A Straighter Smile Shouldn't Cost Your Your Clear Smile
December 02, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: orthodontics   braces   invisalign  

Learn more about how Invisalign can straighten your smile.

Many people put off straightening their teeth because they don't like the way metal braces look. Luckily, the Invisalign brace system can invisalignrealign your teeth without any metal. Dr. Kent Johansen and Dr. Grant Johansen of Johansen Dental in Chandler, AZ explain how Invisalign can improve your smile.

The clear solution

No wires or brackets are needed with Invisalign. The system uses a series of removable aligner trays custom designed to fit your upper and lower teeth. Tightening the wires controls the movement of teeth when you wear metal braces, but Invisalign wearers only need to open a new set of aligner trays to shift the position of their teeth. Every two weeks, you'll begin wearing a new set. Since the aligners are clear, it won't obvious that you're straightening your teeth.

Popcorn is no problem

Popcorn, gum, apples and other foods can damage brace wires or get stuck in them. In fact, people who wear metal braces receive an entire list of foods they must avoid for the next several years. You won't have that problem if you choose Invisalign. Since you'll remove your aligners to eat, you can continue to enjoy all of your favorite foods while you straighten your teeth.

Temporary breaks are okay

Once you receive traditional braces, they don't come off your teeth until your treatment is completed, which can make attending special events or playing sports more challenging. Because your Invisalign aligner trays are removable, you can take them out occasionally for a few hours without affecting your progress. Whether you plan to play in a big game or want to attend a dance or gala completely brace-less, you'll appreciate this option. Your aligners should typically be worn about 20 hours per day.

Treatment may be shorter in some cases

If you're an adult, you may only need to wear your Invisalign aligners for about a year. Children and teenagers must usually wear the aligners for the same amount of time that they would wear traditional braces.

Invisalign offers a better way to straighten your teeth! Call Dr. Kent Johansen and Dr. Grant Johansen of Johansen Dental in Chandler, AZ at (480) 345-0530 to schedule your appointment.