The need for orthodontic treatment can present something of a dilemma for adults and older teenagers. Choosing between a straighter, more attractive smile a year or two in the future, while sacrificing the cosmetic appearance of the teeth in the present with metallic braces can be a difficult choice. In the past, people looking for a discreet and inconspicuous, but equally effective, method for fixing crooked and misaligned teeth didn't have many options. But with the advent of Invisalign clear aligner trays, getting orthodontic treatment no longer means having to commit to wire braces for the better part of two years.
Dr. Nicholas Booker, a dentist at Booker Family Dentistry in Trenton, MI, recommends Invisalign as an alternative to braces for adults and teenagers with significant bite and alignment problems.
Straighter Teeth - Without Braces - in Trenton, MI
Like braces, the Invisalign system is designed to gradually shift the teeth into the desired alignment over time. However, there are a number of advantages that make Invisalign an attractive alternative to braces. The trays are custom designed for each patient according to the dentist's measurements and recommendations. Made of high grade clear plastic, they are virtually invisible once in place. Each tray is worn for approximately two weeks and then replaced by the next one in the series until the teeth have been properly repositioned.
The trays can be removed for up to two hours each day, which makes it easier to brush and floss, and maintain oral hygiene and health during treatment. Invisalign users can also continue to enjoy a normal diet and favorite foods without the concerns associated with traditional braces. Depending on the person, straightening teeth with Invisalign can be shorter in duration than braces, which generally require 18 months to two years to complete treatment.
Find a Dentist in Trenton, MI
For more information about Invisalign clear aligner trays, and to find out if it is the right option for you, contact Booker Family Dentistry by calling (734) 675-5700 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Booker today.