Posts for: June, 2017
If you don’t want people to see your braces then you are in luck!
You are finally ready to close those gaps between your teeth and to get your smile straighter. Of course, the idea of wearing braces might turn you off to getting orthodontic treatment altogether. Before you decide against getting the care you need for a straighter smile, you may want to talk to our Sherman Oaks, CA, dentists, Dr. Michael Amir and Dr. Larry Hamer, about the benefits of Invisalign.
Invisalign uses a set of clear, plastic aligners, which are specifically designed to fit over your teeth based off impressions and measurements taken by our Sherman Oaks general dentist during your consultation. Some of the benefits of getting Invisalign treatment over other orthodontic options include:
A Discreet System
After you reach a certain age, you can’t even imagine sporting a mouth full of metal to colleagues or classmates. If this is the case, Invisalign’s clear aligners could be the best way to get the smile you want but without those around you noticing. You can still get amazing results but the only person who has to know that you have braces is you.
Just thinking about wearing metal on your teeth makes you cringe. How can that be comfortable? Well, it isn’t always comfortable. In fact, in the very beginning you may find that the metal rubs against your cheeks or gums, causing redness, irritation and even sores; however, you won’t have to worry about this irritation when you get Invisalign.
Eat What You Want
If you get traditional braces, we will have to provide you with a list of foods that you can and cannot eat. You may be surprised to find that there are quite a few foods that you will have to stop eating while wearing metal braces. Luckily, this won’t be the case if you get Invisalign. Since each aligner is completely removable, you can just remove your aligners prior to eating. Once you are done eating, brush your teeth and rinse out your aligners before putting them back in.
Brush and Floss Normally
When you have metal brackets and wires over your teeth it can be difficult to get into all those surfaces behind and between teeth. Brushing and flossing may seem a lot more challenging with traditional braces and if you aren’t careful you are more prone to decay. Of course, Invisalign aligners can be removed, so you won’t even have to worry about changing up your oral care routine. Just continue to brush and floss properly and you won’t have to worry about decay.
Do you have questions about Invisalign treatment? Are you ready to find out if it’s right for you? Then schedule a consultation today at SC Dental Group in Sherman Oaks, CA. Let one of our dental professionals help you get the smile you’ve always wanted.