The Main Benefits of Invisalign
Written by Torrey Hills Dental
If you are interested in straightening your smile but don’t want to deal with a mouthful of metal with traditional braces, it may be time to start talking to your dental team about your options. The field of orthodontics has changed dramatically over the years, and now patients have more options than ever when it comes to improving bite alignment and smile imperfections. Drs. James and Brian Tasto of Torrey Hills Dental in San Diego, CA are committed to helping patients learn about alternatives to traditional metal braces, including Invisalign treatment.
Understanding how Invisalign works
Invisalign works differently than traditional orthodontic treatments. Instead of gluing metal brackets to the front of a tooth and connecting them with adjustable wires, Invisalign moves teeth while patients wear clear aligner trays. These trays are custom-fabricated for a patient by the Invisalign laboratory. An entire series is designed to get patients from their current smile to a more attractive smile over several months. Patients can place and remove their aligners as needed, allowing them to care for their smile just as they did before. Patients can feel confident throughout treatment.
What are the benefits of Invisalign?
Invisalign aligners have many advantages when compared to alternative treatments. Below are a few of the benefits that make patients choose Invisalign treatment with their dentist:
- Invisalign allows for movement of the teeth without metal brackets and wires
- Invisalign trays are easy to place and remove for eating, brushing, and flossing
- Invisalign trays are difficult to discern while patients are wearing them, improving patient confidence
- Invisalign trays are worn for two weeks at a time as patients progress through their custom series
- Invisalign allows patients to maintain a healthier smile
- Invisalign is comparable in cost with traditional braces but is the “clear” choice for many
- Invisalign can be used for both teenagers and adults to realign the smile and bite
- Invisalign is best for patients with mild to moderate malocclusion
Invisalign vs. braces: which is best for me?
During a consultation visit with Drs. James and Brian Tasto, patients can ask their team about the differences between Invisalign aligners and metal braces. Most patients will find that Invisalign treatment is comparable in cost and that using aligners may be easier and less noticeable for patients. Our dentists will ensure patients have the information they need to make a knowledgeable decision regarding their upcoming orthodontic treatment. We work alongside patients to talk about the advantages and disadvantages of each so patients can make a selection that meets their budget and expectations.
Do I still need traditional braces?
Some situations might arise in which patients are not proper candidates for Invisalign and may be better suited for traditional metal braces. This includes patients with severe overcrowding or malocclusion that cannot be repaired with Invisalign trays. These patients are referred to a local orthodontist in the area that has worked regularly with our patients and provides reliable, affordable braces. We will only recommend Invisalign treatment if a patient is a good candidate for it.
Ready to learn more about Invisalign in Carmel Valley?
Patients of the San Diego, CA area who desire a properly aligned smile for appearance and function may hesitate to talk to their dentist for fear of needing traditional metal braces. However, Drs. James and Brian Tasto of Torrey Hills Dental find that many patients are proper candidates for Invisalign aligners. Take charge of your smile’s appearance by calling our team and scheduling an appointment. The office is located at 4765 Carmel Mountain Road, Suite #101, and can be reached at (858) 523-1330.