Invisalign aligner trays allow you to straighten your smile discreetly. Invisalign is a treatment method for straightening teeth that are misaligned. Unlike, metal braces that are cemented to the teeth, Invisalign utilizes removable trays that can be taken out when eating. The trays can also be removed to brush and floss, which makes maintaining good oral hygiene easier. At TLC Dentistry, Dr. William Lee, Dr. Pada Chalothorn, and Dr. William Cartee, Jr. are your dentists for Invisalign in Lexington, KY.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign gently straightens and moves teeth into the desired position by applying controlled force in the same manner as traditional braces. Unlike braces, though, Invisalign uses removable trays rather than brackets and wires to move the teeth. The trays fit directly over the top and bottom rows of teeth and can be removed to eat or clean the teeth. New trays are provided every few weeks. With each new set of trays, the teeth gently move closer to the desired final position. Invisalign treatment lasts about 12 months for most people.
Advantages of Invisalign
Invisalign offers several advantages as an option for straightening your smile. Your dentist for Invisalign in Lexington, KY, can help you decide if Invisalign is the right choice for your or your teen. Advantages of Invisalign include:
- Discreet — Trays are made of clear plastic that is virtually unnoticeable to others.
- Comfortable — Trays are made of a soft plastic material with no hard metal brackets or wires to poke and irritate the mouth and gums, as is the case with traditional braces.
- Removable — Trays can be taken out to brush and floss, which makes it easier to maintain good oral hygiene as compared to traditional braces in which food particles and bacteria can be easily trapped by the brackets and wires.
- Protection — Trays provide protection against the grinding or clenching of teeth, which can wear teeth down and damage them over time.
You can straighten your smile quickly and discreetly with Invisalign clear aligner trays. For Invisalign in Lexington, KY, schedule a consultation with Dr. Lee, Dr. Chalothorn, or Dr. Cartee by calling TLC Dentistry at (859) 223-8987.