The benefits of straightening your teeth and smile are numerous, ranging from enhanced aesthetic beauty to improved biting function and optimized jaw alignment. While the long-term advantages of orthodontics are undeniable, many patients can be reluctant to begin treatment due to the discomfort presented by traditional orthodontic techniques. Metal braces have proved to be a highly effective way to straighten the teeth, but they can also be a source of great self-consciousness for the wearer as their smile is overtaken by bulky wiring and brackets. What’s more, patients with traditional braces often must contend with inconveniences like gum irritation, a restricted diet, and a meticulous maintenance process to keep the metal wiring clean of food particles. Aiken cosmetic dentist Trey Vereen, DMD offers patients with mild to moderate cases of tooth crookedness and malocclusion a better solution to straighten their smile in the form of Invisalign® clear aligners.
Invisalign® can allow adult patients (as well as teens) to achieve an even and beautiful smile discreetly, without the discomfort and inconveniences of traditional braces. Using a customized series of ultra-thin aligners that are virtually invisible, teeth are gently guided into a straighter position—often during a faster treatment period than metal braces. For the right candidate, the unobtrusive teeth-aligning process with Invisalign® includes the following benefits:
- Clear aligners enable patients to straighten their teeth inconspicuously at social events and special occasions
- Aligners are removable, allowing patients to enjoy an unrestricted diet, as well as to eat and clean their teeth with ease
- Treatment typically involves less office visits than traditional braces
- Teeth can achieve the proper positioning in less time when compared to braces
Dr. Vereen would be happy to evaluate your candidacy for Invisalign® during a consultation. These transparent aligners can address many cases of malocclusion and misalignment, but in some situations traditional braces may remain the best treatment option. To learn more about our orthodontic services, or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Vereen, please contact our practice today.