The Benefits of Invisalign®
Many patients love the convenience and simplicity of Invisalign®. This system consists of a series of custom, clear plastic trays which are worn over the teeth, much like a retainer. As the teeth continue to move, the trays are switched out approximately every two weeks. Since the trays are nearly invisible, patients enjoy a more aesthetic appearance while undergoing treatment. In fact, the clear aligners are virtually undetectable to others. Because Invisalign® trays are removable, there are no dietary restrictions. Patients can also brush and floss with ease. It is important, however, to be consistent in wearing the trays. Compliance is the best way to complete any orthodontic treatment in a timely manner!
Invisalign® is great for patients who need simple adjustments to their smile. It must be noted this method of treatment does not address problems with the bite. Therefore, the primary objective is aesthetics rather than function or health.
Choosing Comprehensive Care
Understanding what orthodontics can offer is the best way to determine your goals. If your sole objective is straight teeth, then Invisalign® may be the solution for you. However, if you are striving for beauty, health, and function, you may be better suited for traditional braces.
Dr. Knight practices three levels of orthodontics, which is the most comprehensive approach available. Straightening teeth results in a beautiful smile. However, by addressing teeth alignment, occlusion (your bite), and jaw position, the result is beauty, function, and health. A comprehensive approach helps you invest in your long-term health, and protect your beautiful new smile.