When we tell our patients that they can be treated with Invisalign, many are surprised to find out that they don’t need braces to straighten their teeth. Dr. Luis always explains that “teeth do not discriminate between metal or plastic. They just know that they are being moved by forces, that if applied correctly will allow them to move in a certain direction.” However, Dr. Luis will always evaluate a patient to determine if their orthodontic problem can be best treated with braces or Invisalign. What most people and even many dental professionals are not aware of, is that there are several situations where Invisalign actually provides a better option than braces.
Invisalign can be used to correct many orthodontic problems such as crowding, spacing, deep bites, open bites, crossbites, Class II and Class III malocclusions and even cases that require extractions or surgery. Invisalign trays are not only more comfortable than braces, they are also removable. This allows patients to brush and floss their teeth without the obstacles of wires and brackets. This also allows you to eat the foods you love that may be forbidden with regular braces. Additionally, you avoid the discomfort that braces may cause which can include poking wires, mouth sores, and other trauma caused by broken appliances.
Of course, the reason our patients like Invisalign so much is because most people don’t even realize that you are going through treatment since they are practically invisible. And even if a special occasion requires that you remove the trays, go ahead and place them back in when it is over.
Can’t get much better than that!