Patients with crooked teeth often ask their dentist about orthodontic treatment. Metal braces will straighten teeth, but Invisalign offers another way to fix crooked teeth. Invisalign is a cosmetic treatment that features sets of clear plastic aligners worn over a patient’s teeth most of the day for several weeks to straighten teeth. Dr. Paul Larsen, a dentist in Bountiful, UT, describes the benefits of using Invisalign to align your teeth.
Straightens teeth effectively
Invisalign is an effective cosmetic treatment that is safe for patients of all ages. These oral apparatuses can fix crowded teeth, an overbite, an underbite, gaps between teeth, a crossbite, and other alignment issues. It can be difficult to brush and clean your teeth adequately if they are crooked. This can lead to tooth decay, gum disease, or other problems that may require costly dental work down the road. With Invisalign, you can have straight teeth and keep good oral hygiene. You can also have a beautiful smile that will boost your confidence.
Invisalign aligners are clear in color and are not as obviously visible to others as metal braces can be. For patients seeking cosmetic treatment such as straightening teeth, it can be disheartening when the process itself is not aesthetically pleasing. Invisalign allows for treatment to be discreet without compromising results.
You can also schedule fewer appointments with your dental professional with Invisalign. Metal braces require tightening from your dentist or orthodontist every few weeks. Invisalign allows an option where new aligners can be sent to you without visiting a dentist’s office. You can complete your dental work without interrupting your routine.
Easy to keep clean
Invisalign aligners should be worn most of the day but can be removed while eating. Because the fixtures are not in your mouth while eating, they can be kept clean from stray food debris that can get caught in the wire of metal braces. The aligners can also be brushed and cleaned effectively when they are removable. Proper oral hygiene includes brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing daily. To ensure your teeth remain healthy during treatment, you should maintain good oral hygiene habits.
Invisalign cosmetic treatment in Bountiful, UT
Larsen Family Dentistry offers Invisalign and other cosmetic dental treatments to patients in Bountiful, UT. Dr. Larsen also provides general and restorative dentistry services to patients of all ages. To schedule an appointment with us, contact our office online or reach us by phone at 801.228.0155.