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You probably think that getting braces will require you to wear an unattractive metal appliance that makes you look like an awkward teenager. But your dentist may be able to straighten your smile discreetly with Invisalign clear braces. Learn more about this treatment, which is available for patients at Fine Dental Arts in Bellevue, WA.
Orthodontics Straighten Your Smile
Orthodontia is the dental science that’s focused on repositioning your teeth and readjusting your bite so that it will be in an optimal position. Patients naturally want their smiles to look straight and their teeth to be very close together (but not crowded). Custom braces are created to move the teeth until they conform to a model designed by your orthodontist.
The Invisalign Way
There are a few different types of braces that you can discuss with your Bellevue dentist. One orthodontic option that many adults prefer is Invisalign. With Invisalign you do not have to worry about having uncomfortable metal brackets permanently affixed to your teeth. Instead, you’ll just wear a plastic aligner tray each day. Your dentist prescribes a new tray every couple of weeks. Many Invisalign treatments are finished in less than a year—it depends on the unique cosmetic problems you have.
A Discreet Solution
Patients like Invisalign because it is a discreet orthodontic solution compared to metal braces. When in social and public settings, the tray can be removed and placed in a container until later. Even if you choose to keep the tray on while having a conversation it is not very visible to others. The Invisalign tray is made of a clear, polyurethane resin material that molds comfortably around your teeth.
Explore the Benefits of Invisalign
After attending a consultation with a cosmetic dentist, you may find that all you need to improve the looks of your smile is a relatively short Invisalign treatment. Call Fine Dental Arts in Bellevue, WA at 425-558-0909 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Kianoosh Behshid or Dr. Amir Emam.
The cosmetic advantages of having straight, properly aligned teeth are often the main priority for adults who choose to undergo orthodontic treatment later in life. And while it is never too late to invest in a healthy, beautiful smile, the dietary restrictions and social considerations around getting traditional metallic braces can be a deal breaker for many adults and older teenagers. Dr. Kianoosh Behshid, a general and cosmetic dentist in Bellevue, WA, recommends Invisalign clear aligner trays for adults as an alternative to traditional braces.
Get Straighter Teeth - Without Braces - in Bellevue, WA
Aesthetics are certainly important, but orthodontic treatment goes beyond just providing cosmetic dental perfection. According to the American Association of Orthodontists, common orthodontic problems like malocclusions (bite and alignment issues) and crowding can also lead to oral health problems like tooth decay, gum disease and tension and pain in the jaw (TMD).
You may be a good candidate for Invisalign if you suffer from:
- Crowding/extra tooth
- Severe/excessive spacing between teeth
The Invisalign Advantage for Straighter, Healthier Teeth
The non-invasive and practically invisible nature of clear aligner trays are among the biggest advantages of choosing Invisalign. But they also offer a number of health benefits that can minimize the risk of problems like cavities, and the food restrictions that are often necessary with metallic braces. Because the trays are removable and can be taken out for up to two hours a day, Invisalign wearers can continue to brush and floss daily. There are also less dietary restrictions than with braces. In many cases, the overall treatment period is shorter with Invisalign.
Invisalign is the ideal option for qualified adults looking for a discreet, non-invasive way to get straighter teeth, without disruptions to appearance or quality of life.
Find a Dentist in Bellevue, WA
Invisalign is an effective and non-invasive option for adults in need of orthodontic treatment. For more information on how clear aligners work, and whether they are the right option for you, contact Fine Dental Arts by calling (425) 558-0909 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Behshid today.