Happy holidays Eugene! Welcome back to the going dental health blog of Eugene Family Dental. 2016 is just a few extremely short and busy weeks away. As you begin to brainstorm about about what your new year’s resolutions will be, we have an idea. If you have crooked teeth, make 2016 the year you finally do something about them!
At Eugene Family Dental in Eugene, OR we offer Invisalign orthodontics as an alternative to traditional adult braces. Studies have indicated that up to 25 percent of the adult population of the United States could benefit from adult braces. Yet many adults are reluctant to undergo treatment with traditional adult braces.
We completely understand why you might be hesitant to commit to orthodontic treatment with traditional adult braces. For one, traditional adult braces simply take forever. Most patients have to wear traditional adult braces for two years or longer! Who has time for that!
Secondly, traditional adult braces are ugly. It’s hard for any self-respecting adult to face the idea of walking into their workplace or university with a mouthful of metal brackets and wires. The appearance of traditional adult braces could lower your self-esteem and your self-confidence, making you reluctant to speak in the workplace or even in social gatherings.
But Invisalign at Eugene Family Dental in Eugene, OR, completely eliminates those concerns. In today’s post, we’re going to look at several aspects of orthodontic treatment with Invisalign. We’ll compare Invisalign vs. braces, and explain both the mechanics and treatment process of Invisalign.
Invisalign vs Braces
Both traditional adult braces and Invisalign are used treat orthodontic issues with your smile. Patients often have a misconception that Invisalign can only be used to treat minor cosmetic issues such as slightly crooked teeth or small gaps between their teeth. But the truth is that Invisalign from Eugene Family Dental in Eugene, OR, is as effective as traditional braces at treating other issues including gapped teeth, overbites, underbites, open bites, overly crowded teeth, and even crossbites.
How Does Invisalign Work?
Traditional adult braces use old-fashioned metal brackets and wires to realign your teeth. This process can be long and quite uncomfortable. Invisalign does use metal, wires, or brackets! Instead Invisalign uses patented aligner technology to realign your teeth.
When you come into Eugene Family Dental in Eugene, OR, we’ll begin by examining your teeth to see if you’re a candidate for Invisalign. If you are, we’ll take a 3D scan of your teeth. This information is used by Invisalign to create a series of custom, clear, plastic aligners. You wear these aligners and gradually they realign your teeth in a completely pain-free manner.
The Invisalign treatment process has many advantages for working adults. First, before you even begin treatment we can show you a digital preview of what your smile will look like after you complete treatment with Invisalign. That means there’s absolutely no surprises: you’ll know exactly how long your treatment will last and what you can expect your smile to look like when we finish. If there’s an aspect of your smile preview you’d like to adjust, we can do so!
Perhaps most importantly, Invisalign aligners are barely visible in your smile. Many patients have come into our comfortable and modern office and told us that no one even notices that they’re wearing their aligners! That makes it an excellent choice for working adults.
How Long Does Invisalign Take?
Treatment with Invisalign at Eugene Family Dental in Eugene, OR, varies slightly from patient to patient. But in nearly every case, treatment with Invisalign is faster than treatment with adult braces. Most patients can expect to be wearing their aligners for about one year, half the time they’d be in metal brackets and wires!
You wear your Invisalign aligners for about 22 hours out of the day. They are removable when it time for you to eat or brush your teeth. That will save you a lot of time and hassle caused by traditional adult braces. It’s also acceptable to take out your aligners temporarily for an important social function like a wedding.
Make An Appointment
Are your ready to learn more about Invisalign? Then schedule a risk-free consultation at Eugene Family Dental in Eugene, OR. Isn’t about time you had a smile you were proud of? Call us today at 458-205-5189.
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