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Do you wish you could have straight, even teeth every time you see a picture of yourself smiling? You probably know that this outcome is possible for you through the help of dental work, but if you’re an adult or teen, the prospect of braces probably seems daunting at best. It’s hard to imagine seeing a mouth full of metal every time you look in the mirror, potentially for a couple of years.
Fortunately, that’s not the only option to having a great smile you’re happy about. You can avoid the pain and inconvenience of invasive orthodontic work and instead see cosmetic dentist Dr. Tang for Invisalign clear aligners.
What Are the Benefits of Invisalign?
As you could imagine, the top benefit of Invisalign aligners is that they’re unobtrusive. They feature thin, translucent plastic trays molded to the shape of your teeth, so they’re hardly noticeable at all. They don’t impact your appearance or speech, so you’ll be able to effortlessly wear them to work or school without embarrassment. This is much better than braces, which are highly noticeable even if you wear the clear kind.
Beyond their translucency, Invisalign clear aligners are also non-invasive and removable. Braces require adhering the brackets to the surfaces of teeth and wrapping bands around the molars. If you skip the braces and go for veneers for straighter teeth, you generally need to get your teeth shaved down, and the veneers are added permanently. Unlike the invasive natures of these methods, you simply put in Invisalign aligners like you would a fitted mouthguard, and you can take them out at any time. They non-invasively cover the teeth rather than being attached to the teeth.
Being able to remove aligners is another benefit. Not only does this give you the freedom to not wear them during special or professional occasions once in a while, but it also allows you to eat and clean your teeth better than if you wore braces. You’ll have no restrictions on your diet and you can thoroughly clean your teeth and gums, which are improvements for your oral health and overall health. You also won’t have the risk of mouth abrasions or braces emergencies.
Invisalign doesn’t work for every single case, but it does provide an effective alternative to braces in most cases. It can fix a variety of dental issues, including some of the most common problems you’d be looking to solve. These include crooked, crowded or gap teeth, as well as overbite, underbite or crossbite. Are you trying to solve one of these concerns that Invisalign helps? If not, a dentist can help you figure out whether Invisalign will work for you.
How Does Invisalign Work?
Invisalign is an FDA-approved treatment that uses clear aligners to gently push your teeth into a different position over time. One set of aligners will slightly move your teeth, then you’ll switch to a new set after about two weeks for a slight adjustment. You continue with this process until the end of your treatment plan, which can last a few months up to a couple of years depending on your case.
The first set of aligners is custom-molded to your teeth, while the following sets are designed with slight adjustments to gradually shift your teeth according to a treatment plan. Dr. Tang uses 3-D computer imaging to give you an accurate, effective treatment plan and to show you the finished results you can expect before you even get started. Although you switch aligners every two weeks, you only need to visit for checkups about every six weeks. These are simple progress reports without the need for adjustments like you would have with braces.
Invisalign Clear Aligners in Long Beach, CA
Long Beach, California is the perfect place to show off your bright whites instead of covering them up with braces. You can look your best while also improving the position of your teeth by using Invisalign clear aligners as your treatment method. A visit to Dr. Tang’s dental office can show you whether Invisalign will work for your situation and help you reach your smile goals. Make your consultation appointment through our website or by calling (562) 498-2354.