Individuals interested in cosmetic dentistry for teeth straightening are no doubt familiar with traditional braces. These structures are typically made of metal or other hard substances and are directly attached to the teeth, where they are then tightened over time. They can be painful and are extremely obvious to anyone who speaks to the individual using them, which can frequently cause discomfort and embarrassment.
Here at Professional Dental, a different solution is offered to the residents of Irving. Instead of relying upon archaic metal braces, individuals can instead seek Invisalign® treatment.
Invisalign® is a comfortable alternative to regular braces that manages to be almost invisible through the use of clear synthetic aligners. These aligners fit over the teeth and slowly shift them, so the teeth become straighter and more aligned without wires, brackets, and other traditional hardware. The aligners are popular because they apply a gentle, consistent pressure to move crooked or out of place teeth. Using Invisalign® , a patient typically goes through 8 to 12 aligners for a period of 12 to 24 months, depending on the severity of their misalignment.
Invisalign® is popular for many reasons, the most often cited being that they are almost invisible. Adults can wear these aligners and still be seen as capable and professional in the workplace. No one will be able to tell the teeth are being adjusted, even when a patient is smiling, eating, or talking. Invisalign® is often considered more comfortable and less painful than traditional metal braces because there is no unpleasant tightening of wires.
There are also some practical benefits. Patients who want to be able to eat foods like apples and gummy candy can do so without discomfort because the aligners can be removed if necessary. Invisalign® aligners can also be removed when brushing the teeth and flossing.
If you’re interested in Invisalign®️ or other procedures associated with cosmetic dentistry, feel free to contact Professional Dental. We offer some of the best work in Irving and can help you become more comfortable with your smile.