If you have crooked or misaligned teeth, you might be interested in treatment from your dentist to straighten your teeth. However, many dental patients hesitate to pursue orthodontics that may detract from their smiles’ appearance during the course of treatment.
Invisalign offers a subtler teeth-straightening solution compared to traditional braces. The expert team at Barataria Dental of New Orleans, LA describes how Invisalign treatment can straighten your teeth without disrupting your life.
Traditional braces feature metal wires and brackets that can be noticeable to a casual observer. This may not be appealing for dental patients who hope to straighten their teeth without detracting from their smiles’ appearance.
Invisalign uses clear-colored aligners that are constructed using 3D imaging of your unique smile. This makes the fixtures less noticeable to the public and ensures a secure fit so that you do not have to worry about slippage. You can smile with confidence while enhancing the look of your teeth.
No Dietary Restrictions
Patients with traditional orthodontics are often instructed to avoid chewy, sticky, or hard foods, such as popcorn or caramel, to avoid breaking wires or brackets. Invisalign is removable so that you can take the aligners out of your mouth while eating.
You do not have to alter your diet to straighten your teeth. This feature also allows you to have improved oral hygiene compared to other orthodontics because you can adhere to your usual teeth brushing and flossing routine. You can also rinse your aligners easily to keep them clean.
Fewer Dental Visits
Patients may worry that committing to straightening their teeth may require them to schedule multiple dentist or orthodontist appointments, taking time away from their busy lives. Metal braces do require tightening from a dental professional in-office every few weeks.
Invisalign replaces aligners every two weeks to straighten your smile, but dentists often offer an at-home delivery option for patients. This way, you can receive replacement aligners in your home without interrupting your schedule.
Invisalign Treatment and More in New Orleans
Barataria Dental offers Invisalign and other cosmetic dental treatments to patients in the greater New Orleans, LA area. Our practice also specializes in restorative and general dentistry for patients of all ages. To schedule an appointment with us, contact our office online or reach us by phone at 504.358.8632.