Your smile is your greatest asset, so it’s important to wear it with confidence. Unfortunately, everyone isn’t born with a straight set of pearly whites. Additionally, choosing to undergo orthodontic treatment is a huge decision and an even bigger investment. But, thankfully, there are other options available these days aside from traditional metal braces. One of the more appealing and less invasive options is Invisalign®.
Invisalign may be the right route for your if you’re fed up with feeling self-conscious about your crooked teeth each time you smile. And we here at the office of Timothy E. Mickiewicz, DDS can guide you through the entire process from start to finish. This cutting-edge orthodontic treatment offers a more modern alternative to metal braces, using a sequence of clear aligners that gradually adjust your teeth over time. So, if you’re prepared to improve your oral health and the appearance of your smile, there are plenty of reasons for you to consider Invisalign.
Using a 100 percent custom-made series of aligners, Invisalign slowly straightens misaligned teeth and shifts them into place without you even noticing. The best part? These clear aligner trays are made of a smooth plastic. And much like fingerprints, no two trays are exactly the same. Dr. Mickiewicz will work with you to identify your specific correction needs and configure the proper treatment plan.
Comfort and Convenience
Anyone who has ever sported traditional metal braces understands the discomfort that accompanies them—eating, drinking, soreness, etc. With Invisalign, the patented thermoplastic that makes up your aligners trays is not only gentle on your gums, but completely removable. This makes them easier to clean than metal braces and the best part… you don’t have to worry about any food restrictions. You can just take the trays out and clean them whenever and wherever.
It wasn’t that long ago when people had to resort to metal braces to straighten their teeth. Part of Invisalign’s appeal is that the aligners are made of a virtually invisible clear plastic. Because the trays are so inconspicuous, no one will really be able to notice that you are undergoing any treatment.
Conventional metal braces require a lot of maintenance to adequately straighten teeth. They need to be consistently tightened and adjusted, which often results in mouth pain, jaw soreness, etc. Braces also contain wire and protuberant pieces of metal that can easily puncture and irritate the inside of your mouth. On the contrary, Invisalign is smooth and devoid of any sharp edges or metal bits, making it an ideal option for those with sensitive gums.
Unlike metal braces, Invisalign yields little-to-no surprises. Regular maintenance appointments are few and far between, making the process easier to manage. In fact, office visits surrounding Invisalign treatments are often more relaxed and less time-consuming. Since the orthodontists aren’t twisting wires or adjusting brackets, the appointment focuses more on how the patient’s treatment process is coming along.
Get your Dream Smile with Invisalign
Are you ready to discreetly achieve the straighter, more beautiful smile you’ve always wanted? To learn more about Invisalign, or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Mickiewicz, feel free to call our Sacramento, CA dental office at 916-469-9178 or contact us online anytime. We’d be more than happy to answer any Invisalign-related questions you may have!