new set of custom-made trays. These various sets of trays work to gradually move your teeth into a straighter position. Most adults only need to wear Invisalign for about 12 months, depending on their teeth's condition. Teens may need to wear them for a longer period of time.

Schedule Your Appointment

Are you ready for straighter teeth? Invisalign may be the option that helps you achieve your goal. Schedule an appointment with Dr. R. Beasley at Beasley Family and Implant Dentistry in Athens and serving the Huntsville, AL. Give his office a call at (888) 860-5114.