Before you know it, you’ll be sitting at a table full of you closest relatives about to dig into a Thanksgiving feast. Some you will have seen often, while it may have been years for others. You want to look your best for the people closest to you, and straightening your teeth would be a great way to accomplish this. However, you can’t imagine sitting down and facing everyone with a mouthful of braces. Not only would they stick out, but you wouldn’t be able to enjoy your seasonal favorites as much. You can start straightening your teeth today AND look your best this holiday all thanks to Invisalign in Jacksonville from Dr. Larry Young.
In the past, the most reliable way to straighten your crooked teeth was with metal braces. While these were very effective, they often impacted the one thing you were trying to improve: your appearance. They also could be very uncomfortable on the lips and gums and force you to change your diet. Advances in orthodontic care looked to fix these problems, which led to the development of Invisalign. Invisalign uses a series of clear plastic aligner trays to gradually straighten your teeth. The trays are worn in a specific order to fit your teeth at each stage of treatment. They are custom made for only you, assuring that they are both comfortable and effective. You simply need to wear each tray for 22 hours a day for about 2 weeks before moving onto the next one. You don’t need to wait till after the holidays to start straightening your teeth.
Advantages Over Braces
You might still be asking yourself, “Why would I get Invisalign instead of metal braces?” The trays have a number of advantages when compared to the brackets and wires of traditional braces:
- Appearance: Unlike metal braces, Invisalign is nearly invisible when worn. The clear plastic is so transparent that only you will be able to tell that you have them on.
- Removable: The trays slip on and off your teeth similar to a mouth guard. This means that you can take them off whenever you need to eat or clean your teeth.
- Comfort: The smooth plastic is less irritating to the surrounding lips and gums than metal braces.
- Time: Invisalign requires less frequent visits to the dentist to monitor your progress. A quick trip every 6 weeks will assure that everything is going smoothly.
The sooner you get started with Invisalign, the sooner you will have a straighter smile. There’s no need to wait this time of year because Invisalign is orthodontic treatment that accommodates your life, not the other way around.
How Do I Get Invisalign?
The only way to get Invisalign is to come visit your dentist in Jacksonville at Larry Young Dental. That way Dr. Young can examine your teeth and see if it is the right solution for you. He will evaluate the health of your teeth and gums as well as the severity of your misalignment. Invisalign is best for adults and older teens because it requires a certain amount of discipline to wear the trays every day, so it is not often recommended for young children. Once you have both decided to go with Invisalign, Dr. Young will take a series of x-rays and 3D scans of your teeth. These will be sent to a dental lab and used to help fabricate your aligner trays.
Have Any Questions?
If you would like to know more about how you can start straightening you teeth today and still be Thanksgiving ready, please give us a call. You can improve your smile and not have to deal with the look and discomfort of metal braces. We’re ready to help your smile in a way that seamlessly fits in with this time of year.