Even if you never needed braces as a child, your teeth may still grow out of alignment long past your childhood. If you did receive orthodontic treatment, but your teeth once again become crooked (known as an orthodontic relapse), then you will likely have to straighten them again. Fortunately, older teen and adult patients with a variety of alignment issues can often find a convenient and discreet solution that doesn't require traditional metal braces. With Invisalign® clear braces, you can enjoy a straighter, more confident, and more appealing smile using a system of removable, nearly invisible aligners. Besides being more discreet, the aligners can also make your treatment more convenient by doing away with obtrusive brackets and wires.
A Close Look at Invisalign®
When you think of braces, you might automatically envision a complex system of brackets and wires. The system provides continuous but gentle pressure to gradually realign crooked teeth. By contrast, Invisalign® consists of aligners that fit firmly over your teeth. The aligners are designed as a series and work to slowly guide your teeth further towards their desired positions every time you change them.
Invisalign® aligners are crafted from clear, virtually-invisible plastic, and thin enough to not distort the shape of your lips when placed over your teeth. They can also be removed for close-up photos and selfies to ensure your treatment's discretion.
Removing your aligners for a few moments will allow you to brush and floss your teeth as you normally would. Without having to maneuver your toothbrush and floss around complex braces, you can more successfully clean food particles and harmful plaque from your teeth to better prevent tooth decay, gingivitis, bad breath, teeth stains, and more.
ABOUT YOUR BELLEVUE, WA, DENTIST:
Awarded America’s Top Dentist since 2008, Neda Sayyah, DMD, is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) and the National Association of Professional Women (NAPW), and is certified in the use of dental sedation through the DOCS Education program. Dr. Sayyah is also certified to provide Invisalign® clear braces for teens and adults. To learn more, call our office today at 425-688-0197, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Located in Bellevue, WA, we proudly serve patients from Bellevue, Kirkland, Redmond, Seattle, Mercer Island, and all surrounding communities.