Last week, we gave you the straight facts about crooked teeth, including their functional importance beyond the cosmetic appeal of your smile. Nevertheless, Dr. Young understands that knowing the complications of crooked teeth may not help appease your apprehension about wearing metal braces to correct them. Luckily, your Lafayette dentist offers Invisalign clear braces to help you straighten your teeth discretely, maintaining your confidence throughout the course of your orthodontic treatment.
Not Braces, Exactly…
The secret to clear braces is that they aren’t braces, exactly; at least, not by the traditional definition of braces, which apply force to move your teeth through interconnected brackets and wires. Instead, Invisalign consists of a series of removable, clear acrylic aligners, each of which progressively moves your teeth into their desired positions. While traditional braces require regular visits to adjust your wires, treatment with clear braces progresses by simply exchanging your current aligner for the next in the series.
Convenience and Discretion, All in One Place
If you’ve ever worn conventional braces, then the advantage of removing your braces at-will may be automatically apparent. Among the immediate benefits of removable aligners is that you can continue to eat and clean your teeth with relative ease, rather than struggling to clean around complicated metal components. By removing your aligners, you can more effectively brush and floss your teeth, reducing your risk of tooth decay and gum disease complicating your treatment. Also, you can temporarily remove your braces for social events or important business meetings to ensure discretion and confidence, as long as you replace them as soon as possible.
Learn More About Invisalign Clear Braces at Your Lafayette Dentist’s Office
If your teeth are less-than-straight, don’t hesitate to learn your options for straightening them for the good of your overall oral health. To learn if clear braces are right for you, schedule an appointment with your Lafayette dentist by calling Dr. Young at (337) 237-6453. Located in the 70508 area, we proudly serve patients from Lafayette and all surrounding communities.