Iris Dental offers a range of treatment solutions for straighter, healthier teeth
Orthodontic treatment used to be considered a treatment for teenagers and kids. Now, however, there are many different treatment methods for straight teeth. Not all of which require metal braces. And not all of them are visible to the naked eye.
Metal-free approach to straighter teeth
Many braces-free orthodontic treatments are available on the market, but are designed to cosmetically straighten your teeth rather than functionally straighten them. The difference is: cosmetic orthodontics only straighten the teeth in your smile zone—this is the 6 upper and lower teeth visible when you smile. This sort of orthodontic treatment looks good but doesn’t really serve any functional purpose.
Functional orthodontics looks at your teeth, jaws and bite in relation to your face and therefore providing tangible health benefits.
A mouth full of straight teeth is healthy because straight teeth are:
- easier to clean and so less prone to gum disease and cavities
- help to maintain proper bite
- better for chewing and so better for digestion
Invisalign: the lifestyle friendly treatment
Invisalign is a series of virtually invisible clear aligners which can straighten teeth as effectively as metal braces. The discreet nature of Invisalign makes the treatment very popular for those whose lifestyle makes smiling with a mouth full of metal an unappealing prospect.
Don’t want to change what you eat while having treatment?
Invisalign clear aligners are removable. All you need to do is brush your teeth after eating but before you replace the aligners. As long as you wear your aligners for minimum 20 hours a day the treatment should progress along as planned.
Fewer dental appointments
Every 2 weeks you will need to change your aligners for a new set to slowly correct the alignment of your teeth. When you visit your dentist, they will give you 2 or 3 sets of aligners each visit. This means you’ll only need to visit every 6 to 8 weeks rather than every 2 weeks.
What Iris Dental can do for you
Invisalign is one of the most popular options because it is lifestyle friendly and effective at straightening your teeth.
The thing to keep in mind with Invisalign is: for it to be effective you must wear it for the allotted time per day. If you don’t wear it for the recommended length of time, it will adversely affect how long treatment takes.
If you would like to know more about why Invisalign is the ideal solution for straightening your teeth, download our FREE guide today.