For those that have crooked teeth or a misaligned bite, traditional braces are not the only option. If you would like to straighten your teeth without the use of brackets and wires, consider Invisalign® in Queensbury, New York. The Invisalign system uses a series of clear, comfortable, removable aligners to straighten the teeth over time. Each set of aligners is worn on the teeth for about two weeks.
Invisalign has several advantages over braces. While traditional braces require metal brackets and wires that can mar the appearance of your smile, Invisalign aligners are clear and virtually invisible. The wires of braces can poke the inside of your cheeks and mouth, causing irritation. Invisalign aligners are made of smooth plastic that feels comfortable in your mouth. Dental hygiene can be difficult with braces, but Invisalign aligners are removable, so you can brush and floss as usual. Those undergoing orthodontic treatment with braces cannot have certain foods, like bubble gum, popcorn, and sticky foods. However, with removable Invisalign aligners, you can continue to eat your whatever your heart desires.
If you would like to learn more, schedule a consultation with our orthodontists. When you visit Bartlett & Alexander Orthodontics, Dr. Alexander, Dr. Bartlett, and Dr. Misner will help you discover if Invisalign is right for you. We are excited to help you reach a straight, beautiful, healthy smile!