For adults, metal braces may not be a treatment option. Braces are obvious, can be uncomfortable, and require conscientious care. Dr. Heidi Harman of H2O Orthodontics near River Market, KC knows that nearly twenty percent of people wearing braces today are adults, and not all of them are obvious braces wearers. For these patients, Invisalign is the clear alternative to braces. Invisalign offers these patients:
Treatment with Invisalign is more comfortable than treatment with traditional metal braces. Invisalign clear aligners can be removed by the wearer as often as necessary. This makes eating and drinking, brushing and flossing, and cleaning the aligners much easier. Patients being treated with Invisalign also avoid any cuts or sores due to the absence wires and brackets.
Traditional metal braces are associated with awkward teenage years. A smile full of metal may be considered charming on a teen, but they can be inhibiting to an adult wearer. Invisalign aligners are clear, not metal. They don’t have bands or wires attached to teeth. The aligner trays are made of a thin, clear plastic. They are virtually invisible when being worn. All the way, Invisalign is straightening your teeth in the same manner as traditional braces.
Shortened Treatment Time
With Invisalign, the time that it will take for the teeth to move into their proper positions is greatly reduced. The course of treatment with Invisalign is typically one-and-a-half years. Metal braces can take up to five years to be effective.
With Invisalign, a computer program analyzes the current position of your teeth and formulates a corrective treatment plan. A series of aligners are then manufactured to these specifications that will work to straighten teeth into their correct position.
Most dental insurance plans cover Invisalign treatment just as they would other orthodontic treatment options like metal braces. Speak to someone at the H2O Orthodontics team as well as your insurance provider to determine what financing and insurance options are available.
If you’re an adult looking to improve your smile without any of the discomfort or self-consciousness associated with traditional braces, Invisalign might be the perfect option for you. Dr. Heidi Harman of H2O Orthodontics can help; they are experts in treating their adult patients near River Market, KC with Invisalign for adults. For more information about Invisalign and if it’s right for you, call: (913) 782-7223.