Brace face. Metal mouth. Tinsel teeth. Zipper lips. Braces are great at straightening teeth, but they also provide plenty of material for teasing. While you might be able to laugh at yourself as your teeth move into their proper places, you may not want to put up with the preconceptions that go along with braces. If you are an adult, you don’t want to look unprofessional. If you’re a teenager, you probably don’t want braces to show up in your yearbook photos. Fortunately, traditional metal braces aren’t the only way to get a healthier, more attractive smile. Invisalign in Grapevine can deliver results without many of the drawbacks of their old school counterparts.
The Clear Choice
Invisalign is the clear choice for getting straighter teeth — literally. It uses a series of transparent thermoplastic liners that don’t scream, “Hey, I’m wearing braces!” to everyone you meet. It’s possible that onlookers will be able to tell you’re wearing Invisalign, but it won’t be the first thing they notice about you.
The Removable Choice
You have to wear regular old braces 24/7. With Invisalign, you must keep the aligners in for 20 to 22 hours each day, but the great thing is that they’re removable. Therefore, you don’t have to worry about the dietary restrictions that come with traditional brackets and wires. You’ll be able to enjoy those crunchy chips, raw carrots, and gummy bears that you love.
Also, because Invisalign is removable, they make it much easier for you to keep your teeth clean. You won’t have to worry about using a special tooth to maneuver under wires.
The Faster Choice
Traditional metal braces may take 18 months to two years to do their job. That can seem like forever, especially if you want your teeth to be straight by the time you go to prom or when you become eligible for that big promotion.
Invisalign takes about a year on average. Of course, the duration of treatment varies from case to case. Your cosmetic dentist in Grapevine will talk to you about your projected timeline for straighter teeth.
The Comfortable Choice
If you’ve ever known anyone who had metal braces, you’ve probably heard complaints about how uncomfortable those brackets and wires can be. They can irritate teeth, gums, and lips, perhaps even cutting into soft tissues. It’s even worse if a wire gets broken or something gets stuck in the braces. Ouch! With Invisalign, you won’t have to worry about any of that. Plus, Invisalign is more comfortable for your partner on date night. Wink, wink.
Do you want straighter teeth? Whether you’re a teen or an adult, Invisalign is the clear choice for you. Why not talk to your dentist in Grapevine about it?
About the Dentist
Dr. George Martin takes pride in providing compassionate, high-quality dental care to folks in Grapevine. As an Invisalign provider, he will be happy to talk to you about how you can achieve straighter teeth. Please feel free to contact us at 817-481-1041.