Most of us prefer not to have the discomfort and slight pain that comes with braces, and we’d much rather have our teeth straightened without anyone knowing we were doing so. For this reason, Parkcrest Dental Group has chosen to offer Invisalign. This clear, comfortable option gives professionals and people who need to look their best the opportunity to straighten their teeth, too.
Though orthodontists haven’t used clear aligners to gradually move your teeth into place for nearly as long as they have used traditional braces, Invisalign has a great track record. For nearly 20 years Invisalign has given people the opportunity to align and straighten their teeth without worrying about bulky brackets. Parkcrest Dental Group explains how clear aligners do this and why they make an excellent choice.
Whereas traditional braces use the tension of a wire and bracket system to slowly move your teeth to where they need to be, Invisalign uses a series of trays specifically fitted to your teeth to move them into the right position. Your Parkcrest Dental Group orthodontist in Springfield, MO, will give you a new tray every two weeks, and each tray will shift the focus on moving your teeth in different ways.
When you receive Invisalign from Parkcrest Dental Group, you benefit from less intrusive hardware, less painful alignment, and quicker turnaround. The average treatment time tends to last around 12 months instead of the 24 months of braces. The quicker turnaround time and decreased visibility make Invisalign a great choice for many of us.
Braces present an obstacle for your teen to brush and floss around. When you choose Invisalign from Parkcrest Dental Group for your teenager, you give them the opportunity to not only eat anything they want but also brush and floss their teeth effectively. The can take off their trays for a few minutes to perform their oral hygiene routine, and this helps them clean every surface of their teeth.
Though some may consider it a drawback to Invisalign, the self-discipline needed to keep up with them is a great learning tool for all teenagers. They must keep their aligners in for 22 hours a day. Your child might surprise you. Many teens find it easy enough to keep their aligners in all day aside from the time it takes them to eat and brush their teeth.
If you decide Invisalign for your teen, then you will want an experienced, friendly, and local orthodontist to take care of them. Luckily Parkcrest Dental Group has just the orthodontist in Springfield, MO. Contact us today to get your teen started on their journey toward a new beautiful smile.