When you think of braces, you probably picture metal brackets and wires that are adhesively bonded to teeth in order to move them into proper alignment. Well, try to picture braces that are practically invisible and you’ll have Invisalign in mind.
Invisalign uses clear plastic aligners to correct a variety of malocclusions, from underbites, overbites and crossbites to rotated teeth and overcrowding. The aligners arrive at the office of your Kansas City dentist in pairs and in a sequential series. All you have to do is wear each pair for about two weeks, throw them away and then move on to the next set. In short time you will begin to see the Invisalign clear braces starting to take effect and your teeth will become straighter and straighter.
The Other Advantage of Invisalign
That Invisalign braces are clear is an obvious advantage. What may not be as obvious are the benefits of being able to remove these braces. First, because you can take them out anytime you want to eat—breakfast, lunch, and dinner and for healthy in-between snacks—you can enjoy all the foods that you normally eat. There are no diet restrictions with Invisalign, which is usually the case when a person is wearing traditional braces.
In addition, cleaning and flossing your teeth is no different than usual because you can remove the aligners. You’ll be able to maintain your regular oral hygiene routine at home, thereby avoiding tooth decay and gum disease that are often a greater risk with traditional braces.
At the conclusion of your orthodontic treatment with Invisalign, you may want to consider teeth whitening. This is the perfect finishing touch for your newly straightened smile. With professional strength gel and a special light, your smile will be several shades whiter in just about an hour.
For Invisalign in Kansas City, Call Marx Family Dental
Contact Marx Family Dental today to schedule a consultation. Our Doctors will be happy to meet with you and determine if clear braces are right for your smile.
At Marx Family Dental you will find trusted dental care and our friendly team of dental professionals. Our menu of services includes: dental implants, porcelain veneers, and Invisalign. Contact Marx Family Dental today at (816) 452-2000 to schedule an informative consultation.