Many patients get braces as children or teenagers. Not everyone does, though. Today, adults are also looking for orthodontic help, and the more discreet the better. That’s why Dr. Randall Nameth offers Invisalign clear braces at his Worthington dental office. With Invisalign, older patients have a nearly invisible option for moving teeth into their ideal position. The Invisalign system does this using a series of clear, custom-made trays instead of the brackets and wires used by conventional braces. What’s more, your trays are removable. That means they can be taken out for eating, and for everyday brushing and flossing.
Because when it comes to what you eat, Invisalign lets you enjoy the same unrestricted diet you enjoyed before starting treatment. With conventional braces, there are foods you’ll need to avoid, either because they can become caught around your brackets or wires, or because they can physically damage your braces.
Similarly, because Invisalign lets you remove your trays for brushing and flossing, cleaning your teeth is a much easier process. With conventional braces, food is more likely to get caught around teeth, increasing one’s vulnerability to gum disease and tooth decay. Because Invisalign uses removable trays, patients have better access to areas that would be harder to keep clean otherwise.
On top of all of this, treatment with Invisalign requires fewer office visits. With conventional braces, patients have to come in more frequently to have their braces tightened. Patients who are using Invisalign don’t need to come in as often because there’s nothing to tighten. Instead, you’ll just move on to the next pair of trays in your treatment kit. Dr. Nameth and his Worthington dental team will still need to see you periodically to check your progress, but not with the frequency required by conventional braces.
Do you want to know if Invisalign is right for you? Dr. Nameth would be happy to help you decide. Call our Worthington dental office today to reserve a consultation. After completing an oral exam, we can talk to you about your treatment options and your goals for your smile. If Invisalign isn’t right for you, we’d be happy to recommend another course of action. We look forward to helping you!