If you’ve been putting off straightening your teeth because you’re afraid it’ll mean putting up with metal braces for a year or more, call S&G Family Dentistry at 913-945-1612 to find out about the many advantages of Invisalign!
Because not all patients looking to straighten their teeth want to go about it in the same way, we offer a handful of different orthodontic treatments at our Leawood, KS dentist office. So you can make an informed decision, we’ll assess your situation thoroughly and review the various options you can consider.
Compared to other orthodontic services, Invisalign offers many perks because they are:
- Available as an Invisalign Express treatment for minor cosmetic misalignment
- Less likely to cause a dental injury
These features may not seem like such a big deal if you are still unsure of whether you should choose traditional braces or Invisalign. To put them into perspective, we’ll pick three of them and offer some examples and a larger context.
Enjoy Nearly Invisible, Comfortable, Convenient Invisalign
Many of our patients choose to straighten their teeth using Invisalign aligners for one reason and one reason alone: because they are discreet and almost impossible to notice. This is true for both teenagers and adult patients. No one likes to feel self-conscious about their smile. Whether you’re going in for a job interview or your teenager is nervous about their first day of high school, Invisalign will blend in so no one will know about this cosmetic dentistry treatment!
Many view traditional braces that use wires and brackets as a way of solving one problem by creating another. You’ve merely shifted the cause of your self-consciousness to another source. In contrast, Invisalign uses transparent aligners that are custom-made to precisely fit your smile. They sit flush against your teeth and are practically invisible.
Because Invisalign aligners are made with smooth plastic instead of metal wires and brackets, they are also very comfortable. You may even forget that you’re wearing them! People with traditional braces often (justifiably) complain about the metal brackets and wires irritating the inside of their lips and cheeks. The space that braces take up may not seem like a lot but many patients also find they take some major getting used to.
And last but certainly not least, Invisalign is incredibly convenient because the aligners are removable. As long as you wear your Invisalign aligners for 20 to 22 hours a day, you’ll get a straighter smile over time.
If this doesn’t seem like the major perk that it is, you obviously haven’t had to endure the frustration of changing your diet and oral hygiene habits because of traditional braces. With Invisalign, you can enjoy corn on the cob and caramel apples with no trouble this fall.
Because you can take your Invisalign aligners out for normal brushing and flossing, you won’t have to use special brushes and techniques to keep your chompers healthy and beautiful. You’ll be able to thoroughly clean your teeth every day like normal, avoiding discoloration and other issues from creeping up underneath metal brackets and wires.
You can also take out your Invisalign aligners for special occasions. Invisalign aligners are already pretty tough to spot, but if you want to be totally sure that your date or interviewer won’t know you’re improving your smile, you can just take them out and put them back in after!
If you have any questions about Invisalign, feel free to ask us during your consultation for orthodontic treatments. We can explain some of the other advantages and compare Invisalign to other options with you. With our help, you’ll get the straight set of teeth that you’ve always dreamed of and get them in the way that suits your lifestyle.
For patients that are self-conscious about multiple smile flaws, we can also combine Invisalign with other cosmetic treatments. Once your teeth are nice and straight, we can brighten them with a professional teeth whitening treatment, for example.
Because we want our patients to be as comfortable as possible during visits to our Leawood, KS dentist office, we offer many amenities to put you at ease, including:
- Warm blankets
- Soft pillows
- TVs to entertain and distract you while we work
We want your experience to be as pleasant as can be!
Improve the alignment of your teeth and show the world a more confident you by visiting S&G Family Dentistry for Invisalign! Call 913-945-1612, stop by our Leawood, KS office in person, or use our online form to book your consultation.