An Invisalign treatment plan from your Brentwood dentist could do a lot for you.
Do you want to straighten your teeth or correct alignment issues but don't like the look of metal braces? Invisalign offers the perfect solution for you. Dr. Douglas W. McMillan, your Brentwood, TN dentist, explains how you can benefit from this clear brace system.
The Invisalign difference
Traditional braces use a system of wires and brackets to re-align your teeth. Once you receive your braces, they don't come off until your treatment ends. In some cases, that can be as long as two years or even longer. The Invisalign system doesn't use wires and brackets. Instead, you'll wear a series of aligner trays that gently move your teeth into position. Best of all, the aligners are clear, so it won't be obvious that you have braces. The Invisalign system is a good choice if you have an overbite, underbite, crossbite, open bite, crowding or gaps between your teeth.
Invisalign offers several advantages that traditional braces don't including:
- Flexibility: Don't want to wear your braces for a special occasion or sporting event? No problem! You can remove your braces for a few hours without affecting your progress. After the game or event is over, simply put the trays back in your mouth.
- No Food Restrictions: Gum, popcorn and hard or sticky foods are off-limits if your wear metal braces. If you cheat and eat those things, you may spend hours trying to remove a gooey mess from your wires and brackets, or worse break the wires. When you choose Invisalign, you can eat anything you want. Since you remove your aligner trays to eat, there are no food restrictions.
- Freedom to Smile: It's hard not to feel self-conscious when your teeth are covered by metal wires. In fact, some people don't feel much like smiling when they wear metal braces. Because the Invisalign aligners are virtually transparent, you'll never have to worry that you don't look your best.
Ready to learn more about the benefits of Invisalign? Call Dr. McMillan in Brentwood, TN at (615) 373-4242 to find out if you're a good candidate!