Everyone wants a beautiful smile. That’s why teeth whitening is so popular. But white teeth alone aren’t enough to make a smile beautiful. One important part of a beautiful smile is having straight and well-aligned teeth. Have you always wanted to straighten your teeth but dreaded the thought of living with a mouthful of metal braces? Invisalign® from the skilled dentists at Uptown Dental Associates in Albuquerque, NM may be the answer to getting a beautiful smile without pain, inconvenience, or embarrassment!
The Problems With Traditional Braces
Traditional metal braces use brackets attached to your teeth and connected by wires. It’s a tried and true approach that provides a lot of benefits but comes with a lot of drawbacks. Those drawbacks can include:
- Pain and discomfort from the metal in your mouth
- Nicks and cuts on your tongue, gums, and the insides of your cheeks
- Embarrassment due to the obvious appearance of traditional braces
- Difficulty cleaning thoroughly around braces
There’s no question that metal braces are best for very complicated orthodontic cases. That’s a decision that only a dentist trained in orthodontics can make. But for most people, Invisalign provides a comfortable, confident alternative.
Invisalign® is Different
Instead of metal, Invisalign clear aligners are made of smooth plastic. You wear them for 22 hours a day for best results, removing them to eat and to clean your teeth as you always do. You can wear them for fewer hours a day but it’ll take longer to get the results you want.
The aligners fit snugly over your teeth and are nearly undetectable when in place. You can sleep in them with confidence that they’ll stay put.
Your series of customized aligners gradually shift your teeth into the desired position. You change to the next one in the series about every three weeks. In a surprisingly short time, Invisalign can correct:
- Crooked or misaligned teeth
The length of treatment depends on how much your teeth need to move to give you the result you want. Compared to traditional braces, though, Invisalign is much more comfortable, far more discreet, and often much faster. That makes Invisalign the choice of working professionals everywhere.
Is Invisalign Right For You?
Your path to a straight, confident smile begins with a call to our Albuquerque, NM office. Dr. Ryan Shepherd or Dr. Devon Rasmussen will perform a careful examination and then discuss your goals for your smile. He’ll determine whether Invisalign or some other form of orthodontic treatment will be best for your circumstances.
If Invisalign is the best solution, your doctor will take precise impressions of the inside of your mouth. The impressions will allow him to plan your treatment and create your clear aligners. Depending on your particular treatment plan, you’ll see us periodically to check your progress.
With Invisalign, you can have a straight, beautiful smile with minimal if any discomfort and maximum confidence!
Get the straight, beautiful smile you’ve always wanted. Call our Albuquerque, NM dental office today at 505-407-8781 or fill out our online form to request an appointment.