Having straight teeth doesn’t just look nice. Proper alignment is also good for your overall oral health. With advanced Invisalign aligners, you can straighten your teeth in less time and with less hassle than with traditional braces. At Holler Family Dentistry, you can enjoy a straight, beautiful smile in as little as two to twelve months!
What Is The Difference Between Invisalign and Traditional Braces?
Traditional braces are made from a series of wires and brackets. This framework is woven around your teeth and slowly adjusts your alignment over time. Traditional braces are complex, so they are generally installed by a certified orthodontist. Dr. Holler usually recommends braces for those with severely misaligned teeth. Unfortunately, traditional braces have several setbacks. For instance, they limit the types of foods you can eat. Patients with braces can’t chew gum, eat licorice, or enjoy popcorn. Even if you avoid these types of foods, braces can still be challenging to clean and maintain.
Invisalign clear aligners, on the other hand, are simple and easy to use. Aligners straighten your teeth little by little. They are removable – so you can take them out anytime you want something to eat or drink. Aligners are also easy to clean. Because they are removable, you can take your tray out, clean it, and go about your day.
As another benefit, Invisalign allows us to straighten your teeth in less time! Depending on your situation, Invisalign can straighten your teeth in as little as two to twelve months. Alternately, patients with traditional braces can expect their treatment to last two or more years.
Invisalign aligners are a faster, cheaper, and more comfortable alternative to metal braces.
Why Should I Straighten My Teeth?
Orthodontic dentistry is about more than just aesthetics. Straightening your teeth can help correct oral health problems such as:
When left untreated, these problems can lead to serious dental issues such as tooth loss, gum disease, and more.
How Does Invisalign Work?
Invisalign works by straightening your teeth a little bit at a time. Depending on the extent of treatment needed, this can last anywhere from two to twelve months.
To begin, Dr. Holler will take intraoral photos and x-rays of your mouth. He will send this information to Invisalign, where specialists will assess your bite and alignment. You will be treated based on your case type. There are three types of cases; the Express 5 case, Express 10 case, and Full Invisalign case. Your treatment will be longer or shorter, depending on your case type.
If you would like to learn more about Invisalign clear aligners, call our office today at 812-232-6654. One of our friendly receptionists would be happy to answer your questions, explain financing options, or schedule an appointment!