Metallic wire braces have been the standard for straightening teeth for generations. Although they have been modernized, and remain an effective method for straightening teeth and correcting significant bite and alignment problems (malocclusions), many older teenagers and adults are understandably hesitant to opt for traditional braces. Due to concerns over everything from social pressures to professional considerations, many people prefer an inconspicuous and subtle method to getting straighter teeth.
Dr. Gregory Lamansky, a dentist at Associated Orthodontists in Wausau, Marshfield and Eau Claire, WI, recommends Invisalign clear aligner trays to help to solve the problem of getting straight teeth without braces. Invisalign provides the same orthodontic benefit as braces, without the brackets and metal wires.
Get Straighter Teeth – Discreetly – with Invisalign in Wausau, Marshfield and Eau Claire
The Invisalign system consists of a series of custom designed clear aligner trays that gradually shift the teeth into the desired position. Each tray is worn for a period of approximately two weeks, at which point it is replaced with a new tray to accommodate the teeth’s shifting position. Invisalign trays are worn for up to 22 hours every day, but can be removed to eat, brush and floss, which allows wearers to maintain their oral health and hygiene, as well as continue to enjoy their favorite foods.
Who is Eligible for Invisalign?
Invisalign is a good option for most adults and older adolescents. A comprehensive oral examination by an orthodontist can determine whether Invisalign is a viable option. Forgoing necessary orthodontic care to avoid wire braces and the limitations they may involve is no longer necessary with clear aligner trays. Invisalign is a great option for anyone looking to discreetly straighten their teeth, without having to sacrifice their social life, diet and oral hygiene routine for an extended period of time.
Find an Orthodontist in Wausau, Marshfield and Eau Claire
For more information on how Invisalign can discreetly straighten your smile and help to maintain your oral health, contact Associated Orthodontists to schedule an appointment with Dr. Lamansky today.