For those who feel self-conscious wearing traditional braces, Invisalign® may be a great alternative option. Invisalign® consists of clear, plastic aligners custom-made to fit your teeth. These aligners will need to be worn between 20 and 22 hours each day, meaning that they can be removed to eat or brush your teeth.
Unfortunately, Invisalign® is really only used for cosmetic changes in your smile. If you are suffering from a jaw or bite problem, braces may still be the right choice for you. This is because Damen braces are able to correct the alignment of a tooth’s root, which Invisalign® will not be strong enough to achieve. Dr. Kuhni can help you decide if Invisalign® is a viable option for you!
The length of an orthodontic appointment with Invisalign® is often much shorter than with traditional braces.
You won’t need to worry about cleaning around brackets and wires, which can sometimes make your oral hygiene routine more difficult.
Because Invisalign® can be removed during meals, you won’t need to worry about foods sticking to brackets. There are no food constraints with Invisalign®.
Invisalign® is much less conspicuous than traditional braces. Many people won’t even notice that you’re wearing them!