You decided to take a leap this year and host the holiday’s at your house. While that might be a few weeks away, you need to get started on sending your holiday cards out today to everyone who will be attending, as well as those who won’t. This is probably the most nerve-wracking part of the process for you, because the last thing you want to do is send out dozens of pictures of your crooked teeth. You wish you could start getting them straightened today, but you can’t imagine greeting relative after relative at the door with a mouthful of braces. Dr. Larry Young, your dentist in Jacksonville, can help you start straightening you teeth today and still be holiday ready thanks to Invisalign.
How Does Invisalign Work?
Previously, the only way to straighten your teeth was with metal braces. Your dentist or orthodontist would cement the brackets and wires to your teeth and there they would stay for the next 1-2 years. Metal braces can really change your appearance for the worst, and even make it difficult to eat the holiday foods that you look forward to each year. This may make you want to wait to start straightening your teeth till after the holidays. However, with Invisalign, you can start today and not affect this festive time of year.
Invisalign uses clear plastic aligner trays worn over your teeth as opposed to brackets and wires. These trays are made to be worn in a series so that they gradually and gently bring your teeth into alignment. Each tray is custom made to fit you at each stage of your treatment. You simply wear a single tray for about 22 hours a day for 2 weeks before moving onto the next. After you have worn all of the trays, you will have a straighter, more beautiful smile.
Invisalign vs. Braces
Many adults and teens prefer Invisalign in Jacksonville over traditional braces for a number of reasons:
- The Look: Invisalign is almost completely unnoticeable when worn, unlike metal braces. This comes in handy since you’ll be taking a lot of pictures this season.
- Removable: One of the biggest advantages is that you can take off Invisalign whenever it suits you, whether you are sitting down to a meal, or need to brush your teeth.
- The Fit: Braces often irritate the soft tissue of the gums and lips, but Invisalign is smooth and fits seamlessly into your mouth.
- The Time: You only need to visit the dentist’s office every 6 weeks or so to make sure you are progressing as planned. This is less than patients who have metal braces.
How Can I Get It?
The only way to get Invisalign is to visit Dr. Larry Young. He will look at your teeth and gums and see if you are a good candidate for Invisalign. This typically means that you have decent oral health, do not have any extreme alignment problems, and are disciplined enough to wear the trays every day. Once you have both decided that it’s the right decision for you, Dr. Young will take multiple x-rays and 3D scans of your mouth so a dental lab can fabricate your unique aligner trays.
Want to Know More?
Still have questions about Invisalign? We’re more than happy to answer them, so just call us today. You don’t need to wait when it comes to improving your smile thanks to Invisalign.