When you find out that your teeth are crooked and you need orthodontic treatment to straighten them, several different things can run through your mind. The first may be concern over how braces might make your smile look, especially if your confidence is an important part of your career. However, other concerns often involve how wearing braces could affect your daily life, from what you eat to how difficult it is to brush and floss your teeth. Fortunately, many patients in North Hollywood, CA, can straighten their teeth with Invisalign® clear aligners rather than traditional orthodontic braces, which can make their treatment significantly more comfortable and convenient.
How Invisalign® Works
The secret to Invisalign® aligners is that, instead of brackets and wires, they shift crooked teeth using their innovative, highly precise designs. The aligners come in a series that you cycle through in the course of your treatment. Each one moves your teeth until they meet the aligners shape, then the next aligners continue moving your teeth until they’re all in optimal, symmetric positions. The aligners are made from clear, biocompatible acrylic, which makes them nearly invisible, and because they’re constructed as single appliances, you can easily remove them when necessary.
Daily Hygiene with Invisalign®
The most notable benefit of Invisalign® is that the aligners are virtually invisible so no one will notice that you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment. However, the aligners can be temporarily removed for certain actions, which makes them as convenient as if you weren’t wearing them. Simply take them off before brushing and flossing your teeth, and then place them back again after you’ve cleaned them. This helps ensure that you can successfully keep plaque and tartar at bay to prevent them from causing tooth decay, gum disease, or more.
Learn if Invisalign® Is Right for You
The fact that Invisalign® aligners are temporarily removable makes them as convenient as they are discreet. For more information, or to find out if Invisalign® is right for you, schedule a consultation by calling Modern Smile in North Hollywood, CA, today at 818-763-9353. We also proudly serve patients who live in Burbank, Toluca Lake, and all surrounding communities.