A teenager who does not want to have braces due to their visibility and unwanted embarrassment is likely to grow into an adult with some crooked teeth who may think it is too late to straighten out the problem. They still may even have the same complaints about braces at this older age. Cosmetically braces can be very obvious, and the wire and metal braces may even lead to some injury if the adult or teen is active in sports. There can be a different approach to teeth straightening that is much less noticeable and safer. Invisalign is an approach that realigns the teeth using clear, practically invisible braces.
The Advantages of Invisalign
The Invisalign braces are constructed from a mold taken from your teeth. The teeth will be gently moved throughout the process to their desired position. Braces, with their pressure from tightening, may be less comfortable and may be in the way when it comes to brushing and flossing. This is a major advantage that Invisalign has over braces. They can be removed not only when brushing, but also when participating in sports and other physical activities.
The process can take less time than traditional braces, and can possibly be completed within a year to a year and a half. It’s possible that every two weeks you will be fitted with a new set depending on how fast your teeth move closer to the desired goal. A consultation with the Cosmetic Dentist in Staten Island can be done to make sure you or your teen is a proper candidate for this alternative to braces.
Drs. Galligan and Villa Dental Studio is the choice for those who want Invisalign in Staten Island. They can answer all your questions and have you or your teen well on the way to a better smile made possible by this alternative to metal braces.