Whether you’re a tween, teen or an adult, there’s no doubt that braces are a pain. Not only are they unattractive and sometimes embarrassing, they can make normal activities difficult (such as eating or brushing your teeth), and simply put, they just get in the way of everyday life.
While braces are more ideal during adolescence, there are many people who end up getting braces as adults. With today’s busy lifestyles, you may not have the time to commit several years to straightening your teeth. Plus, braces can affect your professional goals, personal life and even cause you to avoid photos or smiling and laughing altogether.
Invisalign Gives You Something to Smile About
Today’s modern dental technologies have provided a simple way for people of all ages to quickly, painlessly and invisibly straighten their teeth without having to put life on hold. With Invisalign, there is no need for traditional metal wires and brackets. The aligners are made of a virtually invisible plastic and what you will love most is that people won’t even notice you are wearing them! If you have any of the following dental issues, Invisalign may be an ideal treatment for you:
- Crooked teeth
- Crowded or spaced teeth
- Overbite or underbite
How Does Invisalign Work?
Dr. Macalik uses Invisalign technology and 3-D images to create a custom-made series of aligners that you will wear over your teeth. Each set will gradually and gently shift your teeth based on the exact movements she has planned out for you. It’s as simple and easy as popping in a new set of aligners about every two weeks, until your treatment is complete – about half the time of traditional braces. There are no metal brackets and no wires to tighten. And oral hygiene is a breeze because you will remove your aligners when you eat, drink and brush your teeth.
Advantages of Invisalign
For adults, Invisalign is the ideal smile makeover for an upcoming special event such as a class reunion, wedding or an important job interview. And for kids, they won’t have to miss a beat when it comes to school music activities or sports. Invisalign offers the convenience and flexibility to live your life without the hassles that go along with traditional braces because the treatment is:
- Almost Invisible – no one will even know you are straightening your teeth
- More Comfortable – no bracket or wires mean less pain, trauma and abrasions to your lips and gums
- Removable – eat the foods you love without having to worry
- More Hygienic – remove the aligners to brush and floss
- Convenient – you’ll straighten your teeth in nearly half the time of traditional metal braces with fewer doctor visits and no “adjustments”
A beautiful, healthy and aligned smile can do wonders for your confidence and well-being. If you’re wondering whether or not you might be a candidate for Invisalign, but are not sure if you’re ready for a comprehensive exam, Dr. Macalik can see you for a short complimentary consultation where you can ask any questions you may have. Call our office or request an appointment online.