Once upon a time, orthodontic treatment meant one thing: a mouth full of metal. Patients hoping to straighten their teeth had no alternative, and orthodontists and dentists were limited to that single course of orthodontic treatment. Today, we’re fortunate to enjoy a variety of orthodontic options, allowing patients to straighten their teeth in the manner that they choose. The treatment that differs most significantly from traditional metal braces, Invisalign, is now accessible to all dental patients and recommended by your Hinsdale dentist.
So why is differing from traditional braces necessarily better? The limitations of metal braces prevent many patients from seeking orthodontic treatment at all. Metal braces are highly noticeable, affect your diet and oral hygiene, take up to several years to accomplish the straightening task, and carry an innate juvenile connotation (as pre-teen and teen years are when patients typically straighten). These unavoidable, key aspects of metal braces keep them from being chosen by many adults. Established men and women that exist in the professional world just can’t undergo years of metal braces. But that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t be able to straighten their teeth: your Hinsdale dentist believes we all deserve a perfect smile.
Invisalign cuts out those braces difficulties to invisibly and comfortably straighten teeth. The Invisalign system consists of a series of clear plastic trays patients wear throughout the day and night. The trays are completely removable and unnoticeable, providing adults a way to straighten teeth without any colleagues or friends noticing the orthodontic treatment.
This handy chart from the Invisalign site points out just how many attractive benefits Invisalign offers that metal braces do not:
Are you an adult hoping to straighten your teeth without broadcasting your treatment? Set up an Invisalign consultation with your Hinsdale dentist to begin taking steps towards your beautiful new smile!