Straightening a smile is a great idea for cosmetic and dental health reasons. Teeth that are properly aligned are more attractive, easier to clean, and can promote good dental health. However, facing the reality of traditional orthodontics turns many patients off to seeking treatment. Thanks to advances in dental technologies and treatments, patients visiting Thompson and Frey Cosmetic and Family Dentistry of Owensboro can enjoy clear orthodontics with Invisalign treatment.
Invisalign is an orthodontic system that uses clear aligner trays. A series of trays are made for a patient from the Invisalign laboratory using impressions of the dental arch. The trays are worn for two weeks before the next tray is used. These are worn all day and night, and are only removed for eating, drinking, and cleaning the teeth and tray.
There are several advantages to utilizing Invisalign treatment over traditional metal bracket and wire braces:
Invisalign offers patients a discreet method in straightening their smiles. The teeth are left visible, and others are not aware that patients are wearing aligner trays unless noted.
Traditional metal braces can be extremely uncomfortable. They can rub against the inside of the mouth and cause sores. Invisalign aligners are made of smooth, medical-grade plastic that is easy and comfortable to wear.
Brushing and flossing teeth with traditional brackets and wires can be difficult. It makes it hard for patients to maintain good oral health. With Invisalign, patients can remove the aligner trays and easily brush and floss their teeth to enjoy the benefits of beautiful, clean smiles!
Food restrictions are a common complaint of traditional orthodontic patients. Some foods can get stuck in brackets and wires or cause the wire to break. With Invisalign treatment, Owensboro patients can enjoy any of their favorite foods and candies without worry of their orthodontic treatment.
At Thompson and Frey Cosmetic and Family Dentistry in Owensboro, we happily provide two orthodontic treatments for patients: Invisalign and Six Month Smiles. They are both wonderful alternatives to traditional orthodontics and can be completed by Drs. Thompson and Frey in their state-of-the-art dental practice.