Many patients visit our Washington, DC dentist office looking for ways to straighten their crooked, misaligned teeth. Fortunately, Dr. Nishan Halim is able to offer Invisalign clear braces as an alternative to traditional braces. Invisalign has several benefits when compared to traditional, metal braces. Learn more about the three major benefits that you will enjoy with Invisalign treatment:
Invisalign is invisible.
Traditional orthodontic solutions usually involve straightening your teeth with metal brackets and wires being firmly attached to your dental structures during treatment. With Invisalign, you don’t have to worry about enduring several months or even years with metallic hardware attached to your dental structures. This is because Invisalign operates as a clear aligner system. Each aligner is similar to a retainer in structure. You will rotate to a new aligner every few weeks based on your given treatment plan. The aligners are made of see-through, plastic material that is easy to clean and is very discreet even when in use. No one should be able to tell that you are undergoing orthodontic treatment unless you remove the Invisalign aligner in front of them. This brings us to our next benefit….
Invisalign is removable.
Invisalign’s removability is a major benefit of this treatment option. You don’t have to worry about any oral hygiene challenges or dietary restrictions with Invisalign. Simply remove the aligners whenever you want to eat or drink something besides water. This is a major difference when compared to traditional orthodontics, which usually involves patients making major lifestyle alterations for the sake of their dental hardware. You can also remove your aligners to brush and floss your teeth without having to navigate around your orthodontia to clean your smile. As long as you wear your Invisalign aligners an average of 20-22 hours a day, your treatment plan will progress as intended.
Invisalign requires less time spent in the dental chair.
When you have traditional metallic braces, you have to sit in the dental chair every few weeks to have your braces tightened. This is how the metallic system works, slowly applying pressure using tightened wires that pull the teeth toward each other. On the other hand, all of your Invisalign aligners are given to you upfront though, meaning you don’t have to keep returning to the dentist’s office each time you need a new aligner. While we will schedule some follow up appointments to ensure that your treatment plan is progressing as intended, you will spend significantly less time in the dental chair with Invisalign than you would with traditional braces.
Schedule An Invisalign Consultation
Interested in discreetly straightening your smile? Schedule an appointment with Dr. Nishan Halim, your experienced cosmetic dentist in Capitol Hill, DC. We look forward to seeing you soon,.