For many adults, they would love to straighten their teeth, but this presents a distinct problem. They feel like they have to either leave their smile how it is or deal with the hassles of wearing metal braces for years on end. Neither option is that great! Thankfully, Epic Family Dentistry now has a better one for patients in this exact situation: Invisalign. With it, you can finally get the perfectly straight smile you’ve always wanted without sacrificing your daily appearance in the process!
Instead of brackets and wires, Invisalign® uses a series of clear plastic aligner trays to gradually move the teeth into their correct positions. A patient simply has to wear each tray for about 2 weeks for 20-22 hours a day before moving onto the next one. After they have gone through their entire series, they should have a beautifully straight smile looking back at them in the mirror!
Patients love Invisalign® because the trays are so subtle looking that their friends and coworkers usually have no clue they are straightening their teeth until the treatment is already over. Plus, the trays are easily removable, so patients can enjoy their regular diet and oral hygiene routine as well. Invisalign® has even been shown to straighten teeth faster compared to regular braces in many cases! Most treatments only take about 12-18 months, while braces typically require about 2-3 years!