Are you embarrassed when you smile? Are you sure people are looking at your teeth and judging them?
A bright smile with straight teeth goes a long way in increasing self-confidence, especially now when it seems like everyone has picture-perfect teeth. And that’s not your imagination.
People really do want and have nicer smiles than in the past. Cosmetic procedures have increased by 12% in the last decade alone.
If you’ve been considering getting your crooked teeth fixed but are dreading the thought of metal braces, there’s another option.
Read on to find out more about the best way to straighten your teeth without anyone knowing!
The Secret to Straight Teeth
The secret to straight teeth without bulky, unsightly metal braces is Invisalign. We’ve created this guide to help you determine whether Invisalign is right for you.
What Is Invisalign?
Let’s start with a brief overview of Invisalign. Simply put, Invisalign is a form of braces that uses clear aligners to treat teeth-related issues.
These clear aligners are made using 3D technology, and unlike metal braces, they are not attached to the teeth. They can be taken in and out, and they are nearly invisible! Most people won’t even know you’re wearing them.
Invisalign can be used to treat overbites, underbites, overcrowding, and spacing issues.
How Does Invisalign Work?
The process of getting Invisalign starts with having a consultation with an experienced Invisalign-trained dentist.
If your dentist determines that Invisalign is a good choice for you, he or she will create a custom treatment plan for you. This will include how long you’ll need to wear the aligners for and how your teeth will move.
Your dentist will use a scanner to take 3D images of your teeth or will take physical impressions. These images will then be used to make custom aligners, which you wear for 20-22 hours a day.
You will have a series of aligners made that will gradually move your teeth into the desired position. As your teeth move, new aligners will be created for you.
What Are the Benefits of Invisalign?
The biggest benefit of choosing Invisalign over traditional braces is that the aligners are almost invisible. You’ll be able to straighten your teeth without anyone knowing!
The treatment process is also significantly shorter with Invisalign. Most adults only need to wear the aligners for about a year.
There are other benefits as well. Most people find that the Invisalign process is much less painful than traditional braces. And because you can take the aligners out, it is easy to eat, floss, and brush your teeth.
Finally, straight teeth aren’t just a cosmetic issue. They are important for your health too! Straight teeth are easier to keep clean and are better for your gums.
Ready to Take the Next Step?
Of course, Invisalign isn’t a magic treatment that will fix your teeth without any work on your part. The most important thing you can do to ensure success is to wear your attachments for the full 22 hours a day.
If that sounds like something you can commit to, or if you’d like to learn more about Invisalign, contact Pacific Beach Smile Studio today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Hernandez.