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Dentistry At Somerset

Straight Teeth with Confidence, Comfort, Convenience

Unlike a spring blouse or a winter sweater, having straight teeth is always in style. Similarly, having straight teeth increases confidence, and according to a recent study, helps people reach their goals. Fortunately, today anyone can achieve their dream smile with either traditional wired braces or Invisalign clear aligners. If you’re thinking about how straightening your teeth would fit into your life, consider the importance of comfort, convenience, and confidence. If these factors are a priority, you should definitely consider Invisalign.

Comfort 

Invisalign clear aligner therapy is as smooth and comfortable as it sounds. You won’t be nursing sore gums or cut cheeks like you would with traditional braces. Even before you start Invisalign treatment, your experience is more comfortable than that with braces. Instead of having your molds taken with a powder compound or with a puddy material, Invisalign doctors use non-invasive scans which do not cause any elongated mold taking or gag-reflexes and are completed in about 5 minutes. 

 

And while both traditional braces and Invisalign gradually move teeth into desired positions, Invisalign allows patients to remove and reinsert their aligners, as long as they keep them in for 20-22 hours a day. This can help reduce any physical pain and satisfy food cravings. Unlike with braces, Invisalign patients don’t receive food restrictions. They can still eat their favorite foods by simply removing their aligners and reinserting afterwards. Overall, the comfort Invisalign offers patients is unparalleled. Patients looking to maintain their diet, oral hygiene, and a general sense of comfort should consider the comfort of Invisalign. 

 

Convenience

If you want fewer dentist visits and more rapid results, Invisalign may be right for you. Instead of seeing the dentist every few weeks, patients with Invisalign see their dentist every 4-6 weeks. In addition to simply straightening teeth, Invisalign can assist patients with correcting a host of other dental issues, including crossbite, overbite, open bite, protruding teeth, and more. Invisalign also offers ways to increase the speed of treatment, which your doctor can discuss with you.

 

Invisalign patients have much more control in the teeth straightening process. They are in the driver’s seat when it comes to inserting and removing their aligners for sports, eating, and other activities, so long as it doesn’t infringe on the 20-22 hours of wear a day. This can help patients maintain high levels of oral hygiene as they can brush and floss more freely than they could with braces. When comparing the convenience levels of traditional braces to Invisalign, it is clear that Invisalign offers patients the same high-quality results seen with traditional braces, with much more flexibility.

Confidence 

When you aren’t happy with your teeth, you don’t smile as much or you may even hide your smile with your hand. This may negatively affect your self-confidence, your ability to make decisions and your general attitude towards life. Invisalign will correct your smile and enhance your confidence throughout the process. According to a recent study, 50% of Invisalign teens reported higher self-esteem compared to those with metal braces. They were not prone to any external harassment or teasing, and instead felt promise in their teeth-straightening process since they could more clearly see what the outcome would be. The inconspicuous design of Invisalign helps patients achieve the smile of their of their dreams with little or no awareness from others that they are going through treatment.

Call Today 

If you want to have comfort, convenience, and confidence throughout your teeth-straightening process, Invisalign may be right for you. Patients who want a more flexible and painless experience can benefit from the gentle Invisalign material and its removable capabilities. Those who seek to maintain their oral hygiene and their self-esteem can rely on Invisalign aligners’ inconspicuous design. Dr. Jason Niegsch at Dentistry At Somerset in Ames has worked with nearly 300 patients to straighten their teeth and give them a lifetime of healthy smiles. Dr. Jason Niegsch has been able to treat mild to very severe cases of tooth crowding and crooked teeth. Give Dentistry At Somerset in Ames a call today at 515-817-1491.