Your dentist just told you that you should consider braces to straighten a few crooked teeth. While crooked teeth may not bother you much, they can lead to other problems with dental hygiene down the road. This is what your dentist is considering when they recommend finding an Invisalign provider.
Many dentists are recommending Invisalign as an alternative to conventional metal braces, wires, and nighttime headgear. We’ve all heard the horror stories of past generations. A lot of advancements in dental care have been made over the past 50 years, and Invisalign is one of the best.
Finding an Invisalign Provider
In your search for an Invisalign provider near you, you will undoubtedly find a myriad of dental practices offering this service. The Invisalign website offers a search feature to assist patients in finding qualified service providers by using their postal zip code.
Some considerations in addition to locality:
- High reviews and patient recommendations
- Years of experience
- Office hours and availability
Most dental practices have an online presence. Check their website for customer reviews, common practices, a blog with information, and good biographical information on the personnel. These are all things that will lead you to the best Invisalign provider near you.
Advantages of Invisalign
While there are alternatives to Invisalign from other suppliers of “invisible braces,” dentists will recommend sticking with the best. Look for an orthodontist that works with Invisalign-branded corrective trays. Among the advantages of Invisalign:
- One of the most advanced invisible tray systems available
- Corrects problems such as overbite, underbite, crossbite, gaps, and overcrowding
- No restrictions on foods you can eat during treatment
- Greater comfort and less painful than traditional types of braces
- Trays are removable for easier cleaning and dental care
- Nearly invisible to avoid patient self-consciousness during treatment
For a more in-depth look at the advantages please check our blog post on Invisalign.
Exploring All the Options
Braces correct teeth and jaw alignment. While Invisalign is the latest and greatest development, orthodontists have been straightening teeth for a long time.
Traditional braces were wires and brackets. The mere mention of braces sent kids running from the room. The horrors of middle school taunts of “Metal Mouth” following them through the halls created nightmares for pre-teens and teens.
Those horror-filled days have been replaced with other options, including polycarbonate and ceramic. Lingual braces use a behind-the-teeth placement and can’t readily be seen.
Another change is that more adults are considering braces than ever before. Typically, patients are first seen for braces around 12 years of age, once permanent teeth have grown in.
There is still a lot of stigma with traditional braces, which only adds to the popularity of Invisalign tray systems.
Consult With Aesthetic Dental Group Today
If you are considering Invisalign, contact Aesthetic Dental Group today at (732) 507-5007. We offer complete Invisalign services, will answer your questions, and set you up with a consultation appointment.