Dr. Doyle Freano is an experienced cosmetic dentist in Lexington, KY. He provides Invisalign clear braces to patients suffering from crooked teeth, overbite, underbite, or crossbite. If you are considering Invisalign treatment for your smile, here are three great reasons to begin your treatment this summer:
Invisalign is discreet.
Invisalign clear braces are a discreet alternative to traditional metal braces. Traditional metal braces require patients to have metal brackets and wires secured to their dental structures for the entire duration of treatment. This can be daunting for patients who do not want to lose their natural smile aesthetics for several months or even years. If you are looking ahead at a summer full of beach vacations, weddings, family reunions, and more, Invisalign may be the perfect option for you. Because Invisalign operates as a system of clear, plastic aligners that slowly apply pressure to your teeth and encourage them to shift into a more desirable position, this means that you can undergo orthodontic treatment without anyone even knowing. The aligners are completely see-through, meaning that no one around you will be able to tell that you are undergoing orthodontic treatment unless you remove the aligners in front of them.
Invisalign is removable.
With traditional braces, patients will have metal brackets and wire firmly secured to their dental structures for the entire duration of their treatment. This means that they will need to adapt their dietary habits and oral hygiene routines around their fixed dental hardware. Often, patients with metal braces are instructed to avoid many crunchy or chewy foods until their treatment plan is complete in order to properly protect the dental hardware. Additionally, they will need to take extra care when brushing and flossing to ensure they are removing any buildup around the hardware. Invisalign, on the other hand, allows patients to avoid these inconveniences. Patients being treated with Invisalign can simply remove their aligners to eat, drink, or brush their teeth. As long as you wear your aligners on average of 20-22 hours a day, your treatment plan will progress as intended.
Invisalign requires less time in the dental chair.
Invisalign does not require as many visits to the dentist’s office compared to traditional braces. This means that you will spend less time in the dental chair and more time enjoying your favorite summer activities. Traditional braces require more visits to the dentist because the metal wires must be tightened to ensure that the treatment is progressing as planned. If you are unable to attend a tightening appointment, this may prolong your treatment plan. With Invisalign, patients are given all of their aligners upfront and instructed on when to change to a new set. While some check-up appointments may be necessary, they will be less frequent than what is required with traditional orthodontic solutions.
If you are interested in learning more about Invisalign, schedule an appointment with Dr. Freano today. We look forward to seeing you in our Lexington, KY dentist office very soon.