Invisalign

Invisalign in Athens, GA

If you or your teen are in need of orthodontic work, consider Invisalign as an alternative to traditional braces. You likely know that Invisalign is an “invisible” alternative, and this advantage is not insignificant. However, you may not know that its biggest benefit is actually a healthier, cleaner mouth. Read on to learn more about these benefits as you consider which orthodontic treatment is right for you.

Better Dental Health

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Traditional braces frequently increase the risk of both tooth decay and periodontal (gum) disease. It’s easy for food and bacteria to get caught, and even the most dedicated flossers will find it difficult to clean around the brackets and wires completely.

The average time spent in braces is one to two years--enough time for the exposed surface of the teeth to change in color or condition, potentially leaving unsightly spots once the brackets are removed.

Avoiding dental hardware means your teeth will be easier to clean and your gums will stay healthier. You’ll remove your Invisalign aligners to eat, brush, and floss, allowing you to clean your teeth thoroughly and reduce a variety of risks to your oral health.

Greater Self-Confidence

If you’re considering Invisalign for your teen, think about how grateful they’ll be never to earn the nickname “metal-mouth”. The teen years already come with a fragile sense of self-esteem. Letting them show off straighter teeth without flashing a mouthful of silver can truly impact their life in a positive way.

If you’re an adult considering Invisalign, you might be closer than you think to the smile you’ve always dreamed of. Invisalign allows you to be more comfortable in social situations and maintain a confident, professional image while your teeth gradually move closer to perfection.

Invisalign For Teens

Clear aligners for adults have been available for over a decade, but until recently they weren't recommended for teens in most cases. Why not? Chiefly, for two reasons: It was thought that teens wouldn't always wear them for the recommended 22 hours per day; also, since many teens have some permanent teeth still erupting (emerging from below the gums), the precisely planned movement of the teeth might be disturbed.

Luckily, technology has come to the rescue. The first problem is addressed by “compliance indicators” located on the aligners themselves. These colored dots fade over time as the aligners are worn in the mouth, showing whether or not you've followed the plan. To solve the second problem, aligners made especially for teens come with “eruption tabs” built in; they are designed to hold space for teeth that have not yet fully erupted.

Today, more people than ever — both adults and teens — are finding that clear aligners suit their needs best. Are you one of them?

Ready for Invisalign treatment? Call Bella Dentistry, LLC in Athens, GA today at (706) 546-7722 to schedule an appointment!

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