There are many considerations to straightening crooked teeth, and if you’re an older teen or an adult who requires orthodontic treatment, than many of those considerations are likely of a cosmetic nature. Crooked teeth can visibly mar your smile, but wearing metal braces to correct them may not add to your confidence within your personal and professional life. To address the aesthetic nature of malocclusion while maintaining the utmost discretion, your Beverly Hills orthodontist, Dr. David Alpan, may recommend Invisalign clear braces. By eschewing the traditional bracket-and-wire setup of conventional braces, clear braces are designed for image-conscious patients who may otherwise postpone or neglect a serious dental problem. However, discretion isn’t the only benefit to Invisalign treatment; as removable aligners, clear braces also make good dental hygiene easier to maintain.
A Focus on Convenience
Although they’re called clear braces, Invisalign’s aligners aren’t braces in the typical sense. More accurately, they’re a series of custom-designed aligners that guide your teeth along a doctor-prescribed path of movement to their desired positions. Revolutionizing the approach to teeth-straightening allows clear braces to focus on your comfort, confidence, and convenience, as well as your teeth’s proper alignment. You can remove your aligners while you eat your favorite meals without worrying about what you’ll find stuck in your braces later, or while you brush your teeth to ensure that no bacterial plaque or food debris are hiding behind the metal obstructions.
Hygiene and Orthodontics
If you or someone you know has ever worn metal braces, then you may already recognize that brushing and flossing teeth adorned with braces can be a challenge. Aside from the tight spaces between your teeth, your toothbrush and floss must also content with obstructive brackets and wires attached to your teeth. By making dental hygiene easier, clear braces improve your chances of successfully preventing destructive dental issues like tooth decay and gum disease, which can complicate your orthodontic treatment if allowed to develop.
Learn More from Your Beverly Hills Orthodontist
To learn more about the practical benefits of clear braces, including improved hygiene, schedule an appointment by calling our Beverly Hills office at (310) 888-0066 today for a free initial consultation. For your convenience, we have an office in Beverly Hills, and Los Angeles. We proudly serve patients across all surrounding communities.