If you have crooked teeth, you know firsthand the impact that having crooked teeth can have on your self-esteem. It can make you feel self-conscious about the way you look. Just a few years ago, there were not a lot of options available for straightening your teeth. Your only option was to get traditional braces. Thankfully, today you now have the option of clear braces.
Traditional braces, which have a combination of metal brackets and metal wires, often look worse than the problem with your teeth that you are trying to correct. Many children find themselves the victims of taunts and teasing because of the metal braces that they wear.
The problem is even worse for adults who are looking to correct crooked teeth. Nothing can detract from a professional image like talking and having a mouth full of metal braces. What’s worse is if you find food or other particles stuck in your metal braces. Wearing metal braces as an adult is stressful, and it can have as severe of an impact on your self-esteem as the crooked teeth you are trying to correct.
Thankfully, invisible braces have come on the scene. You either opt for clear braces made out of ceramic or clear aligners. The clear aligner trays allow you to straighten your teeth while at the same time maintaining discretion. What’s nice about these clear aligner trays is that they are almost invisible. There are no metal brackets with clear braces like Invisalign®.
Invisalign® allows you to correct many of the same problems that would be corrected with traditional braces. For example, if you have an overbite, an under bite, or a cross bite, clear braces can be used. Invisalign® allows you to straighten your teeth, and this is the primary goal of an individual using a braces system.
One of the things that makes Invisalign® so powerful is the fact that it allows you to straighten your teeth while at the same time eating the foods you love and maintaining good oral health. Since the Invisalign® aligner trays are removable, you can take them out when you eat food. You can take them out when you brush and floss your teeth. You can take them out if you have a special event.
Dr. Lach, our experienced orthodontist at Lach Orthodontic Specialists, is a top 1% provider for Invisalign® and the number one Invisalign® provider in Orlando. During a consultation at his office in Oviedo or Lake Nona, he will look at your teeth, look at your cosmetic goals, and help you make the best choice for your situation. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and get started.