Does it seem like everyone has a picture-perfect smile…except you?
Obviously, that’s not true, considering the fact that adults ages 20-64 have on average only 24.92 teeth left. For reference, humans have 32 teeth, 28 if you don’t count the wisdom teeth that are usually removed.
So, then how do so many people have such dazzling smiles with perfectly straight teeth and no gaps? A little miracle called restorative dentistry.
Today, let’s focus on one excellent method of getting perfectly straight pearly whites — Invisalign. You’ll be amazed at how easy it is to get a picture-perfect smile with this technique.
How Does Invisalign Work?
Invisalign is an ingenious method of straightening teeth that doesn’t involve filling your mouth with metal or forcing you to wear elaborate headgear. Instead, you get a set of plastic trays that you pop in your mouth and go on about your way. The trays are virtually invisible to other people, so no one will even notice that you’re straightening your teeth.
For the treatment to be effective, you should wear the trays for at least 22 hours a day. Every couple of weeks you go in for a new set of trays as your teeth shift, until you’ve achieved the straight smile you’ve always wanted.
Benefits of Invisalign
You can probably already imagine some of the great benefits of Invisalign. The big one is that you don’t have to wear obvious braces in your mouth.
Plus, though you should always eat for oral health, you are less restricted on what you can eat. Traditional braces come with a long list of foods that you cannot eat because biting into them can damage the brackets and wires in your mouth. However, Invisalign trays are removable. You simply take them out to indulge in your favorite foods and put them back in when you’re done.
There is also less chance of cavities and tooth decay. Wearing braces make it harder to keep your teeth and gums clean because the metal parts get in the way. Removing Invisalign trays allow you to brush and floss your teeth with nothing in the way between you and a fresh, clean smile.
In some cases, Invisalign treatment can also help you save time and money depending on your particular situation. Keep in mind that Invisalign can only treat mild tooth straightening issues. Dealing with exaggerated overbites or underbites is still firmly in the realm of traditional metal braces (and perhaps headgear). Talk with your dentist or check out this service to learn more about Invisalign and find out if it is right for you.
Enjoy Your Picture-Perfect Smile
How easy is that? Wear some virtually invisible plastic trays for a few months and at the end your get to enjoy your picture-perfect smile. It’s the perfect tooth straightening method, especially for busy professionals who don’t have lots of time to dedicate to their teeth but want a gorgeous smile.
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