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Cosmetic Dentistry: Traditional Braces Vs Invisalign

Person holding invisialign invisible bracesEvery child dreads getting braces. You are stuck with this wire mouth for three to five years forced to deal with all the inconveniences that come attached. Whether it is awkward pictures or food constantly getting stuck in your teeth, braces can come with a lot of hassles. There are other ways, however, to get perfectly straight teeth, through cosmetic dentistry without having to go through all the embarrassments and discomforts of traditional braces. Invisalign can give you the perfect smile you always wanted without the troubles.

What is Invisalign

Beginning in 2000, Invisalign became a viable option for achieving the perfect smile for you or your children. Molded specifically to your teeth, the Aligner trays are made of smooth, 100 percent BPA-free plastic. Your Bellevue dentist takes X-rays and impressions of your teeth to create a precise 3D image of your mouth. Your Bellevue dentist then configures the aligner trays to your specific measurements to straighten gradually your teeth to the desired position.

The Benefits of Invisalign

Unlike traditional braces used for cosmetic dentistry, Invisalign is discrete. Designed to be “invisible” the trays are clear and form to the contours of your teeth. The amount of time you need to wear your Invisalign are drastically shorter than that of traditional braces. Instead of having to suffer for three to five years, you will get the smile you want in as little as six to twenty-four months. You will only need to come in to see your Bellevue dentist every four to six weeks instead of much more frequent visits with traditional braces.

Maintenance for your Invisalign are much simpler and promote better hygiene than traditional braces. Because you can remove the Invisalign when eating, you will not get all types of foods stuck in your teeth, and you are also not limited to the types of food you can consume. Flossing and brushing are simple as you do not have to change the method, unlike traditional braces in which can be difficult and take twice as long to complete properly.

The experts at Smiles of Bellevue will be able to monitor your progress and ensure that you are getting the results you want. Schedule your appointment today with one of our Bellevue dentists by calling us at 425-455-2424.

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