Having the perfect smile can boost anyone’s self-esteem. Since most people consider a perfect smile to be one that involves pearly white straight teeth, many consider having wire braces installed to achieve the look they’ve always dreamed of.
While metal braces are a very popular and effective option, they aren’t always your only choice. Read on to learn more about Invisalign in Lincoln Park, and how these clear mold aligners can help you achieve a smile you’ll love.
What Is Invisalign and How Does It Differ From Braces?
Invisalign clear aligners are molds fashioned and customized to train your teeth to move in a specific direction. With 75% predictability, these aligners are an effective way of straightening your teeth without the embarrassment of having to wear metal braces.
Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign molds can be removed at any time, without hassle. You can simply remove the trays from your mouth and put them back in when you are ready. Some reasons you may consider removing your trays are for special occasions, photographs, or eating.
Also, because Invisalign molds are so easy to remove, they are also very easy to clean. While Invisalign does sell cleaning kits to accompany their products, you can just as easily clean your trays by using a toothbrush, toothpaste and warm water at home.
Are There Any Downfalls to Using Invisalign?
Like anything else, Invisalign clear aligners do come with a few downfalls. First, these clear aligners have to replaced by your dentist about every two weeks. This step is necessary to ensure that your molds are putting the correct amount of pressure on teeth to yield the result necessary for a straight smile.
Another potential con is that Invisalign aligners must be left in for at least 22-24 hours. This means that, although you can take them out, you must be careful not to leave them out for too long. Otherwise you will be wasting money, and your molds will be rendered ineffective.
Lastly, Invisalign may not be appropriate for severely crowded, crooked, or misshapen teeth. Therefore, you should be sure to check with your dentist before deciding if Invisalign is the truly the best option for you.
All in all, Invisalign clear molds have many benefits, and also a few downfalls. Nevertheless, if you are interested in seeking out your options for Invisalign in Lincoln Park, visit us at Art Of Modern Dentistry, or check out our website at artofmoderndentistry.com.