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Everyone wants a bright, beautiful smile!

But not everyone was born with perfect teeth. In fact, most people have some sort of imperfection with their teeth, gums, or facial structure that they feel takes away from the beautiful smile they want.

The good news is that your dentist here in Albertville, MN has many options available to help improve your smile and achieve the look you want.

One popular option is Invisalign, which is an alternative to traditional metal braces. In this blog, we’ll go over why Invisalign is such a popular choice, how dental patients benefit from this treatment, and why more and more people are choosing it over metal braces.

A Comfortable Fit

Anyone who has had traditional wire braces will attest to the fact that they’re not the most comfortable dental appliances to have to contend with. The wires and brackets often scratch the inside of the patient’s mouth. What’s more, every time they’re tightened, there’s a new adjustment period to go through, with a degree of soreness following the tightening.

Invisalign is nothing like that. This appliance truly is a comfortable alternative to wire braces. It works gently to straighten teeth; it’s made to fit your bite, and it works as an overlay that is inserted right over your teeth. There are no sharp edges or rough metal pieces to deal with. In fact, your Invisalign appliance is smooth, softer than metal, and removable, making it not only comfortable, but also convenient.

One more point we want to make is that, with traditional braces, molds of your teeth have to be made. This can be an unpleasant experience for some patients who are sensitive to the goopy material that has to sit in the mouth for several minutes. Instead, with Invisalign treatments, your teeth are digitally scanned for a far more comfortable, pleasant experience!

Shorter Treatment Duration

In addition to achieving a more comfortable fit, Invisalign teeth aligners can straighten your teeth much faster than wire braces can. In fact, treatment time is typically up to 50 percent quicker using Invisalign over wire braces or other types of aligners.

If you know somebody who wore braces for two or three years, know that this won’t be the case with Invisalign. You’ll have the straight teeth and beautiful smile you want much faster! This alone is a compelling reason to opt for this treatment over others.

Practically Invisible

As the name implies, Invisalign aligners are practically invisible. Made from a clear, strong, and durable plastic material, these aligners often go unnoticed when you’re out and about, whether at work, at school, doing errands, or relaxing with friends. Even if they are seen, nobody will think twice about them because they are inconspicuous. In other words, with Invisalign, you won’t be attracting attention to your appliance the way that metal braces draw attention due to their highly visible appearance.

No Wires Or Brackets To Content With

We’ve already touched upon this point, but with the Invisalign teeth-straightening treatment, you will not have to suffer through broken wires, sharp brackets, or the overall discomfort that comes from wearing wire-type braces.

Invisalign aligners are made using 3D printing techniques that achieve a good fit for greater comfort. It’s contoured to fit your mouth without poking or pinching your skin.

Better For Your Enamel

With metal braces that are glued to teeth, the enamel can suffer. Decay can happen to a tooth right where the bracket is, and this level of decay (which can be extensive) may not be seen until the braces are removed.

This doesn’t happen with Invisalign. Because the appliance is clear and removable, your dentist here in Albertville can continue to monitor the overall health of your teeth and tend to any cavities or signs of decay before irreparable damage is done to the enamel. You will get great dental care at the same time that the Invisalign treatment is working to give you a winning smile. Our patients definitely appreciate this benefit.

Can Correct Many Issues

Invisalign is a powerful treatment that can address a number of issues, including the following:

  • Overbites
  • Underbites
  • Crossbites
  • Open Bites
  • Gap Teeth
  • Crowded Teeth
  • Imperfect Smiles

Even if you think it’s not possible, you can probably see a significant improvement in your condition through Invisalign straightening treatments. Consult with your dentist’s office in Albertville.

To Learn More

Are you ready to learn more about Invisalign and what it can do for you? Contact White Smiles Family Dentistry for a consultation. We can go over this treatment with you in detail, whether you’re seeking treatment for yourself or your child.

In addition, we offer other dental care services to protect your teeth and gums and help you achieve the beautiful smile you want. If it’s been a while since your last checkup or cleaning, give us a call to schedule your next appointment with us!