When asked to define a beautiful smile, people often use words like “bright” and “straight” in their definition. But, unfortunately not everyone has bright and straight teeth. When teeth are crooked, there may be a certain perception about the person behind the smile. Because we tend to be naturally aware of what creates an attractive smile, problems such as gaps or overlapping teeth in our smile can affect our self-esteem. This doesn’t have to happen; nor does correction have to come from standard orthodontic treatment. In our Tysons Corner Dental Art Center, many patients can see the results they want through a course of Invisalign.
Invisalign is a popular and one of the most reliable options if you are planning to straighten your crooked teeth. When patients visit SmilePerfectors, they often ask dentists about this unique teeth aligner system as they all want to keep living a “normal” life. Other reasons to choose Invisalign is that they don’t want to involve a metallic smile or having to brush around brackets and wires. At SmilePerfectors, we are more than happy to provide this customized treatment.
Here, we want to point out a few particulars that don’t get as much attention as all those fantastic benefits.
1. Invisalign is not a Speeded System:
This is one of the most widespread misconceptions about Invisalign. Many patients considering Invisalign believe that teeth will move more rapidly under the mild pressure of aligner trays, but that isn’t the fact. In minor cases, aligners may need to be worn for less than a year. The same could be said of braces, though. More than a fast treatment, Invisalign is a discreet and comfortable treatment, and that is where we put our focus.
2. Comfort is Subjective:
Every person has his/her pain tolerance level. It is important to remember that, regardless of method, teeth straightening moves teeth. Therefore, some patients may feel slight soreness now and then. Comfort is usually sustainable with over-the-counter pain-relieving medication as needed.
3. Teeth may Stain:
Certain foods and beverages can stain teeth, and we all know that. Invisalign doesn’t change this. Truthfully, during Invisalign, it is suggested to notch up your oral care routine so that your teeth are protected from other oral problems such as stained teeth and bad breath. A nippy swish of water over teeth after food is enough to help lessen the risk of stains.
Worried about your crooked teeth? You don’t have to dream of a straight smile; you can have it. Contact SmilePerfectors for Invisalign in Tysons Corner at 703-356-1200 to schedule your Invisalign consultation, or you can also fill this contact us form to schedule an appointment online http://www.smileperfectors.com.