If you have crooked teeth, orthodontics can help you straighten your smile. But many patients worry that the treatment will interrupt their daily routine.
Invisalign clear plastic aligners can be more subtle than traditional metal braces. Dr. Scott McElroy, an orthodontist in San Ramon, CA, describes how Invisalign can provide a less disruptive treatment to straighten your teeth.
One reason that patients may hesitate to pursue orthodontic treatment is their concern for their appearance during the course of this treatment. The wire and brackets of metal braces are highly visible and obstruct the luster of your smile.
Invisalign features clear-colored aligners that offer a discreet appearance during the teeth-straightening process. They are constructed based on 3D imaging of your unique teeth to ensure a secure fit that will not slip out of place at inopportune moments.
This customization gives you a subtle, more natural look during orthodontic treatment. Invisalign provides a more private approach to teeth-straightening than other orthodontic options.
No Dietary Limitations
Orthodontic patients are often warned not to eat sticky, chewy, or hard foods, such as caramel or popcorn. These items can harm metal braces and result in expensive or inconvenient emergency orthodontic repairs.
Invisalign aligners are removable and can be taken out of the mouth while you eat. This means that orthodontic treatment will not have to restrict your diet.
Removable aligners have the added benefit of making it easier to practice good oral hygiene. You can remove Invisalign to brush and floss your teeth as you normally would without disruption. You will also be able to brush and rinse Invisalign to keep your aligners clean.
Fewer Scheduled Appointments
Many individuals worry that committing to orthodontic treatment will involve scheduling frequent orthodontist appointments that can interfere with your regular routine. Metal braces do require visiting your orthodontist for tightening every few weeks.
Invisalign treatment involves replacing aligners every two weeks, but you can talk to your dentist about having these new aligners delivered to your home. This way, you do not have to take time out of your schedule to visit your orthodontist.
Invisalign and Other Orthodontics in San Ramon, CA
McElroy Orthodontics offers Invisalign to patients of all ages in San Ramon, CA. Dr. McElroy also helps patients with braces, retainers, and other orthodontic care. To schedule an appointment with us, contact our office online or reach us by phone at 925.415.4045.