A smile can say a lot about a person. That may sound shallow, but the fact is that you can be judged by potential employers, friends, and strangers based on the quality of your smile. A crooked smile can tell someone that you just don’t care how you look, because they know that you can have a crooked smile fixed if you wanted to by having orthodontic treatment.
When you are choosing where you have your orthodontic treatment performed, you should do your research to determine how each doctor thinks orthodontic treatments should be carried out. At Forever Young Dentistry, Dr. Michael Young believes that Invisalign clear braces are the most practical way to straighten your teeth. He believes this because he has seen the results that Invisalign returns, and he has heard the testimonials of many patients who have had their orthodontic treatment through Invisalign.
Invisalign got its start straightening teeth in 1997 and have only gained steam in the world of orthodontics ever since. Invisalign uses retainer-like mouthpieces to straighten your teeth to the point where you’ll love looking at your smile in the mirror. Perhaps the biggest advantage that Invisalign clear braces have over traditional metal braces is that the clear aligners are removable, which makes for more enjoyable meals and simpler teeth cleaning.
Even though they are removable, they still are required to be worn for at least 22 hours a day. The only times that we suggest removing them is to eat and to clean your teeth. This still beats having to pick out pesky food that is stuck in your brackets and in between your wires that you’d run into if you had traditional metal braces.
Another advantage of Invisalign clear braces is that they are comfortable. Even though you will have to wear them for at least 22 hours, a good chunk of that will be spent sleeping with them in your mouth. They are so comfortable that they won’t affect your sleep! You can rest easy with Invisalign clear braces.
When your orthodontic teeth straightening process is complete, you’ll need to continue to wear a retainer while you sleep to make sure that your teeth don’t shift back to the way that they were before orthodontic treatment. In some cases, we’ll continue to use Invisalign as a retainer, and if you have veneers, we’ll use a removable appliance. It is extremely important to remember to wear your retainer. We have seen numerous cases where someone has forgotten or neglected to wear their retainer consistently, and their teeth shifted back to the way that they were before orthodontic treatment. Doing this is a waste of your time and money that you spent getting your teeth straightened with Invisalign clear braces. Keep your teeth straight for life instead!