Looking to treat misaligned, crooked, gapped, or overcrowded teeth? Known as the “clear braces” option, Invisalign might be the solution you’ve been searching for.

Metal braces were once the “go-to” treatment for straightening teeth. However, the good news is that times have changed. There are many orthodontic appliances to choose from these days, but Invisalign is becoming a popular option.

young woman holding up her Invisalign clear braces

What Is Invisalign?

Invisalign are clear orthodontic aligners. You wear them for two weeks at a time. After every two weeks, you throw away the current set you have and move on to the next. These trays are removable but have to be in your mouth for at least 20-22 hours, each day. As every two weeks come and go, your teeth slowly (and surely) move into a straightened position. You need to visit your dentist’s office every few months to evaluate your progress.

First off, you’ll book an x-ray appointment at a dentist in Las Vegas. There, you discuss goals for your smile and the entire treatment. As well, digital impressions are performed, sent to a lab, and aligner sets are made. It’s a simple and easy process.

Please note, every smile is different. The average commitment for these aligners is just under two years. However, some can be as quick as six months. It all depends on the patient and the severity of the straightening that needs to be addressed.

Are You A Candidate for Invisalign?

Invisalign is a great orthodontic option, but the treatment is not for everyone. Most dentists will agree that these clear aligners work best for patients with mild-to-moderate smile issues.

Overall, they can help with the following alignment or spacing problems:

  • Overcrowding
  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Gapped teeth
  • Crossbite
  • Crooked teeth

5 Benefits of Invisalign

More and more people turning to Invisalign. That’s because teenagers aren’t the only dental patients in Las Vegas looking to straighten their teeth these days! Invisalign offers an option that is free of wires, braces, and brackets! No more metal can be an appealing option to many.

Added benefits, listed below.

1. They’re Invisible

Firstly, one of the key benefits of this orthodontic treatment is that the aligners are invisible. The clear trays are hard to notice. This is a major advantage for adults who don’t want to place a spotlight on their smiles. Sometimes, metal braces can make you feel as if everyone is staring at your teeth.

2. Comfort Is the Key

While Invisalign might seem like the natural choice for adults, it’s also something to consider for your child or teenager. Especially if they are in a band or play sports. Invisalign’s clear trays are smooth plastic and customized. Therefore, they are more comfortable in your mouth than metal braces. Besides, no extruding or sharp edges to worry about.

3. No Dietary Restrictions

Often, many complain about food restrictions linked to traditional braces. Another major benefit is that you can eat whatever you want with Invisalign. There are zero food restrictions because the aligners are removable. No need to worry about food offered at parties or gatherings.  In fact, you can munch to your heart’s content on foods that are hard, crunchy, sticky, or chewy! Eat whatever you want because nothing is off-limits with Invisalign.

4. Oral Care Is a Snap

Those removable trays make your oral health care routine a snap! You can stay on track with your brushing, flossing, and mouth wash regimen without any concern. After all, a clean smile is a healthy smile. Not to mention, staying on track with oral care is also key to your overall health.

Clean your aligners nightly, too. This is to ensure no buildup occurs. You can simply rinse and brush your Invisalign after you’ve taken care of your teeth and gums.

5. A Real Time-Saver

Lastly, other teeth straightening alternatives can take time, with added scheduled appointments. Overall, this treatment saves you time in that dentist’s chair. With Invisalign, you only require maintenance every six weeks.

Yes, dental visits are vital in maintaining healthy teeth, mouth, and smile. However, everyone is on the go these days. Therefore, the less time you spend at the dentist means more time to do the things you love.

Book a Consultation With Las Vegas Invisalign Dentist Dr. Polley

Interested in straightening your teeth? Consider the benefits connected to Invisalign. To book an initial consultation, please contact our Invisalign dentist, Dr. Polley at our Las Vegas dental office by calling (702) 873-0324. You can book online appointments, too. We can talk about the pros and cons of this orthodontic treatment to determine if it is the right option for you.