Can Invisalign® Be Your Alternative to Braces?

June 7, 2019

Having crooked teeth is big deal, and for many different reasons. For many people, the most noticeable reason is the way tooth misalignment makes their smile look. In fact, improving their appearance is one of the biggest reasons why people choose to straighten their teeth with orthodontic treatment. At our Olathe, KS, dentist’s office, we offer Invisalign® clear aligners, a more comfortable and virtually invisible alternative to traditional orthodontic braces. With Invisalign®, you can correct the many different issues related to crooked teeth, all while keeping your treatment highly discreet.

How Clear Aligners Remain Discreet

There are many different benefits to choosing clear aligners over traditional braces to straighten crooked teeth, and their discreet appearance is only one of them. Invisalign® aligners are made from nearly invisible, BPA-free acrylic that remains unnoticeable throughout the course of your treatment. For the aligners to work properly, they’re also digitally designed to precisely mimic the size, shape, and contour of your teeth, creating a snug fit that ensures your aligners don’t move noticeably as you speak and smile.

How the Aligners Straighten Teeth

Traditional orthodontic braces are designed to straighten teeth using gentle, continuous force. They accomplish this with the help of brackets, which are bonded to your teeth, and arch wire that provides the necessary force. Because aligners don’t have brackets or wires, they approach teeth straightening differently. Their custom shape and design create enough force against crooked teeth to guide them toward straighter positions. As you progress through the series, each aligner guides teeth further until the final aligners complete their movement.

How Invisalign® Affects Your Daily Life

The innovative way that clear aligners straighten teeth creates several additional benefits for Invisalign® wearers besides their highly cosmetic appearance. For example, without having to worry about brackets and wires, Invisalign® can help you accomplish tasks like eating or brushing and flossing your teeth much more conveniently. You can simply remove your aligners temporarily, then replace them once you’ve finished eating or cleaning your teeth.

Learn if You Can Benefit From Invisalign®

If you need orthodontic treatment, then find out if Invisalign® clear aligners can give you a more discreet and comfortable alternative to traditional braces. For more information, schedule a consultation by calling E-Care Dentistry, PA in Olathe, KS, today at 913-210-1701. We also proudly serve patients from Gardner, Spring Hill, and all surrounding communities.