Straightening without the Metal Mouth

invisalignAs a nation we like straight teeth. That explains why statistics show that up to 80 percent of U.S. teens have some sort of orthodontic treatment.

But no one likes the metal wires and bands, the poking and rubbing, the whole “metal mouth” business.

Well, maybe you don’t have to go the metal route to straight teeth. Maybe you can have Invisalign with the team at Kalil & Kress.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a tooth straightening process that uses clear plastic trays in lieu of the traditional metal bands and wires. Invisalign can be used to correct mild to moderate orthodontic needs.

Invisalign trays are custom designed to the individual patient. Each tray is worn for two to three weeks until the teeth have been moved to the full degree for that tray. Then the tray is discarded and the next tray is used for the next two to three weeks. This process continues until the full amount of adjustment has been made.

Invisalign can correct these orthodontic problems:

  • Crooked teeth
  • Unevenly spaced teeth
  • Overcrowding
  • Mild to moderate bite problems

Why should I use Invisalign?

Everyone loves having a metal mouth, right? Uh, no. Invisalign has numerous advantages over traditional braces beyond just the visual part.

The visual aspect is the main selling point, however. Because Invisalign trays are made out of clear plastic they are virtually invisible when worn. Even when talking to a person in close proximity, the other person cannot see the Invisalign tray on the wearer’s teeth.

Second is comfort. Metal bands rub on the wearer’s lips and cheeks. The wires periodically poke the tongue and cheeks. With Invisalign there won’t be any need to cover bands with wax to make them tolerable. The smooth plastic used in the trays isn’t uncomfortable in the least.

Third, they’re easy. Metal braces are difficult when eating, actually making some foods like corn on the cob and chewy items off limits. Plus, food gets caught in the bands. Flossing and even brushing is a chore. When you need to clean your teeth with Invisalign, you simply remove the tray and clean away. The same goes for flossing. Plus, you can eat whatever you want.

Interested in straightening your teeth without the pain, literally and figuratively, of braces? Call the team at Kalil & Kress, 603-880-7004, and ask us about Invisalign.

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