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Invisalign vs regular braces

Did you know that your smile is the first thing people notice about you? Without proper teeth care and taking care of those pearly whites, you can never achieve a great smile. For people who want whiter teeth, teeth whitening applications are available. For people who would like straighter teeth, braces are the option. At first thought, the word braces scares some people. Many of my patients automatically think of big metal brackets.

The good news? Invisalign.

Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment which uses clear, removable teeth aligners instead of traditional metal braces. Invisalign is completely “invisible”, which makes it harder to see than traditional wire and braces. Invisalign is very popular among adults and teens who want to straighten their teeth without the look of traditional metal braces.

Regular metal braces are far more complicated than Invisalign. With regular braces, you have to deal with brackets and wires, and wires are known to poke and irritate the mouth. Regular metal braces also require a great deal of work. You have many food restrictions, and it is complicated to floss and brush with brackets and wires.

With Invisalign, you’re aligners are basically invisible. They are smooth and comfortable, and you can remove them whenever needed. This makes eating, flossing, and brushing your teeth much simpler.

Dr. McDowell has participated in many hours of post graduate study pertaining to orthodontics and invisible braces. With new techniques some orthodontic cases can be completed in as little as 10 months. Thanks to CAD CAM technology, Invisalign is able to transform smiles in months without wires. Some orthodontic cases will need traditional braces, but with modern technology even traditional braces are less noticeable and more comfortable than ever.

If you have any questions or concerns about Invisalign or any other general dentistry questions, Dr. Shane McDowell and his staff are here for your every need. We invite you to call our personable staff today at 239-936-0597 or visit our website to make an appointment.

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