Metal braces are what usually come to mind when most people think of orthodontic treatment as this was the standard for many years. Invisalign clear retainers offer patients of ALL ages the opportunity to treat a variety of dental problems, including cosmetic concerns, with clear, ultra-thin removable retainers. Invisalign offers patients the benefit of treatment that is truly “invisible”!
While young patients and teens appreciate the convenience of Invisalign, adult patients who either need or desire orthodontic treatment really love being able to use braces that are unnoticeable!
Annapolis dentist Dr. Lee and his associates will often recommend the use of this clear retainer system when appropriate because of the added benefit of being able to maintain good oral hygiene during treatment because the retainers can be removed for brushing and flossing each day as well as for dental cleanings. No more food particles being lodged between or behind metal braces! This also helps to prevent tooth discoloration and the development of oral health issues such as gum disease.
When appropriate, Dr. Lee recommends Invisalign treatment for a variety of dental health issues:
- Tooth crowding
- Spaces between teeth
- Narrow tooth arches
- Underbite or overbite
To ensure long term results, orthodontic patients need to be committed and adhere to prescribed care, including dietary restrictions, which is often required with traditional metal braces. Invisalign patients will find it easy to follow the treatment plan due to the ease and comfort with which the clear retainers can be removed for cleaning, dental visits and changing into the next retainer. This can be especially important for younger patients who may not be as enthusiastic about orthodontic treatment! In addition, Invisalign retainers will not irritate the soft tissues of the mouth, a common problem for patients using metal braces- especially young patients.
Orthodontic treatment with Invisalign may be the solution for you! Contact Lee, Bonfiglio, Vesely & Associates to schedule a consultation and discuss your options.