Does Invisalign Work As Well As Traditional Braces?
Many people, especially adults, aren’t comfortable with the idea of having metal bands and wires in their mouths. This is why many people in Cuyahoga Falls, OH are asking the dentists of Papich-Forsyth DDS & Associates about Invisalign.
The first question many ask is, "Does Invisalign work as well as traditional braces?”
The answer is, “It can.” It just depends on the individual’s situation.
When you have crooked or misaligned teeth, chances are, your Cuyahoga Falls dentist is going to recommend braces. That’s because a straighter smile will go a long way to help improve and maintain oral health, not to mention your self-confidence.
Invisalign is a brand of clear braces, an increasingly popular treatment system that utilizes a series of clear, virtually invisible plastic trays instead of metal brackets, bands and wires. Like traditional braces, Invisalign clear braces are designed for you and only you. Your dentist makes plaster impressions of your mouth and teeth, and from these impressions they will design your Invisalign system to your exact needs. Typically, you wear each tray in the system at least 20 hours every day for a few weeks at a time before changing the trays out for the next set of trays. The total length of your treatment plan depends on your specific case and treatment goals.
While traditional braces are permanently attached to your teeth, Invisalign clear braces are removable. That means you are the one who determines how long they stay in and, ultimately, how long it will take for you to complete your treatment plan. This also means that you must be self-disciplined enough to wear them for the prescribed amount of time necessary to achieve the goals of your treatment plan.
Remember, too, that Invisalign is probably going to take a little longer than traditional braces, because the trays are designed to put less pressure on your teeth.
Invisalign can be very effective for certain issues, so severe bite problems or spacing issues will likely require other options for best results. Still, for mild occlusions or minimally crooked teeth, Invisalign can be every bit as effective as traditional braces.
To find out if Invisalign is for you, contact Papich-Forsyth DDS & Associates in Cuyahoga Falls, OH at (330) 928-1417.