If you have been longing for straighter teeth your whole life, you may be thinking that goal has passed you by since you never had the chance to get braces as a teenager.  Now that you’re an adult, you likely don’t want to be burdened with wearing cumbersome metal braces that not only detract from your appearance but may be uncomfortable to wear.  But have you considered straightening your teeth with Invisalign?

Invisalign Plastic Aligners

Invisalign is an orthodontic option that many adults are turning to today.  The treatment option entails a series of clear plastic aligners that are virtually undetectable when worn as they gently move your teeth into their proper position.  Each aligner in the series is worn for approximately two weeks.  During that time, the aligners work to move your teeth in much the same way as metal braces would do.  The big difference is that during the process, you can barely see that you are wearing anything on your teeth.

Not only are the aligners aesthetically superior to metal braces, but since there are no sharp bands and brackets covering your teeth or sticking into your gums, the entire process is more comfortable.  All you have to do is pop your aligner into your mouth and you’re done. You don’t have to sit in the dentist’s or orthodontist’s chair for long periods of time either to have your braces adjusted.  In fact, the entire system is created at once based on a series of digital images.  Based on the starting alignment of your teeth and where they should be, the aligners in the series are fabricated to gently shift your teeth into position.

Another benefit to wearing Invisalign is that you can eat or drink anything.  Since the aligners can be removed when you eat, you don’t have to worry about limiting your menu just because you want straighter teeth.  Just pop out the aligner before you sit down to a meal or snack and enjoy whatever you’d like.  Then when you’re done, the aligners go right back in your mouth to continue the job they are designed to do.

So if you have been wondering if you missed the boat on having straight, beautiful teeth because you never had braces as a teen, think again.  Invisalign may be just what you’re looking for!

For more information about Invisalign, contact Park Dental Care in Queens at 718-274-1515.

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