It’s easy to show off your best smile with Invisalign, the modern teeth straightening alternative to traditional metal braces. Invisalign uses barely visible clear trays to straighten the teeth. It is a great option for teens and adults who want a straighter smile, but don’t like the look of regular braces. The dental office of Dr. Joseph R. Hendrick, Jr. offers patients Invisalign in Shelby, NC.
Invisalign is a teeth straightening alternative to traditional metal braces. Invisalign uses clear aligner trays that fit over the teeth and help reposition and straighten them just as the brackets and wires of metal braces do. The primary differences between Invisalign and braces are that the trays are both clear and removable. The trays are also custom fit to each patient’s mouth and patients usually receive a new set of aligner trays every few weeks to accommodate their repositioned teeth. In Shelby, NC, Invisalign is an excellent option for achieving a straighter smile.
Advantages of Invisalign
There are several advantages to getting Invisalign for straightening your teeth. Unlike traditional metal braces, Invisalign’s clear aligners are not the first thing people see when you smile. They are designed to be practically invisible. Invisalign aligners are also more comfortable than metal braces; the trays are made from a soft plastic material that sits comfortably over the teeth. There are no hard brackets or wires to poke the mouth like metal braces.
Another advantage of Invisalign is that, since the aligner trays are removable, they can be temporarily taken out for eating, drinking, brushing and flossing. Being able to remove the aligners when eating prevents food particles from getting trapped, as is the case with metal braces. Plus, it is easier to clean the teeth more thoroughly when the aligner trays are removed.
Invisalign can help you show off your best smile. To learn more about Invisalign in Shelby, NC, schedule an appointment with Dr. Hendrick by calling his office at (704) 484-0077 or (704) 482-8336.