Braces are a great way to fix misaligned, crooked or poorly angled teeth. These issues can make your smile less spectacular then you would like it to be. Orthodontic braces fix your teeth over a period of time of roughly 18-36 months. The progression may seem slow but hang in there the results will be great! The traditional method is to have little metal plates stuck on the front of your teeth with a metal wire running the span of your teeth and held together with little rubber bands. The metal really takes over your smile and it makes this method of correction less desirable, especially for adults. One such alternative is invisalign.
Garai Orthodontic Specialists describes invisalign:
The Invisalign System combines advanced 3-D computer graphics technology with 100-year-old science of orthodontics. Invisalign aligners are designed to move your teeth in small steps to the desired final position prescribed by your orthodontist. Dr. Allen Garai will use an Itero laser scan in place of the traditional impressions with two offices in Vienna and Great Falls Virginia. Each aligner is precisely calibrated and manufactured to fit your mouth at each stage of the treatment plan. Your first step is to visit our office to determine if Invisalign is right for you. After sending precise treatment instructions, Invisalign uses advanced computer technology to translate these instructions in a sequence of finely calibrated aligners — as few as 12 or as many as 48. Each aligner is worn for about two weeks and only taken out to eat, brush and floss. As you replace each aligner with the next, your teeth will begin to move gradually — week-by-week until the final alignment prescribed is attained. Then you’ll be smiling like you never have before!
For adults and teens alike invisalign is a great option. You don’t have to be embarrassed about having a mouth full of metal and you will be able to continue your life just like before with no interruptions. Invisalign has a larger range than traditional braces do but they will still have the same end result as traditional braces. It is also very important that you have an experienced orthodontist to properly perform the work. Having a good orthodontist will really make a world of difference.
Another option is Lingual braces. Lingual braces are just like traditional braces except instead of being installed on the outside of your teeth they are installed on the inside of your teeth. Lingual braces are virtually undetectable and people will only be able to tell if you have them if you let them know. The benefit of these is that you do not take them out like you do the invisalign, they stay in your mouth until it is time to remove the braces at the very end of treatment.
These are two great options offered at Garai Orthodontist Specialists. They do a great job of assessing your situation and recommending the best solution. The orthodontists are top in their field and will help give you the smile you have always wanted.